Where is the John Edwards UPDATE?
by reasonwarrior, Mon Oct 01, 2007 at 03:55:54 PM EDT
On August 17th, an embarrassed John Edwards promised to take millions of dollars of his own fortune out of a hedge fund tied to subprime lenders who foreclosed on victims of Hurricane Katrina.
"I will not have my family's money involved in these firms that are foreclosing on people in New Orleans," he told the Associated Press.
It is now October and I have not heard one word about it since. There is reason to be suspicious about if John did what he said. For one thing, he acted surprised about this aspect of Fortress in August when in fact, he knew about it in May, several months before, as this article clearly shows-
Yet, in August, he said this-
"My reaction is I'm going to help these people," Edwards said in a telephone interview. "I just learned about this. I don't know the details, I will find out and I will find a way to help them."
He just learned about it? He talked about it in May when he was asked- but newspaper articles a day or so before he made his new statement seemed to have jogged his memory and that is when he said he would take his money out but HAS HE?
John Edwards talks a lot about "honesty" and "trust." If he is as honest as he says he is, he needs to tell us what exactly has been done since he made that promise months ago- and it should come from him without there being yet another investigation into his dealings with them. If he is waiting to see if he gets the nomination before he takes that money out, that is about as DISHONEST and UNTRUSTWORTHY as it gets.
If anyone has a link about Edward's progress on this, please post it and I will congratulate for him finally doing the right thing- but I am not letting this go and around January, the public needs to be informed about the status of this.