Edwards Seizing Socialists Ideals

10:43 AM Astrid Hersey 0 Comments

[hat tip, Marshall]

John Edwards has signed up two of the biggest anti-Wal-Mart activists around:
Sen. John Edwards's Raleigh-based presidential campaign is planning to add experienced democratic strategists to his high command and has shifted the responsibilities of some senior staff, campaign aides and advisers said this morning.Paul Blank, the political director for Howard Dean's 2003 presidential campaign and currently a chief organizer of a union anti-Wal-Mart campaign, is slated to oversee day-to-day operations on the campaign.Chris Kofinis, who worked with Blank as "Wake Up Wal-Mart's" chief spokesman, is expected to serve in a senior communications planning role.

Although, I am bit relieved to note that one also held a high position in Howard Dean's 2003 campaign, snafu, or whatever the hell you want to call it.

Hopefully, this will mean the demise of the Wake Up Wal-Mart group altogether.

And, the socialist policies they will be promoting, from the AP:
Edwards campaigned in Cleveland, telling a union gathering that millions of manufacturing jobs can result from collaboration between blue-collar industries and environmental projects.

"The Blue Green Alliance really can create 1 million, 2 million new manufacturing jobs to replace some of the jobs that have been lost," Edwards told about 600 political activists from the United Steelworkers of America union at a conference on reviving U.S. manufacturing.

The Blue Green Alliance was formed last year by the union and the Sierra Club to promote job creation and work on environmental initiatives including global warming and development of solar and wind power.

Edwards also pitched his plan announced Monday to try to push the minimum wage up to $9.50 an hour. President Bush recently signed a law increasing it from $5.15 to $7.25 over two years.

Oh, and speaking of John Edwards, did everyone catch what he pays for haircut? That would be $1250.00 for the stylist to fly to Atlanta, hotel room, two days of missed work, oh, and the haircut. Now, if only he could use some of that money to improve Elizabeth's wardrobe....