Round . . . oh, I dunno, I've lost track at this point.
If you don't follow things on the internet, and aren't interested in politics, you might have missed this story. In fact, it's kind of old by this time, but I thought I'd write about it before it was too old to be relevant. Also, I've discussed such issues with my cousin before and thought it might be worth visiting.
Anyhow, John Edwards, Senator Kerry's running mate in the 2004 election, is running for the Presidential nomination for 2008. His campaign has a blog, and he hired two liberal bloggers to be his chief bloggers. I'd never really heard of them before this, but then I'm not a big purveyor of the port side of the blogosphere anyhow. These gals weren't Markos Moulitsas level stars or anything, but I guess they were fairly well read since they were picked up by a Presidential candidate.
Eventually, the two were fired due to complaints about their writings before they were picked up by Edwards' campaign. It seems they wrote a lot of highly inflammatory anti-Christian posts. I'll leave you to find them on your own; suffice it to say that they're either highly hateful or just vile. You'd think that someone working for Edwards would have noticed this before giving the "thumbs up" to hiring these two, but it seems not.
Others have written about this, and much more intelligently than I can probably muster. Still, I feel like voicing my thoughts on the matter. That's what the blog is for, right?
It's not a huge deal that he hired these two goonettes. If they want to bash Christians on their blogs, they can do so all the live-long day. The really bizarre thing is that you have a man who wants to be President, and he chooses them to be his ambassadors to the web? It boggles the mind. Imagine President Bush appointing Paris Hilton to be US Ambassador to the UN. Is that really how you want to present our country to the world?
I've had long talks with people about how Christians ought to be flocking to the Democrats. After all, they're all about social justice and such, things Christians are supposed to be very concerned with. You know, taking care of the poor, stopping oppression, being responsible stewards of the environment, so on and so forth. I guess it does get old hanging out with the Republicans after a while, what with their sodomizing puppies and all. The thing is, I've always noticed this thread of anti-Christian thought running through the Democratic party supporters, if not through some of its leaders. I wouldn't care too much, except it's usually people who are influential, not just Joy Peaceflower from the local chapter of the San Francisco Democrats for Kerry.
This sort of incident ought to give pause to those who think that Christianity ought to be running straight into the arms of the Democrats. John Edwards was the VP candidate in '04 and he seemed to have little issue with anti-Christian zealots like Marcotte. Do you think such a party has your best interests in mind?