Edwards Blogger Quits, Becomes Journalistic Martyr

Less than a week after Catholic League president Bill Donohue called her an “anti-Catholic vulgar trash-talking bigot…” and Presidential hopeful John Edwards allowed her to keep her job, blogger Amanda Marcotte (pictured, blurry with too much lipstick) has resigned from the Edwards campaign.

It all started when Donohue and his cronies found some less-than-friendly comments about Catholics on Marcotte’s personal blog. Standing on his politically motivated pulpit, Donohue demanded justice be served against Marcotte and another “pro-gay” blogger, Melissa McEwan. In addition to taking on the Catholic Church, Marcotte also aimed at the GOP voters, writing,

Voters who are motivated by misogyny, homophobia, and racism aren’t going to leave a racist, misogynist, homophobic party for one that is all those things but just less so.

She’s obviously a clever girl.

Clever or no, Marcotte’s left the campaign. On her blog, Pandagon – which, as of this writing, has been disabled by cyber-dicks – Marcotte wrote that the attention “was creating a situation where I felt that every time I coughed, I was risking the Edwards campaign.” She went on to note:

No matter what you think about the campaign, I signed on to be a supporter and a tireless employee for them, and if I can’t do the job I was hired to do because Bill Donohue doesn’t have anything better to do with his time than harass me, then I won’t do it.

Well, it’s a bit of a cop out, but if that’s what you think is best. It’s not really like Edwards is going to win, anyway, so you’re really saving yourself the trouble.