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11/18/2009

Sullivan Goes Dark; Pledges to Re-Open Investigation Into Sarah Palin’s Uterus; UPDATE: Sully Plans to Be Up Half the Night Writing About Trig

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:54 pm

Ace Uterus Detective Andy Sullivan is on hiatus, as he searches a new treasure trove of clews to the Mystery of the Palin Pregnancy:

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. And the fact that she is now the leader of the Republican party and a potential presidential candidate, makes this process of deconstruction an important civil responsibility. We take this seriously as we always have. We want to be fair to her, and to her family, and to the innocent people she has brought into the spotlight. And we are not reporters. We are merely analysts trying to make sense of evidence already in the public domain, evidence that points in all sorts of directions, only one of which can be true.

Since the Dish has tried to be rigorous and careful in analyzing Palin’s unhinged grip on reality from the very beginning – specifically her fantastic story of her fifth pregnancy – we feel it’s vital that we grapple with this new data as fairly and as rigorously as possible. That takes time to get right. And it is so complicated we simply cannot focus on anything else.

This baby just finished reading Sullivan’s post.

UPDATE: It just gets weirder:

I hope to be up half the night trying to write a post on the great mystery of the stories about Trig, stories that have bedeviled the blogosphere and many others for months.

[Cue Twilight Zone theme.]

UPDATE x2: From the iowahawk archives. Thanks to Stashiu for the reminder.

93 Responses to “Sullivan Goes Dark; Pledges to Re-Open Investigation Into Sarah Palin’s Uterus; UPDATE: Sully Plans to Be Up Half the Night Writing About Trig”

  1. [...]Palin’s unhinged grip on reality [...]

    Someone is missing some hinge pins, alrighty… I didn’t think the “deep end” (as in “off the”) could get any deeper.

    JSinAZ (ae2d5e)

  2. Andys’ marbles have done rolled away.

    JSinAZ (ae2d5e)

  3. Here is the narrative version. ;)

    Stashiu3 (44da70)

  4. I like how, in Sullivan’s world, “I’m going silent” means “I’m going to natter on for thirteen sentences about my lurid fantasies.”

    Lord help us all if he ever decides to speak.

    [note: fished from spam filter. --Stashiu]

    Gina (e4ec7e)

  5. Stashiu3, that’s a new classic. Hilarious.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  6. This would be the fantastic story of how Bristol Palin gave birth to two children 8 months apart?

    Crank (497a08)

  7. I assume Andi will be working closely with Levi on this important project.

    But, hey, doesn’t Megan McCardle work over there at the Atlantic? She’s a pretty smart cookie and a good writer. I think she needs to be “deputized” to take care of Andi once and for all.

    elissa (e6df98)

  8. How can ANYONE take this moron seriously? Does anybody? Is she somehow so threatening that elaborate fantasies must be concocted to bring her down? I do not get it.

    Jenn Oates (c38475)

  9. Remember, Atlantic, this nutjob is on YOUR payroll.

    Techie (482700)

  10. Ace is all over this craziness, too. He is referring to Andi as Dr. Sullivan, Founder of Gynecologists Without Borders. I lost a perfectly good mouthful of Zinfandel on that one.

    elissa (e6df98)

  11. I wouldn’t be too critical. This opens a whole new front on the Palin question. I would suggest Andrew spend, oh, a couple of years on this quest. He could turn the blog over to his beagle.

    Mike K (2cf494)

  12. The beagle would probably do a better job.

    Maybe Sully could spare a few minutes from his ultra-important task to investigate the delusional fantasist in the White House.

    Brother Bradley J. Fikes, C.O.R. (0ea407)

  13. I’m with Andy. She is a deeply disturbed personWe want to be fair to her, and to her family, and to the innocent people she has brought into the spotlight.

    I’ve suggested he look into whether she’s a secret Muslim who was born in Kenya and is trying to destroy America.

    Terry Gain (1664b9)

  14. Be very quiet. Andy’s thinking.

    Terry Gain (1664b9)

  15. Andrew Sullivan. A life in ruins. And all because Bush is against gay marriage. I blame Bush.

    Terry Gain (1664b9)

  16. You know, I am amazed by the number of times very loony people project their own issues onto others. Seriously, that entire post could be rewritten about Sillivan’s (I like that better than “Sullivan”) post.

    Deepy, deeply creepy.

    Do you suppose he is having genuine medical problems and needs to muddy the water?

    Eric Blair (bc43a4)

  17. Here’s a cool thought—-maybe Todd dropped in to “talk things over man to man” with Andi and as a result Mr. Sullivan has a few broken bones or swollen eyes which will prevent him from tending to his “darkened” blog for a while.

    elissa (e6df98)

  18. Also—when Sullivan writes “..there are only the three of us…” was anyone else present?

    At what point, seriously, has this man stumbled into a litigation-sensitive zone. Not to mention good taste.

