by Van Helsing | August 25, 2008 1:51 pm
The disgraced John Edwards has proven himself right about there being two Americas: one is rich enough to get their campaign donations quietly refunded; the other is poor enough to ignore. Following Warren Buffet’s warning that donors could give the ambulance-chasing Breck Girl a dose of his own medicine with a class action lawsuit, DBKP reports:
Out of 667 “bundlers” or designated fundraisers, 276 or 40%, had received a refund of their individual contributions. Not only did the individual bundlers get their money back but in some cases so did their family members.
Other refundees included Fred Baron, Edwards’ former national finance campaign chairman in both the ’04 and ’08 elections. Baron recently admitted that he had been monetarily “helping” Edwards’ ex-mistress, Rielle Hunter. The list includes some of Edwards’ largest bundlers, Thomas Girardi, John O’Quinn, and William Lerash, as well as other “famous” refundees: Michael Eisner, Don Henley, Eric Montross, and Michigan Congressman (D) David Bonoir of Michigan.
As for the little guys Edwards supposedly champions:
The percentage of refunds returned to the “grass roots” contributors, those who received a refund of a 100.00 or less was 1/5th of a percent of the total amount refunded.
For some reason, the same mainstream media that managed to ignore Rielle Hunter for so long hasn’t been reporting this story.
Hat tip: NewsBusters; on a tip from nanc. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.
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