Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Silky Pony Fires Bloggers

After the New York Times story, it was only a matter of when. Now they're gone.

Surely, they'll return to their foul-mouthed tirades, and become legends of the nutroots. They fought the man, and the man won. Maybe The Pantsuit, known for her obscene tirades, will open the door for them. We can only hope.
The right-wing blogosphere has gotten its scalps -- John Edwards has fired the two controversial bloggers he recently hired to do liberal blogger outreach, Salon has learned.

The bloggers, Amanda Marcotte, formerly of Pandagon, and Melissa McEwan, of Shakespeare's Sister, had come under fire from right-wing bloggers for statements they had previously made on their respective blogs. A statement by the Catholic League's Bill Donohue, which called Marcotte and McEwan "anti-Catholic vulgar trash-talking bigots," and an accompanying article on the controversy in the New York Times this morning, put extra pressure on the campaign.
Note to other campaigns: Do a little background research on the people you hire. It will save a lot of headaches.

More from LGF and Michelle Malkin.

UPDATE: Further blog roundups on Panda-Gone from Bryan at Hot Air, Sister Toldjah, more from Michelle, Patterico and a priceless Iowahawk piece.

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