Howie P.S.: On another front, Ben Smith (Politico) writes on "Edwards: Full-court press against media."
Democrat John Edwards said the Bush administration's plan to sell $20 billion worth of weapons to friendly Arab states amounted to a foreign policy of convenience and he will take a tougher stance with Saudi Arabia if elected president.
Edwards called the AP from a refueling stop in Garden City, Kan., between campaign stops in California and Virginia, where he helped raise about $42,000 for legislative candidates. Virginia Democrats are trying to regain control of the state Senate majority they lost 12 years ago so that they will have more influence in redrawing congressional boundaries in 2011.
Edwards told the crowd of about 100 that he wanted to help because "we cannot move progressive agendas without having stronger positions in these state legislatures."