For the "live by the sword, die by the sword" files, a backer of Sen. John Edwards has a complaint:
Accusing the media of framing the campaign as a two-way race between a female and an African-American candidate, state Sen. Peter Burling described Edwards as the victim of pundits' discomfort with a three-way contest. "The national press has kind of a herd mentality," said Burling, a Cornish Democrat and longtime supporter of Edwards. "They decided about a year ago that this was about Senator Clinton against Senator Obama."
And if the press had a "herd mentality" about race and gender, who shepherded it into that mindset but the liberals of the Democratic Party? If Edwards is too pale and too male to meet their qualifications for president, I don't want to hear their whining. A phrase comes to mind. It starts with "hoist" and ends with "petard."