October 7, 2011

"I lost vast tracts of time and not a few T-cells trying to understand and expose this farce, and it’s a huge relief that this preposterous saga is over."

Andrew Sullivan exults at "[h]elping to prevent [Sarah Palin] from getting her hands on power was one of my guiding goals once I realized the MSM was never going to do it... Just knowing she isn’t a threat is a huge psychic relief if you care about America and the world."

From a Politico article by Ben Smith titled "Sarah Palin industry faces depression." ("Palin lovers, Palin haters, a half-dozen publishing houses, and elements of the mainstream media who tracked her plans long after the Republican campaign bypassed her suddenly face a future without their entertaining, unpredictable, and now scarcely relevant subject.")

116 comments:

JAL said...

I think AS will be surprised to find that SP is not over.

Oh well.

Giving up his T-cells, one cell at a time, to "save" America.

Tim said...

Oh, no worries.

They'll find someone else.

Their very existence depends upon it.

James said...

Why do I feel I need protection from the likes of Andrew Sullivan and not from Sarah Palin...?

Jason (the commenter) said...

So now Andrew Sullivan is over?

Coketown said...

Will the world ever know the root cause of Sullivan's deranged hatred of Palin? Did she snatch the mic out of his hand during open mic night at The Eagle and perform a rendition of "I Will Survive" that Sullivan couldn't hold a candle to?

And I think AIDS, and not Palin, is responsible for those lost T-cells. And like AIDS, it will take more than time and money to get rid of her. Until we find a cure, just learn to live with her.

NYTNewYorker said...

This confirms it, Andrew Sullivan is a fucking asshole.

No pun intended, none.

Simon said...

Well, you know it's true, he's right that the major problem with the MSM over recent years has been their unapologetic water-carrying for Sarah Palin. It was particularly disappointing how in the 2008 election they showed unvarnished desire to get her hands on the levers of power, refusing to evaluate her as a candidate and actively trying to thwart efforts to do so. During that election they were basically a bought-and-paid-for division of Team Palin.

So I agree completely with Mr. Sullivan.

Sarah Palin's the black guy who used to be the Illinois Senator, right?

Henry said...

Apparently, the motivating force for today's muckraking investigative journalism is self-pity.

That's just incredibly pathetic.

He has met the enemy and she is his navel.

garage mahal said...

I'm trying to think of some real tough questions asked of Palin by the MSM, then I realized she doesn't talk to the MSM, outside the friendly confines of Fox. I think there were two interviews from ABC and CBS in 2008. Any others? Certainly "what do you read" isn't an unfair question?

Fen said...

Breaking News: Andrew Sullivan pulls his head out of Sarah's uterus.

And of course, the obligitory toast to Andy:

"The writer stares with glassy eyes
Defies the empty page
His beard is white, his face is lined
And streaked with tears of rage

Thirty years ago, how the words would flow
With passion and precision
But now his mind is dark and dulled
By sickness and indecision

And he stares out the kitchen door
Where the sun will rise no more...

Some are born to move the world
To live their fantasies
But most of us just dream about
The things we'd like to be
Sadder still to watch it die
Than never to have known it
For you, the blind who once could see
The bell tolls for thee... "

- Losing It, RUSH

Seven Machos said...

AIDS dementia.

Maguro said...

Now that his life's work is done, can he shut the fuck up for a while?

Beldar said...

Can we stop giving a damn about Andrew Sullivan now?

Please?

CatherineM said...

I'll say this about the MSM, I had to laugh watching them send helicopters to follow her bus this summer after her pizza with Trump. I was in a hotel and head the HLN people complain that she refuses to give the press details of her trip plans. I thought, she doesn't have to as she is a private citizen and you are the dumb dumbs wasting money following her bus. I mean, morons. Good for her that she used them for every dime after all of that "vetting."

Palladian said...

It's been interesting to watch Andrew Sullivan's career dissipate like a fart in the wind, with apparently no one close to him possessing the power or the sanity to intervene.

Here's hoping Palin stays around long enough to relieve him of his remaining 4 or 5 T-cells.

Rialby said...

I thought he lost t-cells because he delighted in having unprotected sex with other men despite the fact that AIDs epidemic was raging through the homosexual community.

Rialby said...

Meanwhile, I thought this guy was going to get deported. Wikipedia says that the statute barring HIV positive people from becoming permanent residents expired so he holds a green card now. Another brilliant move by Congress. So, now you and I will have to pay for the medicine of people who shouldn't be here.

