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Targeted Blogger Quits Edwards Campaign
Breitbart and Associated Press ^ | 12 Feb 07 | Mike Baker

Posted on 02/12/2007 6:09:38 PM PST by SkyPilot

RALEIGH NC - - 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.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 1skank; 1slut; amandamarcotte; anticatholic; bigot; blogger; defeateddem; edwards; hater; marcotte; ravinglunatic; toiletmouth; whore
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1 posted on 02/12/2007 6:09:40 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot
every time I coughed, I was risking the Edwards campaign.

If you'd have kept your mouth covered that would not have happened.
2 posted on 02/12/2007 6:11:42 PM PST by P-40 (Al Qaeda was working in Iraq. They were just undocumented.)
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To: SkyPilot
Too bad she's so stoopid. She's kinda good looking.


3 posted on 02/12/2007 6:12:04 PM PST by pissant
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To: SkyPilot; IowaHawk
The woman was pond scum. She posted the most provocative and hateful things you would expect of a Godless liberal.

We did have some fun with her though.

Check out Iowahawk's satire of her recently.

To: Senator John Edwards
From: Amanda Marcotte
Re: Request and etc.

Dear Senator Edwards:

Sorry you had to miss the focus group. I received you request about deleting my old Pandagon posts, but I have to say I'm totally f__king perplexed by it. For instance the one where I said

"I had to listen to how the poor, dear lacrosse players at Duke are being persecuted just because they held someone down and f__ked her against her will--not rape, of course, because the charges have been thrown out. Can't a few white boys sexually assault a black woman anymore without people getting all wound up about it? So unfair."

Do you really think that somebody would really think I had sympathy for those Duke rapists? F__king HELLO, it was f__king sarcasm. Quality sarcasm, I might add. The only people too stupid to see the sarcasm are idiot Catholics and magic underpants Mormon baby machines, and they're probably so stupid that they agree with it unironically. For f__k sake, who could possible be offended?

Curiously,
Amanda

4 posted on 02/12/2007 6:13:04 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

Good. What about the other one?


5 posted on 02/12/2007 6:13:22 PM PST by Kirkwood
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To: pissant
Iowahawk's Satire on Amanda Marcotte on Edwards' Blog!
6 posted on 02/12/2007 6:13:57 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

"Targeted" LOL


7 posted on 02/12/2007 6:14:02 PM PST by cripplecreek (Peace without victory is a temporary illusion.)
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JOHN EDWARDS HIRES TWO ANTI-CATHOLICS (amazingly foul-mouthed witches)

‘What if Mary had taken Plan B after the Lord filled her with his hot, white, sticky Holy Spirit,’ to which she replied, ‘You’d have to justify your misogyny with another ancient mythology.’

Edwards to keep bloggers who regret anti-Catholic postings

8 posted on 02/12/2007 6:16:40 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

Hasn't got a very large vocabulary, has she?


9 posted on 02/12/2007 6:17:10 PM PST by skr (I am not worried about the deficit. It is big enough to take care of itself. -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: SkyPilot

That's good. LOL


10 posted on 02/12/2007 6:19:26 PM PST by pissant
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To: pissant

She gets quoted on VoxDay's site a lot (in order to laugh at her arguments). I'm not a blue nose by any means and it won't make a difference how I vote one way or another, but this woman is vile. Beyond the pale.


11 posted on 02/12/2007 6:20:22 PM PST by jammer
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To: SkyPilot

coughed???????????? I guess she's using the slick willie dictionary of special meanings.


12 posted on 02/12/2007 6:20:23 PM PST by OldFriend (Swiftboating - Sinking a politician's Ship of Fools by Torpedoes of Truth)
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To: jammer

Yes, she is very vile. I read the links from Malkin's website.


13 posted on 02/12/2007 6:21:10 PM PST by pissant
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To: SkyPilot

As I wrote below you, she is vile. I could even countenance what you quoted. But a lot of her stuff is much worse.


14 posted on 02/12/2007 6:21:18 PM PST by jammer
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To: SkyPilot
a situation where I felt that every time I coughed, I was risking the Edwards campaign

No, but the vulgar blasphemy may not have been helpful.

