February 08, 2007

Edwards : I'm not caving in to a bunch of crazies

Instead of caving into the demands of a fringe organization headed up by a leading right wing shill (not to mention all the wingnut bloggers who have joined the debate), John Edwards has affirmed the employment of Amanda Marcotte and Melissa McEwan.

The tone and the sentiment of some of Amanda Marcotte's and Melissa McEwan's posts personally offended me. It's not how I talk to people, and it's not how I expect the people who work for me to talk to people. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but that kind of intolerant language will not be permitted from anyone on my campaign, whether it's intended as satire, humor, or anything else. But I also believe in giving everyone a fair shake. I've talked to Amanda and Melissa; they have both assured me that it was never their intention to malign anyone's faith, and I take them at their word. We're beginning a great debate about the future of our country, and we can't let it be hijacked. It will take discipline, focus, and courage to build the America we believe in.

The nutters will, of course, talk about how this is offensive to millions of Catholics which is utter nonsense. What they do on their personal sites is one thing and if the nutters have a problem with that they can get in line behind the two - three thousand people who'd like us to shut down. Edwards can't control what his staff do on their own time anymore than my employer can demand I stop having hot gay sex.

To the nutters... a candidate is more than the sum of their staff. Stop being retarded about this and lets get back to important debates like how wrong Michelle Malkin and the rest of the nutterati have been about everything?

Posted by mcblogger at February 8, 2007 11:47 AM

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Way to go John Edwards! You have proven that you have the balls to run the country. Free speech for everyone!!

Posted by: DemoDame [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 9, 2007 01:16 AM

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