Palladian said...

So what's a tract of Sullivan's time worth in today's market, anyway?

SMGalbraith said...

The only negative in this is that Sullivan won't disappear with her.

As someone asked above, is there anyone who can explain his twisted obsession with her?

She's a nothing and never had a chance of winning the presidency. No chance at all.

Rialby said...

"Certainly "what do you read" isn't an unfair question?"

Oh right. Remember when Charlie Gibson peered over his half glasses and sneered that question at Barack Obama? Oh wait. He wouldn't have done that. That's a racist question.

Rialby said...

"As someone asked above, is there anyone who can explain his twisted obsession with her?"

Maybe he doesn't like people who would suggest that putting ads in the paper soliciting guilt-free, condom-free gay sex DESPITE the fact that you're already HIV-positive is not the right thing to do? Not that Sarah Palin ever addressed it. But she might. THEOCRACY!!!

edutcher said...

The only preposterous saga that's over is Andy's career.

And Ben Smith, shill for the Demos and GodZero, is going to spend the next few years saying to himself, "I-I-I saw the stake go through her heart. With my own eyes, I saw it.

Yet she is here!! How can this be??? Andy!!!!"

Coketown said...

And I think AIDS, and not Palin, is responsible for those lost T-cells.

Sad to say, I think you're correct.

Beldar said...

Can we stop giving a damn about Andrew Sullivan now?

Por favor, when did we start?

Tyrone Slothrop said...

Andrew Sullivan has steadily decreased his credibility over the last three years. Ahab must stand on the deck of the intact Pequod as Moby Dick cavorts his way over the sunset horizon. Instead of a poetic death he'll have to turn and face the crew, who wonder if he's got anything left.

ALH said...

Andrew Sullivan impacted Palin's decision to not run for President like I impacted the Yankees not winning the ALDS.

You're welcome, Yankee Nation haters.

wv: coodis

Lem said...

Let's have a toast for the haters

kcom said...

"Just knowing she isn’t a threat is a huge psychic relief if you care about America and the world."

This really is an unexplainable phenomenon. A bipartisanly popular governor of a relatively unpopulous state gets nominated not for president but for VP on a ticket that was most likely going to lose, no matter who took that spot. And the world teeters towards collapse. Seriously??

What was the existential threat involved with the nomination of Sarah Palin? What possible explanation justifies the hyperventilation? And, remember, it was from Day One, before she said a damn word and before she'd done a damn thing. Honestly, what drove people so insane as to look like fools for so long. Andrew Sullivan became an embarrassment and a parody of himself. Over what? A vice presidential candidate on a losing ticket? Again, seriously??

And then, of course, there's the question of whether this "saga" is "over". With the past being prologue, I'd say Andrew better keep his powder dry. We might yet need him to jump into the breach and defend us from this horrific threat. Oooooh, scary!

EDH said...

Just knowing she isn’t a threat is a huge psychic relief if you care about America and the world.

THE END?

DADvocate said...

Andrew's suffering from another bout of grandiosity.

Mark said...

Coketown, you had it as "snatch."

sydney said...

Sullivan's missing not a few cells alright, but they aren't T-cells.

Clyde said...

Sarah Palin will not be our next president. But the fact that Sullivan thinks that she is "no longer a threat" makes me smile. And it's not a kind smile. I look forward to his disappointment at being disabused of that notion.

Lem said...

If Palin was so preposterous, as Andrew claims, what does that say about him; that he could not stop writing about her to the point of The Politico calling him "a man possessed"?

Eric said...

Ah, Sullivan. It seems like only yesterday George Bush's foreign policy became anathema the minute he signed the Defense of Marriage Act.

Mark said...

Eric, that was when I stopped paying attention to Sullivan. It was obvious that the object of his fantasies had scorned him, so he went full vendetta on his would-be Brokeback brother.

Once upon a time Sullivan really could think with the big head. Shame really.

EDH said...

I lost vast tracts of time and not a few T-cells...

[Back in England]

ANDREW: But-- but I don't like her.

FATHER: Don't like her?! What's wrong with her?! She's beautiful. She's rich. She's got huge... tracts o' land!

Lem said...

..over a two-day span, he [Sullivan] made more than two dozen Palin-related posts on his blog

KenK said...