15 posted on 02/12/2007 6:23:07 PM PST by somemoreequalthanothers (All for the betterment of "the state", comrade)
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To: SkyPilot

"Oh, Mandy...."


16 posted on 02/12/2007 6:23:32 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Carry Daily. Apply Sparingly.)
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To: SkyPilot

Iowahawk just flayed Amanda Marcotte alive. A lot of foul language, but that was some of the most savagely funny satire I've ever read.


17 posted on 02/12/2007 6:24:25 PM PST by CFC__VRWC (Go Gators! NCAA Football and Basketball Champions!)
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To: pissant
She's kinda good looking

So's my Weimaraner, but I wouldn't want to hear her political opinions either.

18 posted on 02/12/2007 6:26:32 PM PST by appleharvey
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To: P-40

I hope everyone has read this brilliant piece.

My Fair Blogger. LOTS of vulgar language but hillarious!

http://iowahawk.typepad.com/iowahawk/2007/02/my_fair_blogger.html


19 posted on 02/12/2007 6:30:00 PM PST by JRochelle (SuperBowl MVP Peyton Manning is a Republican!)
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To: Kirkwood

People like Amanda Marcotte never lose their jobs. They just get their job titles changed and get assigned to duties outside the public eye. I'll bet you anything she's still working for the Edwards campaign as a consultant, incorporated under an anonymous, innocuous name. I wouldn't be surprised if Edwards himself didn't help set it up for her.


20 posted on 02/12/2007 6:30:23 PM PST by CFC__VRWC (Go Gators! NCAA Football and Basketball Champions!)
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To: pissant
"A pretty face don't mean no pretty heart"
21 posted on 02/12/2007 6:30:28 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: PJ-Comix

Asmadasa Marchhare Alert!


22 posted on 02/12/2007 6:31:45 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (Recent DUFU fodder.)
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To: pissant

I am old and almost blind as a bat to go with it, is that the best you can do for picture size?


23 posted on 02/12/2007 6:32:15 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for SSgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: cripplecreek

As if she was a victim instead of the perpetrator.


24 posted on 02/12/2007 6:32:24 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: SkyPilot

This women's anti-Catholic rants were the same junk being raised about Kennedy back in 1960. Some "progressive".


25 posted on 02/12/2007 6:32:25 PM PST by NapkinUser (Free Ramos and Compean! Disbarment for the Nifong-wannabe Johnny Sutton.)
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To: Kirkwood

"What about the other one?"

A matter of time before these bigots are gone.


26 posted on 02/12/2007 6:33:05 PM PST by hophead ( "Enjoy Every Sandwich")
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To: SkyPilot

Bill O'Reilly had a fit about them tonight on his show.

He will take complete credit for the resignation. :)


27 posted on 02/12/2007 6:33:06 PM PST by JRochelle (SuperBowl MVP Peyton Manning is a Republican!)
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To: Graybeard58

Sorry!


28 posted on 02/12/2007 6:33:12 PM PST by pissant
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To: appleharvey
So's my Weimaraner, but I wouldn't want to hear her political opinions either.

Your Weimaraner would probably make more sense that the liberals do.

29 posted on 02/12/2007 6:33:42 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for SSgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: SkyPilot
So does One-Term Edwards get credit from the Daily Kos crowd for not firing her? Doesn't this smell like a plea bargain? I won't fire you if you quit in a week and blame it on those evil catholics.

I'm getting paranoid.

30 posted on 02/12/2007 6:34:07 PM PST by ellen_rometsch (The Kingdom is not of this earth.)
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To: NapkinUser
I disagree. She was ranting against all Christians who believe in the immaculate conception.
31 posted on 02/12/2007 6:34:30 PM PST by JRochelle (SuperBowl MVP Peyton Manning is a Republican!)
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To: pissant
Well, if you posted a bigger pic,the dial ups would be griping. Sometimes you just can't win.
32 posted on 02/12/2007 6:35:19 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for SSgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: appleharvey

At least your weimaraner gives you love and companionship. All Amanda's good for is getting into the trash, eating it and then puking all over the Internet.


