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Andrew Sullivan’s Sarah Palin Obsession Is Exhausting

Andrew Sullivan’s exit from the right-wing isn’t exactly news. He declared the move recently, but really, he long ago made the decision, whether there was a formal announcement or not. And yet, whether it’s Stockholm Syndrome or something else, Sullivan remains obsessed with his former peers. Namely, Sarah Palin, who once considered suing him.

Are we still challenging this lady on whether her son Trig is biologically hers? Behar wants to know if anyone “is investigating this.” Sullivan wants to know why an 8-months-pregnant, water-broken woman is flying on a plane.

And it’s all under the guise of truth telling. Or, as we like to call it, beating a dead horse.

That said, we appreciate Sullivan going after Palin’s “double standard” defense. Because: Really?

And yet, if Palin is lying about her child, does that make her an unfit candidate for whatever she plans on doing with her future? Well, only if you consider honesty one of your priorities.

By:           editor editor
On:           Dec 8, 2009
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  • 17 Comments
    • Chance
      Chance

      Even more exhausting than that is his battered-wife relationship with his anti-equality church. Watching him explain how he doesn’t take communion but still loves Catholicism is like watching Audrey in Little Shop.

      Dec 8, 2009 at 10:29 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • terrwill
      terrwill

      HEY QUEERTY PEEPS: In case you haven’t been paying
      attention, Scarah Pallin and her minions are attempting
      to take ova the repugnatican party. They aren’t exactaly
      BBFs of the Gays. Why would you cast any shade on this
      guy and his “obsession” of a story that is more than a
      little suspect? FAA regulations prohibit a woman from
      flying past the eight month of being pregnant. If her
      water broke as she described Scarah had to be sitting there with a bucket under her lady parts to prevent puddles from
      forming on the plane. And yet the flight attendants on the
      plane when questioned, claimed “they didn’t
      even know she was pregnant”

      I dunno but this seems like something
      that should maybe be looked into? don’t ya think???

      Dec 8, 2009 at 10:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • FakeName
      FakeName

      Hey terrwill, whatever you’ve started doing that make your messages appear in those distractingly hard to read text blocks, could you, you know, stop?

      Dec 8, 2009 at 10:56 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mark
      Mark

      I think Andrew Sullivan is a bright guy, terrific writer and mostly sincere. But, then he starts babbling about Jesus and how we’re all “imperfect” and useless sinners and his reward is in heaven and God has a plan and on and on and on …

      … and then I know he is a complete moron. Religion erases wisdom.

      Dec 8, 2009 at 11:15 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Attmay
      Attmay

      This guy’s principles, such as they are, are for sale to the highest bidder. But as long as he’s a member of the Romanist cult, he is a menace to society.

      Hypocrisis barebackus gluteus maximus.

      Dec 8, 2009 at 11:49 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • terrwill
      terrwill

      No. 3 · FakeName: Sorry am using a netbook on the run
      during the day and one of the dirty little secrets of
      these things is that you can’t adjust the layout of a
      page as much as you can with a PC or a slaptop
      to see an entire text box on some sites to see just
      what you are typing. Unfortunately Queerty is one of
      those sites.

      PS: Nice that you are concerned about the readibility(?)
      of my posts :-P

      Dec 8, 2009 at 12:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ousslander
      ousslander

      He’s as bad as the Birthers, so I guess that makes this the sequel Birthers II: The Alaskan!

      Dec 8, 2009 at 12:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • FakeName
      FakeName

      NP terrwill.

      ousslander, Sullivan barely compares to the birthers (beyond this being an issue that doesn’t really have any bearing anymore). The birthers made something up, Obama provided definitive proof to the contrary, the birthers continued telling the lie, even going so far as to file lawsuits challenging Obama’s election and citing the theory in other suits filed by soldiers refusing to recognize Obama’s authority as Commander in Chief. In response to rumors about the mother of a Palin baby, Palin released a bizarre story about flying twelve hours while in the eighth month of a high risk pregnancy that no one had heard of, waiting ten hours to deliver a speech after her water broke, flying twelve hours back and then driving an hour to deliver at a hospital that was not only not equipped for high risk pregnancies but which doesn’t even deliver twins. People, including but not limited to Sullivan, rightly pointed out the oddities in the story and the questions that it raised about her judgment or her truthfulness, or both, to which she has refused further response. At this point Palin is such a polarizing political figure that it will make little difference whether she ever answers the questions. That doesn’t mean that Sullivan was wrong to point out her refusal to answer them, nor does it mean that Sullivan is birther-level insane for continuing to note her refusal to do so.

      Dec 8, 2009 at 12:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hyhybt
      hyhybt

      Thanks for that information. I’d never have thought to check a prospective computer purchase for scroll bars, and would be more than a little disgusted to find them missing on one I’d already bought.

