The Knucklehead of the Day award
Today's winner is former Senator and Vice Presidential candidate John Edwards. He gets the award for the following.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Thursday that a staff member for former Sen. John Edwards — a vocal critic of the retailer — asked his local Wal-Mart store for help in getting the potential 2008 presidential candidate a Sony PlayStation 3. Edwards said it was true, but a mistake on the staffer's part.Edwards is an obvious hypocrite for his stance against Wal-Mart while at the same time wanting to purchase a product at the store chain. His blaming an assistant is just as lame as he is. All of this makes John Edwards today's Knucklehead of the Day.
Edwards told The Associated Press that the volunteer "feels terrible" about seeking the game unit at Wal-Mart a day after his boss criticized the company, saying it doesn't treat its employees fairly.
"My wife, Elizabeth, wanted to get a Playstation3 for my young children. She mentioned it in front of one of my staff people," Edwards said. "That staff person mentioned it in front of a volunteer who said he would make an effort to get one. He was making an effort to go get one for himself.
"Elizabeth and I knew nothing about this. He feels terrible about this. He made a mistake, and he knows he should not have used my name," Edwards said.
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