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  •  Great Commentary of this at CultureKitchen (3+ / 0-)
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    Liza Sabater, The swiftboating of John Edwards Political Courage

    Liza's article is so good you should just go over and read it yourself, but in brief:

    This is the reason the John Donohoues of the extreme right are so scared. People like him have made it a sport to use and abuse women and the young to advance their agendas of power and greed.

    John Edwards hiring of Marcotte and McEwan sends them [right-wing extremists like the unofficial Catholic League] a strong message of how he will not wear that leash for the sake of political power.

    It is clear this scuffle over Marcotte and McEwan is a test of the integrity Edwards called for during his speech when he said, "This is not the time for politicalcalculation, this is the time for political courage".

    John Edwards in 2008 is not the John Edwards of 2004. He is a completely different man. Burnt in the pyre of political comformism, he has risen from the ashes and has come out as an unstoppable powerhouse of progressive action.

    "We don't need to redefine the Democratic party, we need to reclaim the Democratic Party", were his closing words at the DNC winter meeting.

    Those words earned another long standing ovation because this country is ready for political courage and John Edwards has plenty to spare.

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