More on Marcotte
K.C. Johnson has more on Amanda Marcotte. One possible defense for Edwards in hiring Marcotte is that Edwards was not aware of it and had little input in the decision (e.g., go get us a blogger for our campaign blog). Johnson points out that this is hard to believe because it was fairly widely known that Marcotte was going to head up his blog and at least one rumor posits that it was Edward’s wife who picked Marcotte.
And that’s all I’m going to say on the subject of why if I see the words “Duke” or “lacrosse” in an email that has the whiff of accusatory tone, I’m deleting it and simply not going to reply to it. I have never, ever stated that I think that anyone should go to jail without a proper trial.
There is only one problem with this: no evidence. Apparently Marcotte thinks it is okay for a criminal case to go to court when there is literally, no physical evidence to back up the (ever changing) story of the accuser. This raises the disturbing possibility that Marcotte is an extremist that believes if a woman makes an accusation of rape, then that is sufficient evidence that a rape occured, or in short a complete kook.
Some might be wondering what this might have to do with Edwards, beyond having bad judgment in picking his “official blogger”. Well, Edwards is from North Carolina. Edwards worked at the same law firm as one of the defense lawyers. Edwards has a chance to speak out on this complete fiasco. But it looks like Edwards is quite happy to simply ignore the whole issue as if it doesn’t exist. Nope, instead it is much better to bitch and whine about Wal-Mart (after sending an aide there to purchase a video game system for his son, where said aide tries to use Edward’s name to cut in line).
Note: If you are wondering what happened to the exceptionally wordy post by me [sarcasm] I deleted it. I don’t know what happned, but somehow an empty post went up instead of this one. The comments though were great.