New to the Edwards Stump Speech: the Good Corporation

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John Edwards has introduced a new idea in the last few days of campaigning: the good corporation. After months of lambasting corporate interests for “stealing the American dream from your children,” Edwards acknowledged today that “there are good corporate citizens in this country.” He cited Costco, which pays employees more than its competitor Wal-Mart, and AT&T, which is bringing call-center jobs back to the United States. Whenever he attacks corporations now, he includes the word “irresponsible,” to indicate he only means the meanies.

Just in case you needed to see if Edwards could appreciate nuance on that issue before deciding whom to vote for…

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