Presidential candidate John Edwards showed up at the WGA picket in front of NBC this afternoon...
A large group of strikers crowded the sidewalk, listening to Edwards give a short speech through a bullhorn. Everyone was pretty pumped up. In addition to speechifying, Edwards worked the crowd, and talked to the milling press.
Yeah, I know the visit was a photo op, but it was still great of Edwards to show up and voice support. Local news covered it, complete with semi-snark:
"Striking writers, not only got a visit from a top Democratic Presidential candidate, they got a big morale boost from John Edwards. The former senator joined them on the picket line ... Edwards, a multi-millionaire lawyer, is a vocal supporter of unions.
-- John North on KABC
All photos -- Janette Hulett