    Everyone should write to the “The Atlantic” about this. Incredible.

    Eric Blair (bc43a4)

  19. I’m not a huge fan of Palin. I can’t really explain why, she just doesn’t inspire me one way or another. But, I don’t dislike her.

    To me, she’s kind of like a distaff version of my governor, Rick Perry.

    So, that’s why I have to ask this crazy question: Why does she drive the left so crazy? The obsession is almost — well actually — obscene. You’ve seen it here and you’ve probably seen it on other blogs.

    I’ve seen explanations elsewhere, but Patterico’s Pontifications usually has some wisdom embedded among the trolls.

    It’s obvious that Sullivan’s concentration on her is bordering on commitment material.

    The only thing I can come up with is that the left is afraid of her. I just don’t get why. It seems to be an irrational obsession.

    Ag80 (3d1543)

  20. What’s a “civil responsibility”? Is it like a “civic responsibility” except you have to be nice about it?

    DRJ (dee47d)

  21. Levi Johnston should be the first person contesting Sullivan’s quest. After all, if Sullivan has his way, Levi would end up owing twice as much in child support.

    DRJ (dee47d)

  22. I can only chalk up Sully’s compulsive obsession with Palin’s uterus as an uterine envy. What else could it be? This is not a mildly disturbed person. Maybe the Atlantic keeps him on as the unwitting circus act and unintentional humorist…

    Dana (e9ba20)

  23. Why does she drive the left so crazy

    Easy. She skewered him at the Convention. Everything she said about him is true. She sees right through the illusion of Obama and she has the courage to say what a lot of us are thinking.

    Terry Gain (1664b9)

  24. Yea, I know the philosophy/ideology of people and their behavior in private (eg, their sexual activity) can be mutually exclusive. But in Sullivan’s case, his reported recklessness before and after his becoming infected with HIV has to be a window into his mind. IOW, when moments of a person’s life can be excessively flaky and unhinged, there has to be something noticeably unbalanced about that person in general.

    Mark (411533)

  25. Okay, first Olbermann tries to claim the origin of the term “teabagger.”

    Then Sullivan goes insane, continuing to display his Trig Trutherism with florid language.

    Coincidence? I think not. Sullivan is just waiting for Olbermann to ask for his hand in marriage.

    Eric Blair (bc43a4)

  26. When he said “bedeviled” did he mean “beclowned”?

    elissa (e6df98)

  27. Sullivan is just waiting for Olbermann to ask for his hand in marriage.

    Wow, Eric Blair, you jut might be onto something; if ever two people deserved each other….

    Dana (e9ba20)

  28. This “bedeviled” the blogosphere? Bedeviled, bewitched and bedazzled is more like it.

    Northeast Elizabeth (1b8746)

  29. Obviously Sully’s weed connect got busted, he hasn’t been able to find a new one yet, and he’s starting to jones. Don’t you hate it when that happens?

    chaos (9c54c6)

  30. We do really know who is deeply disturbed. I hate to admit I use to read him when I first started reading blogs. That didn’t last long though. He just got too weird.

    LYNNDH (8d8b19)

  31. He just got too weird.

    That’s what that South American weed will do to ya. Smoke American Sully!

    chaos (9c54c6)

  32. First, Olbermann’s whole point is to appeal to his tea-cozy crowd.

    Second, Sullivan went around the bend about five years ago. Who knows why? His tortured soul has the answer.

    I could go out tomorrow and ask say, 25, 30 or 100, people who either are and the answer would be: “Olbermann? He’s on sports, right?” Or: “What?’

    But, I could ask the same people about Oprah and Palin and they would know exactly what I’m talking about.

    Palin is a star, right now, because of the left’s obsession with her.

    And, no disrespect to Terry Gain, it’s not adding up to me.

    Ag80 (3d1543)

  33. Andrew Sullivan must be trying to help Palin. I mean, there’s really no way to come away from this without thinking Palin’s suffered too much for her crime of being conservative while female.

    He’s hurting the legitimate criticisms by sucking up tons of oxygen for this bizarre claim. It’s a lot like the birthers (no disrespect intended to those who don’t think Obama was born elsewhere but just think the verification process sucked).

    This probably helps Palin quite a bit. Anyone who seriously thinks she faked a pregnancy is completely insane.

    Dustin (bb61e3)

  34. Who knows why? His tortured soul has the answer.

    When no clear answer presents itself, “because he’s an asshole” always works. And whatever else Andy Sully is, he’s shown himself to be a dishonest asshole of the first degree. His posts are badly written laundry lists of stereotypes and shoddy arguments built upon them.

    chaos (9c54c6)

  35. Althouse wonders if Palin has threatened to sue Sullivan for defamation since he’s gone silent… I really hope Palin has.

    Dana (e9ba20)

  36. “To me, she’s kind of like a distaff version of my governor, Rick Perry.”

