Friday, February 09, 2007

John Edwards Keeps The Bloggers

(image via lowculture)

Sorry about contradicting myself, but got the story wrong which this blog then commented on, incorrectly two days ago. The bloggers will stay on with Edwards. From Time:

"Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards said Thursday he was personally offended by the provocative messages two of his campaign bloggers wrote criticizing the Catholic Church, but he's not going to fire them.

"Edwards issued a statement and answered questions about the fate of Amanda Marcotte and Melissa McEwan, two days after the head of the conservative Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights demanded they be fired for messages they wrote before working on the campaign.

"'I talked personally to the two women who were involved. They gave me their word they, under no circumstances, intended to denigrate any church or anybody's religion and offered their apologies for anything that indicated otherwise. I took them at their word,' Edwards told reporters during a campaign stop in Charleston, S.C."

Edwards handled this right. The Corsair stands by everything we wrote on Wednesday, with regards to what might have happened had Edwards fired the bloggers. Had Edwards caved in to the Religious Right (and, evidently, the "Religious Left") and fired the bloggers, he would have imploded among the collegiate "Daily Show" and crowd -- a key demographic to go along with the former Senator's comfy coalition with Labor.


(S)wine said...

yea, AP was reporting the same day that he believes in giving everyone a fair second shot.


The Corsair said...

My Mom, who is a Catholic moderate Democrat who was bullish on Edwards as a possible Gore Veep was really put off by this. Wonder what the effects of this will be on Edwards.

(S)wine said...

i'm going w/Obama; only the Dems will nominate Hilary. Not Edwards' time.