Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Second Blogger Resigns from Edwards' Campaign

I regret to say that I have also resigned from the Edwards campaign. In spite of what was widely reported, I was not hired as a blogger, but a part-time technical advisor, which is the role I am vacating.

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.

I understand that there will be progressive bloggers who feel I am making the wrong decision, and I offer my sincerest apologies to them. One of the hardest parts of this decision was feeling as though I'm letting down my peers, who have been so supportive.

Well, Bill Donohoe got his second scalp. I suppose the world is all better now. The media allowing this partisan attack Edwards and these two young women without any context of his political agenda was some of the most shoddy journalism this side of the WMD in Iraq lead up to the war. It's repetitive for sure, but how can an organization with Alan Keyes, Linda Chavez, Brent Bozell, Kate O'Beirne be allowed to instigate something like this without any context?