Presidential candidate and shameless trial attorney John Edwards is channeling Jesus on the campaign trail:

[Edwards said] Jesus would be appalled at how the United States has ignored the plight of the suffering, and that he believes children should have private time to pray at school.

Edwards, in an interview with the Web site, said Jesus would be most upset with the selfishness of Americans and the country’s willingness to go to war “when it’s not necessary.”

“I think that Jesus would be disappointed in our ignoring the plight of those around us who are suffering and our focus on our own selfish short-term needs,” Edwards told the site. “I think he would be appalled, actually.”

Edwards then asked the audience to yell “yes!” and raise their hands if they agreed that Jesus would be appalled, and/or they’ve suffered a neck injury suffered an improperly deploying passenger-side airbag.

Hey John, I’m not too sure Jesus would be cool with the phoney “if I’m elected the paralyzed will walk again” routine you pulled on the campaign trail in ’04 either:

“If we do the work that we can do in this country, the work that we will do when John Kerry is president, people like Christopher Reeve are going to walk, get up out of that wheelchair and walk again.”

“Do you believe!?” Me neither.


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