Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Marcotte resigns

It's official. Amanda Marcotte has left Edwards' campaign, the official reason being the ongoing hate mail onslaught from the so-called "Christians" whose emails are wildly more offensive than anything Amanda ever posted in her own bandwidth. I'm disappointed she caved but I suspect that it really had more to do with the editorial restrictions she was subjected to as part of the political machine than her inability to withstand the hatemongers.

I think it's unfortunate because now the "Christian" horde of haters will perceive it as a victory and only become more insufferable. But I also think it's a good thing in that it will free Amanda to be her own gloriously profane self again. I've never been comfortable with the idea of bloggers joining campaigns anyway. It seems to be the whole purpose of Blogtopia was to keep the politicians honest. It's hard to do that if your job requires you to make them look good.
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