I just saw that John Edwards will appear on Jay Leno tonight. I wonder if he will be asked about why he, a multi-millionaire, drew a $40,000 salary for his position at the Poverty Center (or whatever it is called) at UNC. In addition to the fact that the position was used to gain tons of favorable media for him personally (media that money couldn’t buy), I have another problem with it. Wouldn’t that money have been better spent, you know, helping to relieve poverty? I’m just askin’.
Update: Surprise, surprise, Jay didn’t ask him. Here are a couple of highlights from the interview:
Edwards told a cute story about his kids. He was travelling a lot and spoke to them on the phone, letting them know that he had heard they were fighting. His daughter told him it was “unfortunate, but not unexpected.”
Edwards said the U.S. should have universal health care and when Leno asked how you do that, Edwards responded that you convince the American people that it needs to be done and then you get a plan to do it. Why didn’t anyone come up with that idea earlier? Edwards’ “plan” almost makes me long for Hillarycare.