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John Edwards, I Always Thought You Were A Smooth-Talking SOB Who Would Say Anything to Be President…

18 April 2007

[John Edwards’] campaign committee picked up the tab for two haircuts at $400 each by celebrity stylist Joseph Torrenueva of Beverly Hills, CA…

FEC records show Edwards also availed himself of $250 in services from a trendy salon and spa in Dubuque, Iowa, and $225 in services from the Pink Sapphire in Manchester, N.H.Associated Press, April 18, 2007

“Because we have not yet realized the promise of America; we still struggle to live up to the idea. There are still two Americas here at home, one for the powerful and another one for everyone else…” Remarks by John Edwards as prepared for delivery, Manchester, New Hampshire, March 17, 2007

One reason the cost of the cut was so steep even by Beverly Hills standards is that Torrenueva went to Edwards rather than the candidate coming into the stylist’s salon a block off Rodeo Drive.Associated Press, April 18, 2007

“As part of his efforts to combat global warming, Senator John Edwards announced today that he will make his campaign ‘carbon neutral.’ Edwards believes global warming is one of the great challenges facing America and the world and that we can all take immediate action to decrease the amount of carbon we produce.”John Edwards for President Web site

Edwards, 53, who has made alleviating poverty the central theme of candidacy, has been criticized for building a 28,000-square-foot house for $5.3 million near Chapel Hill, N.C. The complex of several buildings on 102 acres includes an indoor basketball court, an indoor pool and a handball court.Associated Press, April 18, 2007

“Global warming is an emergency and we can’t wait until the next president is elected to take action,” said Edwards. “Each of us can take responsibility in small ways to make a big difference. I encourage all Americans to conserve energy in their own homes and workplaces and help fight global warming.”John Edwards for President Web site

“In the richest country in the history of the globe, we have more millionaires and more billionaires that ever – but we also have more Americans living in poverty – 37 million people unable to fulfill their basic needs of food and shelter, no matter how many jobs they work – not less.”Remarks by John Edwards as prepared for delivery, Manchester, New Hampshire, March 17, 2007

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