It really astonishes me how a whole subset of the American media became professional SP watchers, reporters, voyeurs and synchophants. Between the haters (Sullivan), lovers (Van Sustren) and bottom feeding opportunists (Guiness) I wonder what will become of the professional Palin-watcher industry? What ever will they obsess, lie, speculate, plot, scheme, sing honsanas to, spy on, slander, and vilify now? Stay tuned folks. SP has been pronounced politically dead before such as after she resigned the governorship, and when Sarah's pal Joe whatisname lost the Senate race to Murkowski only to get back up, dust herself off and get back in the limelight. The past is never dead, it is not even past. Same goes for Palin.

Bender said...

The revelries of hate.

bgates said...

And so we can go to sleep again secure in the knowledge that if tragedy should strike the President, his position will be filled by Joe Biden.

Sarah Palin is such an anti-science homophobe I once heard her say that a writer with AIDS could actually lose T-cells through writing about a subject too much.

Ralph L said...

Eric, Clinton signed the Defense of Marriage Act (in private). Bush proposed a constitutional amendment limiting marriage to one person of each sex. I don't think he spoke of it after the 2004 election.

madAsHell said...

"I lost vast tracts of time" humping boys.

SunnyJ said...

AS is whistling past the graveyard. You just keep up the stiff upper lip there AS, cause you never know when SP might jump out and scare the crap out of you!

How dopey is this guy? Seriously dopey...when your whole meme is how dumb someone is and you've spent your entire career focusing on how dumb this person is. Really AS, if she was that dumb we wouldn't need you to keep ringing that bell. Honestly, we'd get it...if that were all there was to SP.

Reality check: AS will never be done with SP. Envy is a disease. Obsession is a derivative of envy. Bottom line: SP doesnt know AS is alive...AS doesn;t either.

rcocean said...

Leaving aside Andy's weird dislike of women with power, I can understand why Andy is so relieved.

Elitists like Sullivan really dread/fear the day that average "Middle America" elects a President who represents them - I mean really represents them.

If someone like that was elected, people like Sully imagine all the contempt and dislike they feel toward the average American being returned in spades. Absurd of course. Its all projection - but it still scares him.

True democracy frightens people like Sully. Its Ok as long as the "right people" who went to the Ivy League have power, but what if someone like Palin - who's "not one of us" - gets elected?!

chrisnavin said...

I know it's been pointed out on this blog, but I think Andrew Sullivan needs to believe in God via the Catholic church, but he also needs to justify not only his homosexuality, but a vulgar hedonism and dismal track record of behavior that helped land him with AIDS.

Sarah Palin, as a woman, threatens him (and an attractive woman). Sarah Palin as a believer who does not allow for his sexuality threatens him mightily. Sarah Palin as a woman on the frontier and all the places Sullivan doesn't know and understand and he likely fears...threatens him. She came not only politically to represent an enemy, but personally as well in a sick, illogical fixation.

I stopped even giving him any credit after he rabidly supported the Iraq invasion, then over a few months turned 180 and took almost no responsibility for his own positions and thoughts, and villifed and smeared the people positions for which he actively advocated. That is the sign of an unserious man whose judgment is not to be trusted.

It's only gotten worse. With his stable of young bloggers, he appeals to the hipster, himself, the liberal, himself, the anti-conservative and Obamaphile, and anyone who'll have him (though he pioneered many aspects of blogging).

He's pretty much lost any moral authority he had, and even his reasoning is not sound.

I often wish he'd go back to Britain and take Tina Brown and the Daily Best style of journalism with him

G Joubert said...

She's a nothing and never had a chance of winning the presidency. No chance at all.

She's young, and F. Scott Fitzgerald was wrong, there are indeed second acts in American Life. In the fullness of time she will almost certainly become more appealing, not less.

Dustin said...

What Beldar said.

Paying attention to Sullivan is, no doubt, pretty good blog fodder, as he's an outrageous guy, but I do long for the day the blogs I like totally ignore him.

He is, after all, irrelevant. The only impact the Sarah haters had was to greatly increase her appeal. They certainly didn't expose anything bad about her or taint her reputation in the slightest. They are the reason folks rallied around her out of a sense of fairness.

Fen said...

Eric, that was when I stopped paying attention to Sullivan.

For me, it was when he accepted preferential treatment for his pot bust... right after vigorously arguing that the elite were not being held to the same standard of Justice as the rest of us.

garage mahal said...

Elitists like Sullivan really dread/fear the day that average "Middle America" elects a President who represents them - I mean really represents them.

