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The Other Edwards Blogger Steps Down

In less than 24 hours, two campaign bloggers for former Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) have resigned amid controversy over comments they made on their personal blogs.

The latest casualty is Melissa McEwen, who announced her decision on Shakespeare's Sister. "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, and making me increasingly uncomfortable with my and my family's level of exposure," she wrote.

McEwen's departure follows closely that of Amanda Marcotte, who stepped aside yesterday. The two women were accused of making anti-Catholic comments on their personal blogs. Edwards refused to fire them over remarks they wrote before they were members of his presidential campaign, but he said he was personally offended by their comments.

Miss a minute of this controversy? Get the background here, here and here.

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 13, 2007; 10:14 PM ET
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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