So, the blogger controversy ends with a thud. A few days ago, Edwards, much to his credit, released a reasonable statement on the non-issue. I would have liked to have seen something a bit stronger but given the circumstances and the unhinged nature of his accusers, this will do. John you are back on the list.
Statement on Campaign Bloggers
From John Edwards.com
2/08/2007 at 11:36 AM EST
The tone and the sentiment of some of Amanda Marcotte's and Melissa McEwan's posts personally offended me. It's not how I talk to people, and it's not how I expect the people who work for me to talk to people. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but that kind of intolerant language will not be permitted from anyone on my campaign, whether it's intended as satire, humor, or anything else. But I also believe in giving everyone a fair shake. I've talked to Amanda and Melissa; they have both assured me that it was never their intention to malign anyone's faith, and I take them at their word. We're beginning a great debate about the future of our country, and we can't let it be hijacked. It will take discipline, focus, and courage to build the America we believe in.