Marcotte Out

Both Amanda Marcotte and Melissa McEwen have quit their jobs with the Edwards campaign. I was surprised when I found out Edwards had hired Marcotte (I've never read anything by McEwen but periodically read Pandagon). It's one thing to farm out your campaign blog to experienced bloggers whose views are in line with yours. It's another to hire shrill hateful extremists. And no, they weren't merely "out-spoken" and "opinionated" like many seem to think. Someone in the Edwards camp failed to do their homework.

Marcotte says,

Regardless, it was creating a situation where I felt that every time I coughed, I was risking the Edwards campaign.

She seems to think this was all Bill Donohue's doing. It seems to me more like it was Marcotte's own writing that did her in. I had never heard of Bill Donohue before until yesterday. Yet I've heard snippets from Marcotte's blog on TV for the past week. The media were simply quoting what she had written, and what was quoted was only the a small sample of the types of things are are regularly written and can still be found (except when she deletes it and offers a weasel explanation) on Pandagon. She had become a liability to the campaign.

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