It's up to the Edwards campaign to figure out what they want to do about their little
href="http://www.catholicleague.org/07press_releases/quarter_1/070206_Edwards.htm">blogger controversy, but at a minimum they shouldn't say things that
are just fundamentally unbelievable.
Here is what John Edwards said in a statement about the
anti-Christian comments two bloggers he hired had made in the past on their blogs:
"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."
Really? So, how was this statement -- made by Amanda Marcotte on her blog -- not meant to malign Catholicism (or all Christian faiths, for that matter)?
‘What if Mary had taken Plan B after the Lord filled her with his hot, white, sticky Holy Spirit,’ to which she replied, ‘You’d have to justify your misogyny
with another ancient mythology.’
On what planet is referring to Christianity as a misogynist "ancient mythology" not maligning someone's faith? Or was is a compliment? You'll have to bear
with me here, since I'm one of the 200 million plus American dimwits who believes in the "mythology."
The other blogger, Melissa McEwan, referred to "Bush’s ‘wingnut Christofascist base'" which for those of you who don't have an etiquette book handy, is
actually an affectionate way to describe people who believe in Jesus (silly you if you thought she was maligning your faith).
Really, it's just laughable for McEwan and Marcotte to say they weren't trying to insult anyone's faith. It was their explicit intention to do exactly that.
So, what happened to that ballsy blogger bravado now that they have to account for what they wrote? Not so fun to beat up on the "wingnut Christofascists" now is it?
War Room - Salon.com - Edwards campaign fires bloggers
Edwards campaign rehires bloggers Marcotte and McEwen Salon News
Edwards’s Bloggers Cross the Line, Critic Says - New York Times
Statement of Edwards Campaign
The Blogometer: 2/5: So What?
Kathryn Jean Lopez on John Edwards & Blog on National Review Online
Dated: Friday, February 09, 2007