Palin makes 12-15 million per year getting carted around in private jets. The middle America saps that kept sending her money in hopes she would run after she teased and strung them along are the biggest losers in this. Palin is the worst sort of grifter imaginable.

Palladian said...

"Sarah Palin as a believer who does not allow for his sexuality threatens him mightily."

How does Palin, as a "believer", "not allow for his sexuality"? One of the reasons I like Palin is that she's mercifully silent about divisive, theocratic social politics.

JAL said...

SMGalbraith: She's a nothing ...

Wow. Really?

I thought the Kardasians, Lindsey L, Paris and that crowd held that title.

wv ingles
A grocery chain in the NC SC Ga area. One of those awful millionaire small businesses which takes care of its employees.

Bruce Hayden said...

I don't think that she is gone, just not running for the top job. I expect to see her on the campaign trail in a year, possibly for the Republican candidate (though, if Romney, not as likely), and likely, I think, down ticket.

Then? My bet is Secretary of Energy. She made her name cutting corruption and fat, and has an interest in energy production. I think that she could do a good job there. And, with that under her belt, a chance, maybe, at the Presidency when her kids are a bit older - though her youngest is going to need a (typically short) lifetime of care.

exhelodrvr1 said...

Andrew,
You didn't just lose time and T-cells; you lost your integrity, too.

Milwaukie guy said...

Sarah Palin will work the down ticket for the Republican team.

One of the points she will make is Drill, baby, drill. If America would accept the responsibility of producing its own fossil fuels, we could add a million good paying working class jobs and improve our balance of payments and grow our economy. Cheaper energy would help manufacturing.

She will make an excellent Sec'y of Energy in the next administration.

No Name said...

Someday, Andrew Sullivan will be dead

DADvocate said...

The middle America saps that kept sending her money in hopes she would run after she teased and strung them along are the biggest losers in this. Palin is the worst sort of grifter imaginable.

Hahaha. You're jealous and afraid.

Like most liberals you prefer those fragile women, like Elizabeth Warren, who can't take the slightest perceived insult or weather a storm. You want a coyote ugly weakling you can rescue and, maybe, get a bj from her for your meager efforts.

chrisnavin said...

Palladian, point taken.

It is a belief among most Christians, perhaps in your opinion, an erroneous one, that homosexuality is a sin.

The United States has never been a theocracy, but the influence of religion upon the public square has waned.

Sullivan wants to have his own Christianity and his own hedonism, and declare everyone else Christianist.

If he had much dignity left he might make a decent shot at it, but as it stands in my opinion, he doesn't.

Mark said...

Palin is the worst sort of grifter imaginable.

Not accepting your thesis at all, but as an exercise msybe we should try imagining Obama? Just as an exercise?

It's the golf pants, you see.

Mark said...

Sarah Palin will work the down ticket for the Republican team.

Yep.

Trooper York said...

Andrew Sullivan is a hate filled evil man and he will receive God's judgement soon enough on his fate filled evil ways.

May the Good Lord have mercy upon him.

I am sure that Sarah Palin would say the same thing.

And that he would never say the same thing about her.

timmaguire42 said...

The truly fascinating thing about Andrew Sullivan is that he still has readers.

Lots of them, apparently.

Go figure.

Marshal said...

If Sullivan were smart he's lament how Palin's emergence cost him his reputation by revealing what a nasty small-minded hysteric he really is.

But he isn't, so he'll pat himself on the back. Another contribution by Palin.

J said...
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J said...

Sullivan's .ein.schmetterling..but
Palin's illiterate, protestant-zionist swine--worse

kcom said...

Thank you, Andrew. You did such a fabulous job "protecting" me from Sarah Palin that you have my eternal gratitude. The work you've done is worth every penny I intend to send you. Just wait by your mailbox.

SGT Ted said...

Sullivan is such a lesbian.

AlphaLiberal said...

Sarah Palin fleeced her supporters like the grifter she is.

Jon Stewart lays it all out, in funny fashion.

Oligonicella said...

garage mahal --

Certainly "what do you read" isn't an unfair question?

That question is a set up. It's simply asked so the asker can pompously sneer at the response, regardless of what it is.

It's also a stupid question. What I'm reading now isn't what I was reading years ago.

"Not really any of your business" is the proper response.

bagoh20 said...

You want relief Andy? Three words: Joe Biden.

Fred4Pres said...

Now throw yourself off a bridge Inspector "Jalvert" Sullivan.

bagoh20 said...

