James Joyner posts Amanda Marcotte's description of her arc as a worker on John Edwards' campaign in Salon.
Ms. Marcotte attributes the controversy leading to her resignation to sexism in politics and Bloggerville, and to the rumblings of the mighty Republican smear machine.
I quoted portions of this thread to a daughter of a Democratic legislator (state) who is staying with us this week. She said she wouldn't want the woman near a campaign.
(Yes, Diane, I needed a new dedicated guest room. Sometimes I think we're running a bed and breakfast here. Or a dinner-and-bed operation. It's seen a lot of use since my sister came in October.)