Bloggers on the Bus

They're the hot new campaign hires. But as John Edwards is discovering, a blogger's bravado can backfire

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Presidential hopeful John Edwards (D-N.C.) speaks during a town hall style meeting at the Iowa Memorial Union at the University of Iowa, January 30, 2007 in Iowa City, Iowa.

Correction Appended: February 8, 2007

In just a few years of blogging, Amanda Marcotte, 29, has established herself as an outspoken voice of the left, filling her Pandagon blog with posts on everything from conservative "wingnuts" to Catholic "anti-choicers" and the cabal she simply calls BushCo. In late January, more ethics charges were heaped on the District Attorney in the Duke University sexual-assault case, and Marcotte attacked the news with her usual swagger and sarcasm: "Can't a few white boys sexually assault a black woman anymore without people getting all wound up about...

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