Multi-millionaire, former trial lawyer and ex-Senator John Edwards is famous for 3 things, 1) promising Christopher Reeves would walk if John Kerry were elected President, 2) bashing Wal-Mart, 3) his hair.

Upon learning that an Edwards staffer had attempted to jump the line to buy a Playstation 3 for Edwards’ 6 year old son at Wal-Mart, Wal-Mart issued a press release. An excerpt:

Sen. Edwards reportedly re-told a homespun story to participants of a United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) union-sponsored call about how his son had chided a fellow student for purchasing shoes at Wal-Mart.

This is the real story. Teaching his son to diss his kindergarten classmates over their clothing is a far more damning comment on the man’s character than the fact that even his own staffers don’t pay attention to his message. Bragging about it is worse. Bragging about it for political gain, worse yet.

What an elitist buffoon.

Updated: 2:25PM