Alpha, What's sad is that you still don't get why nobody cares that some leftie is attacking Palin. Three years of it nonstop, and you think it's still interesting. Someone has a crush.

J said...

Sullivan's not a leftist, satanists. Libertarian. And a queer christian-zionist, like you. (and Sarah Klondike for that matter)

fdf5c032-b5fe-11e0-b34c-000bcdca4d7a said...

The umpteen references to Sullivan’s medical condition as a way to discredit his ideas are really classy.

But I agree with the pro and anti Palinites that believe SP is not “over". She needs the attention way too much. As the Presidency would be beneath her, can you seriously imagine her accepting a cabinet position?

SMGalbraith said...

Re Palin as a nothing: When close to half of the people in your own party say they wouldn't vote for you, you're a political nothing.

She's resigned as governor and essentially resigned as a presidential candidate.

There are no third acts in American politics. Second? Perhaps (the "new Nixon" for example). But not third ones.

For good or bad she has a label as a quitter who can't take the heat.

SMGalbraith said...

And for the thousandth time, Sullivan doesn't have - nor did he - AIDs.

He has the virus but, thankfully, medication has kept it under control.

Never had AIDs. Testing positive for the virus is not the same as having AIDs. I thought we learned all this 20 years ago?

So try attacking his political views and not him. Although, yes, the same thing can be asked of him.

Geoff Matthews said...

Sarah Palin may not be running for president, but she will not shut up either.
And that is what will make her relevant.

William said...

Palin is a star. On a crowded stage, she is the one you watch. Sullivan's obsession with her just proves her star power.

Rialby said...

"so try attacking his political views and not him. Although, yes, the same thing can be asked of him."

Dude. He brought T cells up as a way to martyr himself - it's his way of whining, "I am sick and I am sacrificing myself for you people so that I may spare you from Palin". So don't pretend we started the conversation about HIV. He did.

SMGalbraith said...

So don't pretend we started the conversation about HIV. He did.

Sorry, people have accused him of suffering from AIDs dementia for years. Here and elsewhere.

His "T-cells" reference didn't start this nonsense.

And again: he doesn't have AIDS. Never did. He contracted the virus.

So if someone is going to attack him personally at least get the facts right.

fdf5c032-b5fe-11e0-b34c-000bcdca4d7a said...

"So don't pretend we started the conversation about HIV. He did.”

He has been honest about having HIV. So what? If his HIV is in your top ten arguments against his ideas, I’d much rather have his condition than yours.

CatherineM said...

To Alpha, Jon Stewart and the troll...it's not the right that keeps her relevant, it's the left. If they stopped obsessing about her - like CNN and MSNBC following her bus in helicopters this summer - she would lose all of her relevance. It's you who keep her relevant, not the "right wing."

CatherineM said...

Andrew Sullivan's next obsession? Romney's "secret" religion and how he will turn the US even more "Christianist!"

Koo koo for coco-puffs.

Rialby said...

I didn't say he had AIDs. Go back and show me where I wrote he had AIDS. I said that he engaged in horribly risky behavior by having unprotected sex during the height of the AIDS epidemic. Which he did. Which, as we've been told for years, is a secular sin.

Again, I repeat - he brought up T-cells because he wants us to recognize that he is ill and battling 2 things simultaneously - HIV and Sarah Palin. He's willing to risk his health for us!! If you don't think that's what he is trying to say, then you're biased in his favor.

Trooper York said...

I hope Andrew Sullivan dies soon. I don't really care of what...it would be fine by me if a piano falls off of a rope and squashes him like the cockroach that he is.

The world will be a better place.

SMGalbraith said...

I hope Andrew Sullivan dies soon

Oh, c'mon.

I'm saving my hopes of a celestial nap for a Ahmadinejad and a Kim Il-Jung.

Those types of people.

Really evil folks not a misguided angry journalist.

Trooper York said...
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Trooper York said...

Andrew Sullivan is a really evil person.

You can bet if he had the power of Dinner-Jacket or that Midget Korean then Sarah Palin and her entire family would be in a camp. And the rest of us conservatives too!

He is the personification of evil that smiles in the face of decent people everywhere.

SMGalbraith said...

You can bet if he had the power of Dinner-Jacket or that Midget Korean then Sarah Palin and her entire family would be in a camp. And the rest of us conservatives too!

Maybe so (I doubt it).

