John Edwards makes a bold and brave statement.
Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards on Thursday called for a federal investigation into possible antitrust violations by the oil industry and criticized oil companies for raising gas prices.
Of course, he qualified it in the next sentence.
``There's absolutely no justification for the gas companies to be as profitable as they are and have the taxpayers subsidizing the industry,'' Edwards said.
You're right, John. Why not campaign to do away with oil company subsidies and then leave them alone? What? You say that would take away your justification for using oil as a campaign issue? Oh, I see.