Edwards Stumps at Strike Rally

Further mixing presidential politics and show biz’s labor strife, John Edwards cast the writers and Broadway stagehands strikes as indicative of the threats to the middle class.

In fact, Edwards pegged an appearance today at the rally of striking writers and Broadway stagehands to outline economic policies for middle class and working families. His proposals include tax reform, fighting excessive credit card interest rates and alleviating the mortgage crisis.

“We’re in this together,” Edwards said to hundreds gathered at Washington Square Park. “It’s about making sure these media conglomerates don’t step on your rights.”

As Variety’s Dade Hayes reports, joining Edwards were Tim Robbins, Danny Glover and Colin Quinn.

“Sopranos” created David Chase told the AP: “The people here at this rally and this union come up with the ideas that make large, large amounts of money. Those ideas have value every time they’re used.” 

“With all due respect, we’re not serving steaks at Outback. People at Outback don’t come up with the ideas for that steak.”

Chase said that he was pleased Edwards had spoken to the striking writers. “He said some very important things.”

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