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Well - it seems Amanda Marcotteand Melissa McEwan have been 'handled' into apologizing for their opinions in order to retain their jobs.  Personally - I was offended by John Edwards very public scolding of both women.  It smacked of paternalism - not to mention disingenuousness.  

Edwards states he was previously unaware of Melissa and Amanda's writing style and opinions.  Well.  Doesn't make him seem all that intelligent - does it?  Frankly - I think it’s a crock.  Either he's dumb as a box of rocks for not going over their résumés - or the phrase 'pants on fire' comes to mind.  Either way - it’s Edwards who comes off looking the fool - not Amanda and Melissa.  I understand their decision.  To put it in the parlance of my previous profession: Do you work with Woody Allen - or tell him to go fuck himself?  As my mantle is currently free of Tony and Academy Awards - its evident I chose the latter.  Now - I'm not second-guessing Amanda and Melissa's choice, mind; just saying I understand it.  Edwards?  (rude noise)  He says he was ‘personally offended’ by their previous remarks.  Says Melinda and Amanda don’t live up to his idea of ‘professionalism’.  However – (dramatic pause) he has, in the fullness of his heart, forgiven them (????); given them a 'second chance'.  How resoundingly Christian of the fellow.  And utter twaddle in my opinion.  John honey – I’m ‘personally offended’ by the way you treat your employees.  Second chance?  Don’t think so.  And you have lost much more than my respect, dearie.  You have also lost my vote.

Originally posted to The Fat Lady Sings on Thu Feb 08, 2007 at 10:28 AM PST.

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