Boy is John Edwards a foolish man, with an emphasis on “boy.�?

I wrote earlier on RightPundits about why former Senator Edwards is unqualified to be President of the United States. He does not have the judgment and wisdom that comes to each of us from experience. His position as a presidential candidate is practically all related to his darn good looks, and my saying that is not intended as a compliment to the candidate.

Update: See this hilarious video about Edward’s GQ image, thanks to a commenter. A picture speaks a thousand words.

The latest? The internet has been buzzing all week with the foolish hiring of bloggers Amanda Marcotte and Melissa McEwan who each have a long record of militant feminism, intolerance, and hatred of people that goes well beyond socially accepted norms.

As part of Marcotte and McEwan’s liberal hate doctrine, Christians become their favorite targets of scorn. Here is just one little cheap barb in a litany of religious intolerance, in which Amanda Marcotte chastises Starbucks for marketing coffee to religious people whom this bigot calls “the stupid people.”

It’s really hard for we outsiders to be convinced that someone really has the faith he professes to have when he makes his theological decisions with roughly the same logic that’s used to roll out a new ad campaign for Starbucks. Except Starbucks is more moral, since they slap a disclaimer on the cups, i.e. they’re honest with you that it’s a marketing campaign and not motivated by anything deeper than moving cups of coffee and making money.

Protein Wisdom has this to say in an excellent roundup about Edward’s error:

But lost on these Marcotte supporters—who are cheering on the power of the “netroots�? to cow a politician into keeping on an ugly and hateful liability—is that Edwards just showed up Marcotte and McEwan as frauds and posturing blowhards, writers who have been pulling the wool over their audiences’ eyes by posting vicious “arguments�? they never truly believed. To use the loaded language of establishment feminism—he publicly castrated them—and in so doing, he made fools out of their audiences, to boot.

John Edwards knew about Amanda Marcotte and Melissa McEwan when he hired them, or he should have known and did not. Either way, it is just another example that Edwards is not ready for prime time.

There were conflicting reports today about whether or not John Edwards had corrected his mistake by firing these two bloggers. Apparently he hasn’t, at least not yet, from a statement issued today by the Boy Edwards:

The tone and the sentiment of some of Amanda Marcotte’s and Melissa McEwan’s posts personally offended me. It’s not how I talk to people, and it’s not how I expect the people who work for me to talk to people. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but that kind of intolerant language will not be permitted from anyone on my campaign, whether it’s intended as satire, humor, or anything else. But I also believe in giving everyone a fair shake. I’ve talked to Amanda and Melissa; they have both assured me that it was never their intention to malign anyone’s faith, and I take them at their word. We’re beginning a great debate about the future of our country, and we can’t let it be hijacked. It will take discipline, focus, and courage to build the America we believe in.

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