Shakespeare’s Sister Resigns

She has a statement at her place. Here is part…

I would like to make very clear that the campaign did not push me out,
nor was my resignation the back-end of some arrangement made last week.
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.

understand that there will be progressive bloggers who feel I am making
the wrong decision, and I offer my sincerest apologies to them. One of
the hardest parts of this decision was feeling as though I’m letting
down my peers, who have been so supportive.

Shakes need not apologize to this progressive blogger. I understand her decision. The past weeks must have been hell.


6 thoughts on “Shakespeare’s Sister Resigns

  1. you know that scene in The Birds, when the birds start showing up on the jungle gym? ONe, two, then 15, then more?
    It was like that last night at Pandagon in the thread where AM made her announcement. At first there was one, then two, Michael Berube was taking them on, then there more and more, and today the site’s been down all day.

  2. I’ve about fucking had it with these wingnut fucktards and their enablers in the media.
    Hell, e-mail is cheap. Time for every non-wingnut blogger and blog supporter to start mass e-mailing the networks every time Malkin and Donohue appear on TV. Once they’ve been driven from public life, we can start in on the next wingnut.

  3. I think it was a bad idea to use casual bloggers for the purpose of a campaign to begin with. Frankly, I couldn’t in good faith go work for any politico knowing I was going to become a liability. Each blogger knows their style and probably has a mental archive of what they’ve written about – you know which posts were going to provoke outrage which is why you rushed to post them and you know someone is going to find them, eventually if you are “outted”.
    I’m glad she decided to resign. John Edwards doesn’t need the baggage. He already has an uphill battle going against Obama and Clinton. He deserves equal time in order to get his ideas out there without distractions like this.

  4. It is highly probable that Edwards campaign manager made the decision to hire those two bloggers. Decisions like that are not harbingers of an easy campaign for Edwards. Campaign managers, of all people, have to be aware of the ramifications of hiring someone who can so easily be a distraction to the campaign. I have no problem with either of them, nor do I like the fact that they felt it necessary to resign. I do think it was a naive mistake to have hired them in the first place.

  5. I’ve been through that sort of thing, not on this scale, though, I’m sure. It really does suck ass. Especially when it gets to your family.
    There’s a lot of nuts out there. Also, there is this really creepy misogyny about much of the trolling about Amanda & Shakes. It’s like swimming through sewage…

  6. And yet the standard MSM criticism of bloggers is that they’re “anonymous.” Shit, is it any surprise, given this?
    This sucks.

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