Skip to comments.Targeted Blogger Quits Edwards Campaign
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.
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?
Good. What about the other one?
What if Mary had taken Plan B after the Lord filled her with his hot, white, sticky Holy Spirit, to which she replied, Youd have to justify your misogyny with another ancient mythology.
Hasn't got a very large vocabulary, has she?
That's good. LOL
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.
coughed???????????? I guess she's using the slick willie dictionary of special meanings.
Yes, she is very vile. I read the links from Malkin's website.
As I wrote below you, she is vile. I could even countenance what you quoted. But a lot of her stuff is much worse.
No, but the vulgar blasphemy may not have been helpful.
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.
So's my Weimaraner, but I wouldn't want to hear her political opinions either.
I hope everyone has read this brilliant piece.
My Fair Blogger. LOTS of vulgar language but hillarious!
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.
Asmadasa Marchhare Alert!
I am old and almost blind as a bat to go with it, is that the best you can do for picture size?
As if she was a victim instead of the perpetrator.
This women's anti-Catholic rants were the same junk being raised about Kennedy back in 1960. Some "progressive".
"What about the other one?"
A matter of time before these bigots are gone.
Bill O'Reilly had a fit about them tonight on his show.
He will take complete credit for the resignation. :)
Your Weimaraner would probably make more sense that the liberals do.
I'm getting paranoid.
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.
Behind every lib POS politician is an equally vapid wife.
This one is "ugly to the bone". You can just about see the droplets of bile oozing from her pores.
"Most Dangerous Woman On The Face Of The Earth", maybe, but not "vapid".
What a sick souless frigid bitch.
Might be a good idea to wear a steel cup around her....
Her nose also doubles as a landing strip for light aircraft.
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.
I shudder for this country is these people ever get total charge again.
She quit?!! Edwards is a coward for not firing her. What a loser.
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.
Yep, used to work that angle pretty hard. LOL
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.
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