But he doesn't and until he does I'm saving my wishes for the folks who do have that sort of power.

Look at what Assad's goons are doing in Syria. Now that's something to wish away.

jayemarr said...

Good job, Andrew. Now maybe you could go to work on the airhead who is actually occupying the office you were trying so hard to keep Palin out of?

I won't be holding my breath, though.

Fen said...

Look at what Assad's goons are doing in Syria. Now that's something to wish away.

Too funny. Yes, lets all pretend that the Left and the MSM are more concerned with Assad than Palin.

Won't fly. You guys have been in meltdown mode over her since the last election.

Tom Armstrong said...

I predict Sarah will go all out to rally the troops for the GOP nominee. When they win in a landslide, she will cash in by accepting the position of UN Ambassador. After sever years she will move to SecState. Then, when the time is right, she will run for President. Nobody will be able to question her foreign policy cred at that point.

bcorig said...

Is AS HIV positive? If he is he should know that the stress-causing-T lymphocyte-depletion theory has been long disproven. But, then agai, AS doesn't usually deal in Reality.

cbinflux said...

A better example of Palin Derangement Syndrome is Bashir's recent Steve Jobs eulogy.

http://tinyurl.com/3todm9j

cbinflux said...

"I predict Sarah will go all out to rally the troops for the GOP nominee. When they win in a landslide, she will cash in by accepting the position of UN Ambassador. After sever years she will move to SecState. Then, when the time is right, she will run for President. Nobody will be able to question her foreign policy cred at that point."

///FTFY

cbinflux said...

*Andrew Sullivan's next obsession? Romney's "secret" religion and how he will turn the US even more "Christianist!"*

Heh. It's a living.

Dustin said...

"Sorry, people have accused him of suffering from AIDs dementia for years. Here and elsewhere."

He has a mental illness.

Have you seen his disgusting sex advertisements? 'milky loads'? The guy has some serious problems.

I suspect if I truly understood Sullivan I would only feel pity for him.

I also suspect he's suffering enough both to abuse drugs and to take drugs with side effects. And all because he contracted a completely preventable disease due to his own lack of good judgment.

Remember, he worked his political connections to avoid a conviction for a drug crime recently. Because it would interfere with his a future citizenship application, if I recall.

Sullivan is an elitist who essentially pushed a law abiding immigrant back in line, selfishly. His self martyr importance is ridiculous. He's untrustworthy and sleazy and frankly disgusting. It's a shame people bash him for being gay, because that's got nothing to do with what a wretch he is.

All throughout history we have been plagued with these slimeballs.

Ralph L said...

The ghost-bloggers didn't help his integrity, either. Could we have an endless "Shame" chant and toss him off the internet?

12e0f59a-f1e9-11e0-9510-000bcdcb2996 said...

Andrew who?

Terry said...

Sullivan has some real issues. He went berserk about the evils of waterboarding -- he was clearly obsessed by it -- and only after some weeks of this obsession did he kind-of sort-of wonder out loud if it was because he had a bad case of asthma as a child. The words he used to describe the oppression of not being allowed to marry his boyfriend were eerily like the words he used to describe the sensation of suffocation from asthma and waterboarding.
And check out this bit of Sullivan writing from 2000:

Instead, after swabbing a small patch of my rump down with rubbing alcohol, I push the needle in slowly until all three inches of it are submerged. Then I squeeze the liquid in carefully, as the muscle often spasms to absorb it. My skin sticks a little to the syringe as I pull it out, and then an odd mix of oil and blackish blood usually trickles down my hip.
.
Fr. Richard John Neuhaus once described Sullivan's homosexual identity as the "pole star" of his journalism. His obsession with Palin's uterus is part of his homosexual identity. This seems to be obvious to everyone who does not bear the name "Andrew Sullivan".

richard mcenroe said...

"The United States has never been a theocracy, but the influence of religion upon the public square has waned. "

Stroll on down to Wall Street and see how that's worked out for ya. On either side of the protests...

Brad said...

No one would know Sullivan has "the virus" but for him mentioning it.

Why did he bring it up?

Seems like an "appeal to authority" - - - "you can't understand (and are disqualified to comment) because you're not female / minority / disabled / HIV positive / etc."

It's a lazy & fundamentally dishonest form of argumentation.

TOTWTYTR said...

Andrew Sullivan had an interesting and cutting edge blog when no one else did. Had a blog that is. Once other people started to write their own blogs Sullivan became irrelevant.

