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Edwards Webmistress Is Finally Forced To Quit

From a deeply saddened Associated Press:

Targeted Blogger Quits Edwards Campaign

By MIKE BAKER Monday, February 12, 2007

RALEIGH, N.C. – One of the chief campaign bloggers for Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards quit Monday after conservative critics raised questions about her history of provocative online messages.

Amanda Marcotte posted on her personal blog, Pandagon, that the criticism "was creating a situation where I felt that every time I coughed, I was risking the Edwards campaign." Marcotte said she resigned from her position Monday, and that her resignation was accepted by the campaign.

Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, demanded last week that Edwards fire Marcotte and a second blogger, Melissa McEwan, for remarks he deemed anti-Catholic. Edwards, a former North Carolina senator, called the messages personally offensive, but decided to keep Marcotte and McEwan on staff.

"No matter what you think about the campaign, I signed on to be a supporter and a tireless employee for them, and if I can’t do the job I was hired to do because Bill Donohue doesn’t have anything better to do with his time than harass me, then I won’t do it," Marcotte wrote Monday night.

Alas, we won’t have Amanda Marcotte to f*ck around with kick around any more. (What was that other chick’s name?)

The great thing is Edwards has already proved his laughable lack of judgment.

That bell cannot be un-rung.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Monday, February 12th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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