2nd Edwards Campaigner Quits

A day after Amanda Marcotte announced her departure from the John Edwards campaign, Melissa McEwan‘s offered her resignation. The girls, of course, came under fire after Catholic League President and onion dip hater Bill Donohue called them “foul-mouthed bigots” for comments on their personal blogs.

Apparently McEwan worried about all the negative attention being lobbed at her and her family. She wrote on her personal blog, Shakespeare’s Sister:

I would like to make very clear that the campaign did not push me out, nor was my resignation the back-end of some arrangement made last week. 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, and making me increasingly uncomfortable with my and my family’s level of exposure.

She goes on to insist that this is a “win for no one” and that right-wingers like Donohue and Bill O’Reilly need not claim victory. The pressure came from people who unleashed “ugly” threats against her.

McEwan also says she was a technical advisor on the campaign, not a blogger, as people

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