The NY Times, of all papers, has an expose on a Non Profit organization sir Edwards set up for the poor which pretty much did nothing but fund his trips around the country.
From the article
Edwards, who reported this year that he had assets of nearly $30 million, came up with a novel solution, creating a nonprofit organization with the stated mission of fighting poverty. The organization, the Center for Promise and Opportunity, raised $1.3 million in 2005, and -- unlike a sister charity created to raise scholarship money for poor students -- the main beneficiary of the center's fundraising was Edwards himself, federal tax filings show.
Congratulations Mr. Edwards, we all appreciate your hard work for the poor.
The guy is a selfless crusader for the poor, throwing around $400 for haircuts just so some poor barber can put his kid through college.