Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Second Blogger Leaves Edwards Campaign and Who the Heck Is Bill Donohue Anyway?

    Well hell! It looks as if Melissa McEwan, the second blogger working for Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, has resigned. all of this just because some asshole with a Catholic group did not like her post that she put up on her blog!

    Being a Christian myself, I have nothing against the Catholics, but you people who head these groups ( not just Catholic ) need to get a life!

    In one of her postings, McEwan once said that the Christian Bush supporters were his "wingnut Christofascist base." 

    Given the fact that Bush had a lot of Christian support in 2004 after all of the lies and other bull starting coming to the surface, I think that McEwan was pretty much correct. She just needed to maybe say it in another way, or maybe not.

    Are we not supposed to be able to speak our minds about politics or anything else for that matter, in the United States? Let's face it, you cannot always say things that will make everyone happy with your views and if we have to watch every word which comes out of our mouths in order to not offend somebody, then this is going to be a very quiet country to be in.

    At the same time, it is quite alright for Bil Donohue to go flapping his face about things in any manner that he sees fit because he belongs to a religious group? Therein lies the problem. A religious group is not necessarily a Christian group. We are short on real Christian groups but boy are we more than overwhelmed by the " religious " ones!

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   Charlotte Observer

Associated Press


Melissa McEwan wrote on her personal blog, Shakespeare's Sister, that she left the campaign because she was becoming increasingly uncomfortable with the level of attention focused on her and her family.

"This was a decision I made, with the campaign's reluctant support, because my remaining the focus of sustained ideological attacks was inevitably making me a liability to the campaign," she said Tuesday night. McEwan had been hired in late January as a part-time technical adviser.

"She resigned from the campaign today - that was her decision," she said. Both Bedingfield and McEwan declined additional comment.

McEwan's resignation comes just one day after another blogger, Amanda Marcotte, left the Edwards staff for similar reasons.

 Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, "It's too bad that Edwards didn't make the decision himself to get rid of them.Why he had to wait for these women to bail on their own doesn't speak well for him. But I'm delighted, and as far as I'm concerned, this closes the issue. I have no vendetta against John Edwards."

"We're beginning a great debate about the future of our country, and we can't let it be hijacked," Edwards said in a statement last week.



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