33 posted on 02/12/2007 6:36:36 PM PST by CFC__VRWC (Go Gators! NCAA Football and Basketball Champions!)
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To: pissant
I think the Edwards campaign was surprised at the outrage against these two nuts.

But Elizabeth Edwards has been know to post over at DU and so I think she is just used to the cesspool that is the liberal blogesphere.

This was her doing.
34 posted on 02/12/2007 6:41:29 PM PST by JRochelle (SuperBowl MVP Peyton Manning is a Republican!)
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To: Graybeard58
Try this one on for size... thats one angry looking chick!


35 posted on 02/12/2007 6:42:15 PM PST by operation clinton cleanup
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To: JRochelle

Behind every lib POS politician is an equally vapid wife.


36 posted on 02/12/2007 6:44:26 PM PST by pissant
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To: operation clinton cleanup
The picture in post #3 is fairly presentable.

This one is "ugly to the bone". You can just about see the droplets of bile oozing from her pores.

37 posted on 02/12/2007 6:47:25 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: pissant
I wouldn't call Hillary "vapid".

"Most Dangerous Woman On The Face Of The Earth", maybe, but not "vapid".

38 posted on 02/12/2007 6:48:35 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: operation clinton cleanup

What a sick souless frigid bitch.


39 posted on 02/12/2007 6:50:18 PM PST by icwhatudo (The rino borg...is resistance futile?)
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To: operation clinton cleanup

Might be a good idea to wear a steel cup around her....


40 posted on 02/12/2007 6:52:01 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s......you weren't really there)
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To: SkyPilot

Double boink....


41 posted on 02/12/2007 6:53:20 PM PST by Doctor Raoul (What's the difference between the CIA and the Free Clinic? The Free Clinic knows how to stop leaks.)
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To: operation clinton cleanup

Her nose also doubles as a landing strip for light aircraft.


42 posted on 02/12/2007 6:54:59 PM PST by July 4th (A vacant lot cancelled out my vote for Bush.)
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To: icwhatudo
What a sick souless frigid bitch.


OK, so there are six flashlights in my
apartment and none have battteries in
them. So what, it doesn't prove a thing.

43 posted on 02/12/2007 6:56:54 PM PST by Doctor Raoul (What's the difference between the CIA and the Free Clinic? The Free Clinic knows how to stop leaks.)
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To: SkyPilot

The really significant aspect of this business is what the media is carefully avoiding, and one that the right should continue to harp on and exploit for a good while to come.

These is nothing unique (in the Democratic party) about this woman and her attitude/beliefs. Thus the point is not so much that she said what she said, it is that Edwards hired her AND kept her on after it. The fact that he did not castigate her publicly and fire her is extremely telling.

It tells me who Edwards considers his base and does not wish to offend.


44 posted on 02/12/2007 6:57:14 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s......you weren't really there)
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To: SkyPilot

I shudder for this country is these people ever get total charge again.


45 posted on 02/12/2007 6:59:52 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: SkyPilot

She quit?!! Edwards is a coward for not firing her. What a loser.


46 posted on 02/12/2007 7:02:51 PM PST by MilesVeritatis (War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things...." - John Stuart Mill)
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To: pissant
She's kinda good looking.

So basically, you're one of those patriarchs who would prefer good looking women to just shut up about their rabid left-wing political opinions and just look pretty? That's so oppressive! Come to think about it, that's pretty much what I think too.

47 posted on 02/12/2007 7:15:17 PM PST by 68skylark
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To: 68skylark

Yep, used to work that angle pretty hard. LOL


48 posted on 02/12/2007 7:16:55 PM PST by pissant
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To: SkyPilot
WE can thank these two witches for telling us how they really think about American Christians, and for destroying the Edwards Presidential run in one complete swoop!

One socialist liberal hate filled anti-military, anti-American wanna be President down, and nine to go!!
49 posted on 02/12/2007 7:19:54 PM PST by paratrooper82 (82 Airborne 1/508th BN "fury from the sky")
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To: JRochelle

Take credit? Why shouldn't he? HE DOES HAVE A NATIONAL NO. 1 TALK SHOW. Word got out all over the country.

Thank goodness for Bill.


50 posted on 02/12/2007 7:21:22 PM PST by ClancyJ
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