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It's Official: Election 2008 Burnout

Wednesday, Feb. 07, 2007 2:44 PM


The Edwards campaign is off to a rocky start.

John Edwards hired two bloggers, Amanda Marcotte and Melissa McEwan, as part of an effort to reach liberal bloggers. Obviously, I'm not mainstream enough, because I ain't ever heard of their respective sites. (Though I admittedly don't bother reading the notable bloggers out there, it'd be like subscribing to papers from around the country and realizing they're all using the same wire copy to write their lead stories.)

William Donohue of the Catholic League then denounces Edwards' choices as, "... anti-Catholic vulgar trash-talking bigots." Given Donohue's past stance against tolerance, the only difference between him and Edwards' bloggers is the word, "anti".

Conservative columnist Michelle Malkin joins in, claims that Marcotte is destroying past entries, is proven wrong (again), but nonetheless claims her point has been made (again).

Salon Magazine is reporting that the two bloggers have been fired, though the Edwards campaign is neither confirming nor denying that fact.


Speaking of campaigns, would y'all do us a favor and STFU about your maybe-possibly-exploratory committees and intentions? The election is over a year away, and unless you've got the most astounding, amazing, common-sensical plan for America (wait, we're talking politicians, they all think their plans are that way), do me the courtesy of not trying to bore me to tears or shove your platitudes up my ass for two years.

That's on both sides of the aisle.

Seriously, we have more important issues facing this country. As in whether or not we're going to let an irresponsible frat boy start yet another war, and how many of our troops have to die before said frat boy acknowledges his policy is a failure, or that the Iraqis wouldn't stand up if you stuck a cattle prod up their backsides.



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