Amidst all the crap in my poor brain right now (new institutionalism, nationalism, R.A.V. v. St. Paul, superbowl ads, the magazine closet in the Devil Wears Prada, chocolate donuts, returns to Blockbusters, a new pair of black pumps), I have a half-written post about Amanda from Panagon and Melissa from Shakespeare's Sister working on the Edwards' campaign blog. I was going to write a "go, girl" post.
A week into the gig, there's already controversy. Amanda is getting flack for her take on the Duke rape case. For the record, we weren't all that nice to the Duke Lacrosse players on this blog, and I have been remiss in writing a "sorry, frat dudes" post. I'm too tired to get into the details of the Amanda issue. Bitch, PhD has some links on it.
But it does prove my old suspicion that blogging does blow all chances of being involved in politics. Posts like this one have barred me from ever holding public office or assisting anyone else in a campaign.
UPDATE -- It appears that much happened today while I was sequestered in a classroom for most the day. My faithful commenters sent me many links. Amy points to an article in the Times on the hoopla.
Dr. Manhattan points to a Salon article that reports that the two bloggers may have been let go. The Salon article points out that Marcotte's critics aren't so clean and shiny. More from My DD, abc, pandagon