Amanda quit Edwards’ campaign, and everyone’s suspecting that she didn’t quit entirely on her own accord. Writign about Donohue, she says,
In fact, he’s made no bones about the fact that his intent is to “silence” me, as if he—a perfect stranger—should have a right to curtail my freedom of speech. Why? Because I’m a woman? Because I’m pro-choice? Because I’m not religious? All of the above, it seems.
Regardless, it was creating a situation where I felt that every time I coughed, I was risking the Edwards campaign. No matter what you think about the campaign, I signed on to be a supporter and a tireless employee for them, and if I can’t do the job I was hired to do because Bill Donohue doesn’t have anything better to do with his time than harass me, then I won’t do it. I resigned my position today and they accepted.
What follows is a fairly concise attack on Donohue that is a snark-filled version of what Edwards should have said instead of meandering about offensiveness. In three hours, it’s generated a longer comment thread than Amanda’s original post on coming to work for Edwards did in a day. I wrote,
I’d like to say this is what I expected of Edwards. This is indeed what I originally expected, but I seriously thought that you were going to stick around after Edwards’ statement that you were offensive but nonetheless should stay on his staff. I thought that was his way of compromising in a way that was bound to piss off everyone…
I don’t know if Amanda’s resignation was her own initiative or not. I care about it insofar as I’m a curious individual, but even if it was, I’m not going to support Edwards. His position on Iran is unacceptable, and his response to Donohue was a weak rebuke.