attack of the rogues

How Sarah Palin Managed to Get Andrew Sullivan to Shut Up (For the 2nd Time Ever)


Andrew Sullivan’s blog The Daily Dish spits out about two dozen posts a day. (Sort of like this blog!) Most of the items are one-line intros, paraphrasings, and links to original articles. But sometimes Andrew weighs in with original commentary. Except for today. For only the second time in the Dish‘s history, Andrew says he’s been silenced. And her name is Sarah Palin.

Not Obama. Not Hillary. And not Bush. The last time Andrew went offline, according to this blog, was September of last year. And now, as he and his three cohorts try to digest Palin’s Going Rogue, the blog has again gone quiet. Andrew explains: “This is only the second time in its nearly ten-year history that the Dish has gone silent. The reason now is the same as the reason then. When dealing with a delusional fantasist like Sarah Palin, it takes time to absorb and make sense of the various competing narratives that she tells about her life. There are so many fabrications and delusions in the book, mixed in with facts, that just making sense of it – and comparing it with objective reality as we know it, and the subjective reality she has previously provided – is a bewildering task. She is a deeply disturbed person which makes this work of fiction and fact all the more challenging to read. … We have only one commitment: to get this right. Please bear with us as we do the best we can.”

We will, Andrew. Because we know Sarah is watching.