I ran across a news story today in which the unlikely Democrat Party Presidential nominee, John Edwards had the audacity to tell some insignificant AP reporter that he worked for a hedge fund between presidential campaigns in order to learn about financial markets and their relationship to poverty

To be fair, he eventually got around to admitting that he made a buck or three while he was at it, but this is just another extraordinary example of how disingenuous the top tier Democrat candidates really are.

Hillary has become infamous for changing the way she talks depending on the regional and racial dynamics of the audience she’s pandering to.

Barry O turns his level of “blackness�? up or down depending on what kind of crowd he’s performing for.

Now John Edwards expects us to believe he is learning about the plight of the poor by consulting with fat-cat clients at a $35.1 billion investment firm.

Edwards went on to say that it was fair to question whether or not there is a contradiction between campaigning against poverty while working for a multi billion dollar hedge fund, but then he stepped in it again when he claimed that the hedge fund job was a complement to his position as the head of a poverty center at the University of North Carolina.

Apparently Mr. Edwards didn’t consider the fact that he could have learned all he could have ever wanted or needed to know about financial markets without ever having to leave the UNC campus. Of course there is more to the story.

It turns out that the company Edwards was shilling for, Fortress Investment Group, was the single largest employer of Edwards campaign donors during the first three months of the year. Furthermore, donors who listed FIG as their employer contributed $67,450 to Edwards’ campaign and supporters who identified their employer as FIG coughed up another $55,200.

So, it really appears that Edwards took the high dollar investment group position to put himself in contact with potential campaign donors (and to fatten up his personal bank account as well) and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. However, there is something terribly wrong with a Presidential candidate that has an inability to give a straight answer about ANYTHING he is asked expecting the rest of us to trust him to run our country.