And then there were none

While Edwards campaign debacle was hilarious from start to finish, I will always regret that Amynda didn’t take my advice and claim she was resigning in order to spend more time with her abortions:

A second blogger working for Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards quit Tuesday under pressure from conservative critics who said her previous online messages were anti-Catholic. Melissa McEwan wrote on her personal blog, Shakespeare’s Sister, that she left the campaign because she was becoming increasingly uncomfortable with the level of attention focused on her and her family.

“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,” McEwan said Tuesday night.

Kate Bedingfield, a spokeswoman for the Edwards campaign, said McEwan left the campaign under her own terms. Both Bedingfield and McEwan declined additional comment. McEwan’s resignation came just one day after another blogger, Amanda Marcotte, left the Edwards staff for similar reasons.

This all smacks of careful orchestration to me. As I previously wrote, the person that Edwards really needs to fire is the woman responsible for hiring these two woefully inappropriate employees. But we do owe her for providing us with more entertainment than we’re likely to see over the next six months, unless the Lizard Queen decides she doesn’t want B. Hussein as her VP and goes after him with a vengeance.

UPDATE: This piteous lament for the ex-Edwardian pair is hilarious in light of what everyone now knows about Amynda and Shakespeare’s Sister: “Is it utterly impossible to have a political debate between the aisles on the blogosphere with out resorting to vile and contemptible attacks?

It seems that it must be…. I feel a sense of sadness however at the level of base, negativity that pervades the blogosphere. Bloggers on both sides of the aisle could be doing so much more to make a difference in this country and instead the discourse degenerates into this petty, small minded ugliness about who said what, where.