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Posted by on Feb 13, 2007 in Politics | 10 comments

Edwards Blogger Hires: And Then There Were None

John Edwards’ remaining high-profile blogger who was under fire from conservatives and Republicans has now quit his campaign staff.

The AP’s lead
: “A second blogger working for Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards quit Tuesday under pressure from conservative critics who said her previous online messages were anti-Catholic.

Melissa McEwan writes in THIS POST on her blog Shakespeare’s Sister:

I regret to say that I have also resigned from the Edwards campaign. In spite of what was widely reported, I was not hired as a blogger, but a part-time technical advisor, which is the role I am vacating.

I would like to make very clear that the campaign did not push me out, nor was my resignation the back-end of some arrangement made last week. This was a decision I made, with the campaign’s reluctant support, because my remaining the focus of sustained ideological attacks was inevitably making me a liability to the campaign, and making me increasingly uncomfortable with my and my family’s level of exposure.

I understand that there will be progressive bloggers who feel I am making the wrong decision, and I offer my sincerest apologies to them. One of the hardest parts of this decision was feeling as though I’m letting down my peers, who have been so supportive.

Read the entire post.

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  • That’s too bad — most people would have largely forgotten about her soon, since Amanda drew all the fire.

  • MichaelF

    Go to the lefty Blogs and read the responses just after Edwards said the two bloggers would not be fired. They were calling this a victory for progressives and outlining the new
    influence they would have over the Democratic party. Now they are on the attack again .

    It won’t be long before these two are back to spewing the hatred and vitriol.

  • Rudi

    MichaelF Your comments are pure BS. I find Billy Donohue to be a bigger piece of wasted human flesh(hyperbole alert). He is an advocate looking for a fight, the Catholics Al Sharpton. Here are some Google searches to look at, BD is an ambulance chaser looking for a forum.
    Results 1 – 6 of about 10 for “Andrea Clark” “william donohue”.
    Results 1 – 10 of about 25,000 for “terri schiavo” “william donohue”.
    Results 1 – 10 of about 22 for “sun hudson” “william donohue” .
    Results 1 – 1 of about 4 for “sun hudson” “william donohue” -schiavo.
    Results 1 – 10 of about 991 for “Amanda Marcotte” “william donohue”.
    Notice how many hits for Hudson and Clark, double digit. When they pulled the plug on Hudson and Clark were was BD, maybe battling the secularJEEWWS in Hollywood. These two people were ignored by BD, no cable show exposure. The man is Elmer Gantry, not Mother Teresa.

  • Rudi

    MF Please give links to the rabid Lefties. Here is a gem from the Libertarian emag Reason:
    http://www.reason.com/blog/show/118664.html

    So, 3000 wasted, yo, O’bomba, about the Buffalo Troops who went after the uncivil war out west with Gen. Sherman, your “Black History” studies did it include the facts of the Apache babies who were taken by the heels by said troops and the scull cracked on the rocks of the fire pits,and the women raped and then set on fire.

    This is from LGF, is this spewing the hatred and vitriol.

  • MichaelF

    Rudi , nothing you wrote in anyway refutes what I had to say . In another thread I made the point that I find Donahue to be an idiot so on that we can agreee . But it has nothing to do with what Lefty bloggers are saying . Go to Pandagn and read the posts about this subject and you will find I am correct.

    Read my post and then your comment and think

  • “I would like to make very clear that the campaign did not push me out, nor was my resignation the back-end of some arrangement made last week.”
    Maybe. But she doesn’t say the folks there insisted she should stay either.
    Oh my. The Edwards campaign – a band of spineless wussies.
    If they can’t even attack Donohue, in spite of all the exposure because of his numerous moronic remarks, how would they want to survive against Giuliani or McCain, when the real swiftboating comes? Losers.

  • “In another thread I made the point that I find Donahue to be an idiot so on that we can agreee .”

    Indeed. And Edwards couldn’t even anage to fight back against this idiot. I can’t say how much I’m disappointed about the Dem primary so far. Where’s Gore when liberals need him?
    🙁

  • “The man is Elmer Gantry, not Mother Teresa.”

    Hehehe, good line, Rudi! 😀

  • I never really saw anybody talk about the Shakespeare Sister blog at all. Certainly you dont see the same type of contrversial quotes floating around the blogosphere that you did from Pandagon. Maybe McEwan couldn’t stand the thought of Marcotte getting to play the martyr role all by her lonesome.

    Rudi, if you look up BD at Pandagon you can see this isn’t the first time these two have crossed paths. Truth is they are both pieces of work and probably deserve each other.

  • Rudi

    MF – Show me some links.
    MF says:
    Go to the lefty Blogs and read the responses just after Edwards said the two bloggers would not be fired.

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