Saturday, December 16, 2006

the future of u.s. politics

Just a quick little mention, apropos of nothing, that I'm happy to see Senator John Edwards is throwing his hat in the ring for the 2008 presidential election. With a retooled, openly progressive platform to boot. His number one issue: economic inequality in America. Brave man. How long will it take before the reds are smearing him as a socialist?

He's got my vote. He's from my old home state and, not many people know this, he got his law degree from a historically black college in Durham, NC, North Carolina Central University. That happens to be the school attended by the accuser in the Duke rape case, but don't hold that against him. It also happens to be the school where my ex, Er!n got her Master's of Library Science and the law school I intended to attend before I decided to move to the Pacific Northwest.

Anyway, despite the fact that he was a successful trial lawyer, he didn't start out with much and when he talks about economic inequality, I feel pretty confident that he knows what he's talking about. Plus he's kinda cute, in that dimply-white-guy-baby-faced sort of way. And that's not so bad, really.


Blogger Jacob said...

Edwards did not attend NCCU School of Law. He went to UNC School of law and N.C. State for undergrad. You're thinking about Michael Easley, the Governor of NC.

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