Amanda Marcotte Resigns from Edwards Campaign

I will allow her statement to speak for itself.

At Kos it took a matter of minutes before the "she was forced to resign"brigade showed up.

What do you think?

Please use this as an open thread.

Comments

Personally, I think it stinks

and I hope she did what she did simply because she felt it was best.

I'm ready to join her intaking Donohue down.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Forget the resume Girl! Come South!

Her message in comments said her truck was packed and ready to go to NC, but she hadn't left yet.*SD

Hell! I will hire her in a heartbeat if she wants to rips Republican Ass down here....

Don't know how I feel about it

as far as the campaign goes. I just have a sick feeling - could just be unhappy that Donohue got his way ultimately.

Her message in comments said her truck was packed and ready to go to NC, but she hadn't left yet.

Maybe Pam will have some insight into this.

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That would be sweet

If someone can get the IRS to act in fewer than 10 years.

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Her site is down

right now, with this fantastic explanation:

Whenever the site is up, we're flooded by asshat spammers. We'll just have to wait out the attack; rest assured we'll be back to normal as soon as possible.

I have a feeling Amanda is out shopping for a new pair of ass-kickin' shoes, and I can't wait to see what they look like!

Larry Kissell is MY Congressman

Agreed

I feel bad for Amanda . . . but I hope she kicks Herr Donohue's Greeder ass all the way to hell.

This all reminds me of why it's so liberating to be a free agent without strings attached. Very simply, you get to say whatever you want to assholes like Donohue without any fear of retribution. Like this, for example.

Dear Dono-ho



(t-shirt found on damselworld.com)

Katie and I are sitting here laughing

at this tee shirt. We both want one, but would have nowhere to wear it.

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New Year's Resolution?

What happened to it?

Lovex7

It Could Go Either Way

I'm sorry she felt it was best but...

now she can take the gloves off and really let him have it.

Go, Amanda! Go!

Uck

Sanitized version for Seagrove:

Spew Alert Dammit

You're suppose to give a damn spew alert!

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

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Katie says Thank You

I called her in before bed to show her. Now she wants to order one.

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she shouldn't have quit...

...her concern that all her actions would be reflected against edwards will be true for everyone else the opponents choose to target.

instead, stay on message, stay on message, stay on message.

it's gonna be painful, and edwards' cojones would be tested, but this resignation will only lead to more of the same tactics.

"...i feel that if a person can't communicate, the very least he can do is to shut up." --tom lehrer, january 1965

That right there

is the biggest reason I think this wasnt engineered by the campaign.

Draft Brad Miller -- NC Sen ActBlue :::Petition

"Keep the Faith"

If this was engineered by the campaign, it's what I would have

done. Pretty brilliant if you ask me, and now it's a non-issue for the general election if the croupier's ball lands on Edwards.

I always wanted to be the avenging cowboy hero—that lone voice in the wilderness, fighting corruption and evil wherever I found it, and standing for freedom, truth and justice. - Bill Hicks

Maybe - Maybe Not

How much sh** you want to eat is a very personal decision. She can still be effective - even more effective if she chooses.

The next person hired is forewarned and some people like a challenge like that.

Hope it wasn't a bad call

Seems like this is the kind of shit that feeds rattlesnakes like Donohue.

The Right Wing Noise Machine is going to play its mighty Wurlitzer no matter what. We'll still be hearing about Edwards' Anti-Catholic blogger until he's out of the race.

Here's hoping that Amanda knows what she's doing.

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Too Bad

What I'd like to see is a vocal Catholic blogger step up and say, "You don't speak for me, Mr. Donohue. Thanks for encouraging anti-Catholic sentiment. It was a non-issue until you brought it up."
:p

I get an F

I think the name is Donohoe.....I kept seeing it Donohue myself and didn't double check.

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For His Sake -

I hope it is 'hue'. Bloggers would have too much fun with 'ho'.

It bodes not well at all

Edwards should have stood by them from the start. There should never have been any talk of firing them. Now scum like Donohue and Malkin know they can pick and choose the staff.

I would think that Edwards would be PROUD of offending people like that, but apparently they have decided that the Right gets to define the issue, gets to pick their staff and gets to play by different rules.

As long as our candidates keep playing along, we will lose.

Liberalism as a badge of honor!
No apologies, no excuses.

Shakes has resigned as well.

This has really not worked out well for the Edwards campaign. I think that they stood up for two flame-throwing bloggers, at great political risk, only to have them step down a week later.

Those who think this was campaign driven should realize that this is the worst possible solution and there is NO WAY they would have wanted this result. They would have been better off to jetison them right away or FORCE them to stay with the campaign.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me