Via Ben Smith’s Blog at THE POLITICO (““EDWARDS NOT INVOLVED IN HAIRCUT“), this from THE POLITICKER:
…(Edwards, when reading audience-submitted questions, responded to) a question submitted via the Internet, from a woman whose son lives in Chapel Hill and has driven by Edwards’ home. “Although I am a supporter,” (Edwards) read, “I have difficulty in trying to understand the dichotomy between your emphasis on helping the poor and your enormous mansion.”
Edwards said, “Would it be better if people who’ve been successful didn’t care about people who came from the same place that they came from? I mean, would it be better if I just forgot about where I came from? And I have a little trouble understanding it, to be perfectly honest with you.”
Bai also touched on the $400 haircut that showed up on Edwards’ campaign filings, asking, “What were you thinking?”
Edwards said that “other people arranged these things” and that he “wasn’t personally involved in it,” but he added that he should be held responsible for it.
Yes. Yes, I think he should be.