      Dec 8, 2009 at 12:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • terrwill
      terrwill

      I remember the story of Trig’s birth during the campaign.
      But got lost in the shuffle. Latest polls show Scarah
      at a 1% difference in a potential match up with Obama in
      2012. Scarah gots lots of ‘splainin to do about this story.
      Nothing in her behavior can be justified as being logical,
      sensible, or truthful. Lets not forget how much they tried
      to hide Bristol’s being preggers at the Pallin family intro
      at the convention. She had Trig draped over her belly instead
      of holding him horizontal like every other newborn has been
      held since babies began sprouting out of vaginas. They were
      desparatley attempting to hide that pregnancy. Hey that one
      had a happy ending: We got Levi Johnston!! According to both
      Levi and Sullivan there are a lot of untold stories about
      Scarah that are brewing. Maybe they should wait until she
      gets the nomination, to really start diggin. Sullivan made
      great points last nite on Joy Behar. Mainly, why in the world
      would anyone in their right mind even remotely consider this
      hack for the office of President?? These rightwing-nutbag
      lunatics are so driven by ideology that they are not even
      considering this womans credintials………In a way it may
      be a huge blessing in disguise for our side if she prevails
      and gets the nod………….

      Dec 8, 2009 at 1:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      The latest article on Palin…this one is hilarious. Her father came out and said she left school in Hawaii because there were too many Asians.

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/12/06/palins-father-she-left-ha_n_381724.html

      As for Sullivan, at least he’s stoped foaming at the mouth over male circumsicn

      Dec 8, 2009 at 1:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DEO
      DEO

      Palin considered suing him, but couldn’t REALLY. He never said anything untrue. The man is not an idiot. He raises very valid questions merely by printing Palin’s own words. Tina Fey used Palin’s own words ALSO TOO. Palin herself and the Republican Party are Palin’s two worst enemies. The rest of us are just shaking our heads in disbelief.

      THE MANY LIES OF SARAH PALIN is an exhausting job, I am glad there is one person documenting everything.

      Dec 8, 2009 at 1:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      No. 11 · DEO said..
      Palin considered suing him, but couldn’t REALLY. He never said anything untrue.

      _________________________________________

      True, you can always tell when somebody in the public eye is lying about suing. If they are going to sue, they just sue. If they know that they can’t and are just trying to cover something up they say they are “Exploring their legal options” or “Considering a lawsuit”. It’s the same type of thing that people like Nichole Ritchie say when the papers labeled her a drug addict or annorexic, she couldn’t actually sue because they were right. Where other celebs that actually have a real gripe file injunctions immidiately without telling the press they are “Considering” anything.

      Dec 8, 2009 at 1:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Freddie
      Freddie

      Miss ‘Milky Loads’ Sullivan is, as usual, eight years behind everyone else in realized what horrid douche-monsters the GOP are.

      He’s only recently upset because he got busted sucking dick and a doobie on a federal park near Provincetown. Funny how SullyLoads only gets liberal when his rights are in jeaopardy.

      Too bad this flipflopping little hedgehog hasn’t been deported yet. Not that the U.K. should suffer his presence again.

      Dec 8, 2009 at 2:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Paul
      Paul

      Andrew, keep up the good work. Scarah is so beyond bizarre, it seems just a matter of time before her veneer cracks wide open.

      I will say however, she is the dream nominee for the repugnatican party for 2012. I can’t think of a better shoe-in for an Obama second term. And it will be so fun to see her once again be made a complete fool of in the process.

      On a side note, the only thing i think is strange about Sullivan’s relationship with his religion is how any intelligent person can subscribe to any religious organization in the first place, given the history of destuction and oppression religion has inflicted on the world.

      Plus there is no god

      Dec 8, 2009 at 2:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • This is insanity
      This is insanity

      Andrew Sullivan and Sarah Palin are equally insane

      Sarah Palin has zero credentials to be President
      Andrew Sullivan is obsessed with her uterus

      Two idiots whom I believe deserve each other

      Maybe Andrew Sullivan , Sarah Palin and Todd Palin could do a threesome together as well

      Oh and the whole ” There is no god thing ” is getting old
      You sound like a ” new atheist ”

      Google ” Moderate atheists VS Radical atheists ”
      Go on YouTube and type in ” New Atheists ”

      New atheists are pathetic and can’t engineer an argument … agnosticism made me leave Christianity but the ” new atheism ” has steered me away and has turned me into a weak Christian Deist ( again )

      I miss the old atheists )=
      Just like the miss those Protestant Christians Renaissance style

      Instead we are left with the new atheists , the psychotic extremist right wing Christians , the insane liberal Christians , flawed gay activists , lying Democrats and so much more

      Welcome to the circus!

      The title is right on
      Andrew Sullivan’s Obsession with Sarah Palin IS exhausting

      Hey Andrew do you like Sarah or something ?
      Go have a threesome with her husband

      Enjoy!

      Dec 9, 2009 at 11:05 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • This is insanity
      This is insanity

      Sorry I meant ” Just like I miss those Protestant Christians Renaissance style … ”

      Dec 9, 2009 at 11:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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