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All Andrew Sullivan Ever Wanted Was Evidence Sarah Palin Wasn’t a Liar

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SOUNDBITES — “In fact, my blog never stated anything about Palin’s pregnancy and took her at her word. That’s why she decided not to sue me. She had no basis for any kind of suit. I simply asked her and the campaign to provide easily available proof that she indeed was the biological mother of Trig after her bizarre and incredible stories about her pregnancy and labor. She has failed to produce any such evidence. And she clearly never will. If she hadn’t used the baby as a central political argument in favor of voting for her, I would not have cared. But it seems to me fair to ask factual questions about a story that the candidate uses on the stump and that has aspects of it that are simply bewildering. I ask her again: please provide evidence to confirm a core story of your political message and campaign. I will happily publish any such evidence on my blog to clear the air for good and all. But she won’t. But then she is of course the leader of a formerly reputable political party.” —Andrew Sullivan, who Sarah Palin considered suing during the campaign because he dared, like, question a political candidate (via)