By Diogenes (articles ) | Feb 14, 2007

Edwards's other staffer, the exquisite Melissa McEwan, has announced that she's quitting the campaign trail:

There will be some who clamor to claim victory for my resignation, but I caution them that in doing so, they are tacitly accepting responsibility for those who have deluged my blog and my inbox with vitriol and veiled threats. It is not right-wing bloggers, nor people like Bill Donohue or Bill O'Reilly, who prompted nor deserve credit for my resignation, no matter how much they want it, but individuals who used public criticisms of me as an excuse to unleash frightening ugliness, the likes of which anyone with a modicum of respect for responsible discourse would denounce without hesitation.

Emphasis mine.

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  • Posted by: - Feb. 17, 2007 1:21 AM ET USA


  • Posted by: - Feb. 14, 2007 7:46 PM ET USA

    The tiresome adjectives, nonsensical syntax ("clamor to claim victory for my resignation"?), the hysterical self-aggrandizement ("credit" for her pink slip), along with the howling apprehension of irony (Uncle Di's italics), make one wish that McEwan had stayed on to flog the Edwards cause. He's so boring and hypocritical that McEwan and Amanda Marcotte provided at least some lively diversion. Anyway, now that she's gone, we can only hope for more tacit expressions from them both.

  • Posted by: - Feb. 14, 2007 7:33 PM ET USA

    What exactly is she saying? That she is too much of a GIRL to deal with "frightening ugliness"? Now, the things that she herself says - are they sentiments of beauty, in her mind? Or, does she consider them "responsible discourse"? Poor little girl! To be frightened so by the big bad right! Maybe some liberal he-man (if there are any) will come to her rescue.

  • Posted by: - Feb. 14, 2007 1:51 PM ET USA

    As my Mom always told us: "Don't dish it out if you can't take it." She also said; "If you don't have anything nice to say about someone - shut-up." So in that vain I would say about Ms. McEwan....

  • Posted by: - Feb. 14, 2007 11:19 AM ET USA

    What is the difference between "the wicked" and "sinners"? Is it that "the wicked" can say or do anything? Desecrate beautiful thoughts and images or icons and "insist that they are right"? Paint or desecrate the Crucifix and call it art? Say or paint a "filthy" picture about The Mother of God and display it in a museum proudly? Write books that are sprinkled with half truths and claim that it is "True"? A promoter of abortion and all the filth that leads up-to abortion and thereafter? Wicked.

  • Posted by: - Feb. 14, 2007 10:29 AM ET USA

    The Tablet lacks basic integrity. It is functionally a Protestant magazine. No, that's too generous. It's a liberal magazine and Blessed Pius IX did say that liberal Catholics are the worst enemies of the Church. The lack of integrity is the fact that the magazine really does not acknowledge its rejection of the Church's moral teaching on contraception, gays etc as disqualifying it from using the name Catholic.The English bishops are no help. They are by and large clerical tames.

  • Posted by: - Feb. 14, 2007 9:48 AM ET USA

    Poor Melissa! No one understands her! Unfortunately for Melissa, we do understand her and her type only too well. Bigots always run for cover under the ruse of being just misunderstood. Thank you messrs. O'Reilly and Donohue!