He's never recovered from that.

kcom said...

"For good or bad she has a label as a quitter who can't take the heat."

Maybe in your mind and those of partiisans opposed to her. She doesn't have that label in millions of other minds so don't state it like it's a fact.

And as far as "can't take the heat," she's done nothing but that for three years and remains unbowed. Would you seriously have predicted in the immediate wake of the 2008 election that she'd be in the position of influence she is three years later? She's taken more heat (by factors of 10) than Barack Obama ever has and has never come out whining like he does routinely. She's probably taken more heat than any politician in the last 40 years, in fact. Has it silenced her? Hardly.

jgott said...

Destroying ASSullivan's T-cells....yet another Sarah Palin accomplishment

Jim O said...

I've said it before, I'll say it again.

I don't understand why AS is paid any attention after the way he monetarily screwed his subscribers when his blog was independent.In late '03, early '04, claiming to be a conservative, he begged for contributions that turned out effectively to be donations to the Kerry campaign. After Kerry lost, he did another fundraiser for himself. Very soon thereafter, he "retired" from blogging.Then he returned a few months later with a paying gig for Time magazine.

If a corporation had pulled an analagous stunt, it would have had the SEC all over it like flies on dog manure.

Obviously, he is deeply dishonest at the personal level. Why take anything he says seriously?

RightWingNutter said...

Costing Andy time and T-cells that might otherwise have been expended elsewhere. Sarah has done yet another service for America.

cbinflux said...

Martin Bashir Says Herman Cain Isn’t Authentically Black or Something

http://www.verumserum.com/?p=30390

Nate Whilk said...

Sully the nut wrote, "Helping to prevent [Sarah Palin] from getting her hands on power was one of my guiding goals once I realized the MSM was never going to do it"

What planet is he living on? When did the MSM ever print anything positive on her other than an occasional begrudging sentence? How did his "Is Trig really Sarah's baby" obsession do anything except prove how insane he is?

This guy has lost touch with reality. Paranoid. Delusions of grandeur. Utterly disgusting.

Neo said...

So dos this mean that Excitable Andy has given up the quest to find the vagina that bore "Trig" ?

jeff said...

"Palin makes 12-15 million per year getting carted around in private jets. The middle America saps that kept sending her money in hopes she would run after she teased and strung them along are the biggest losers in this. Palin is the worst sort of grifter imaginable. "

Is that money she earns from the private sector? So a grifter would be someone who travels extensively for free on airplanes he doesn't own? How about going on expensive vacations? Does it only count if its private money, or does it also apply to anyone who does the same thing on the public dime?

jr565 said...

Maybe now he can go back to talking about his sleep apnea machine.Is anyone still reading him anymore?

furious_a said...

AS is just another mendacious chameleon queer, like David Brock.

Martin said...

Sullivan mentions losing T-cells, but he really should also be concerned about brain cells, whatever his T-cell level, he apparently has precious few of the latter to spare.

Innovation rules said...

Why does anyone read Sullivan anymore?

He says nothing. In fact, he's an a**hat, his logic challenged, his stance silly, his morality skewed, his mind a mush.

Erik said...

Years ago I saw a debate between Fr. Richard John Neuhaus and Sullivan in Washington, DC. This was before Sullivan went bat-shit crazy, and when he actually had reasonable things to say. Even then I was astonished at how nearly everything Sullivan said about politics revolved around his homosexuality. Neuhaus, of course, tailored his own responses accordingly--to the great amusement of the audience. Sullivan didn't seem to understand what was going on. He was gay, and therefore right.

As for Sarah Palin, despite all the attention paid to her, liberals still seem to make a number of mistakes regarding what she actually talks about. They assume that she's a staunch, crusading social conservative. She rarely talks about those things. But it serves liberals to pretend that she does. I think most of her critics never actually listen to her: they still get all their information about her from Jon Stewart and SNL. I'm not surprised by this, but you'd think that after three years they'd actually get something right about her. It gets tiresome.

Parker Smith said...

Sarah Palin has become the Rorschach inkblot test of American politics.

Typically, I learn much more about the people commenting about her than I do about her.

There's more projection going on with respect to Sarah Palin than you'd see at an audio-visual equipment convention.

kyleb said...

And yet how many times more relevant is Sarah Palin than Andrew Sullivan?

Hold on, let me do the math.

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carry the two...
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and...

Exactly 312 times more relevant. Go ahead, check it yourself.