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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.

For my previous posts and thoughts on this issue, CLICK HERE.

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