John ("Two Americas") Edwards, the trial attorney who was John Kerry's Democratic running mate last election, believes his pretty face gives him a shot at being president. Hey, why not? It's working for Obama. But, like Joe Biden, Edwards has an early problem. Melissa McEwan, his "Netroots Coordinator" (what the heck is that?), is virulently anti-Catholic. One of her tamer comments as a blogger:
Speaking of the "wingnut Christofascist base," she said, "What don't you lousy [expletive] understand about keeping your noses out of our britches, our bed and our families?"
Then there is Amanda Marcotte, Edwards's new blogmaster, who writes, "The Pope's gotta tell women who give birth to stillborns that their babies are cast into Satan's maw. . . . The Catholic Church is not about to let something like compassion for girls get in the way of using the state as an instrument to force women to bear more tithing Catholics."
Is this what the Democrats mean when they say they are more faith-friendly?