    That’s a great way to put it. I don’t think Palin has much that Rick Perry doesn’t have, aside from being much more charismatic.

    Unfortunately, you need that movie-star characteristic in order to seriously threaten Obama. It’s a big damn deal. Palin seems pretty ethical in the way she handled power, and she has some, though not nearly all, of my serious views. At least she understands that government is the problem, and is far from the beltway republican type.

    The left kinda went nuts too quickly, and when Mccain’s camp didn’t defend Palin, it grew like an avalanche. Somehow, that fueled more and more support for Palin, more and more attention against her, and now she’s the de facto leader of opposing Obama.

    Since Obama has completely screwed up, Palin is forced into a lofty position of the left’s making. If they had not been so vicious, this simply would not have happened.

    Dustin (bb61e3)

  37. Althouse wonders if Palin has threatened to sue Sullivan for defamation since he’s gone silent… I really hope Palin has.

    I doubt that Palin could prove that Andy Sully and the rest are acting with reckless disregard for the truth or the knowledge that what they’re saying isn’t true. Of course Palin could have produced the results of a maternity test and then Andy Sully would be open since we all know he wouldn’t stop even with that… but that’s not suggesting that Palin shame herself by responding to the demands of a deranged individual like Andy Sully. She doesn’t have to prove that her baby is her baby to anyone but her husband and I highly doubt that there are any questions on his part as to who the father or mother of Trig is.

    But the funniest part about Andy Sully is that ever since he went around the bend, he has provided one of the most amusing and clear examples of projection to be found on the internet. Almost every insult he throws out that doesn’t involve people being “Christianists” is actually a very apt description of Andy Sully himself. For example, his calling Palin “a delusional fantasist” and a “deeply disturbed person” are of course perfect descriptions… of Andrew Sullivan.

    chaos (9c54c6)

  38. For example, his calling Palin “a delusional fantasist” and a “deeply disturbed person” are of course perfect descriptions… of Andrew Sullivan.

    How dare you say that?! Are you accusing Andrew Sullivan — Andrew Sullivan!! — of being unbalanced merely because he plans to stay up half the night composing a (actually “yet another”) post about Trig Palin?

    Patterico (64318f)

  39. Palin was interviewed by Mark Levin and it sounds like they could have been talking about Sullivan: “Get a life.”

    DRJ (dee47d)

  40. chaos, it’s really hard to win that kind of lawsuit, I admit, but Sullivan is acting with reckless disregard for the truth.

    There have been quite a few examples of Sullivan refusing to accept proof and posting lies. There’s barely any reason to even discuss it at this point, but Althouse is just making stuff up. I like Althouse, but she sees Palin as an opportunity to get attention. That ‘Sarah Palin is Dumb’ post a few days ago was quite dumb itself.

    Anyway, Palin would be nuts to sue Sullivan. He’s helping her greatly by making such an ugly and easily disproven attack. It would simply make no sense to sue him. It would waste time and resources, make the accusation seem more serious, and make Palin look like someone who sues the press. If Sullivan were attacking Bristol or Piper, Sarah would respond instantly, but in this case, she either ignores or even goads Sullivan into making Palin more sympathetic, and bolstering the idea that the left is unfair.

    Althouse is very smart, but she is not a reliable legal analyst, and really quite unreliable on Palin. In my opinion.

    Dustin (bb61e3)

  41. NYT Palin vs. Sullivan.

    Patterico (64318f)

  42. Dustin:

    Actually, I know what the left is trying to do and you said it yourself. They want Palin to be the symbol of the right.

    Movements can’t have any momentum unless they have someone to attack. The left has had a problem lately with finding a target. So they’ve been casting around to find one that will stick.

    They won a small victory with Rush’s attempt at being a silent partner in a NFL team, but got no real traction, because everyone with half a brain knows that was stupid.

    Since then, there has been no clear target until, recently, Palin’s book.

    It’s extremely difficult to “speak truth to power” when the ones you support control the Executive Branch, the Congress and soon the courts.

    Speaking truth to power can be a sad and lonely job when you have the power, but truth seems to be trickling away into the gutter.

    Ag80 (3d1543)

  43. How dare you say that?! Are you accusing Andrew Sullivan — Andrew Sullivan!! — of being unbalanced merely because he plans to stay up half the night composing a (actually “yet another”) post about Trig Palin?

    Well you see this is the only one that counts, because the other 10 million Andy Sully posts about Sarah Palin’s uterus didn’t have the benefit of Andy Sully staying up half the night to make sure he puts out the gosh-darned best blog post he possible can about Sarah Palin’s uterus.

    chaos (9c54c6)

  44. chaos, you’re exactly right that Sullivan is projecting. He’s always been a very interesting character because he’s so off the wall.

    Even when he was on Bush’s side, he was quite ridiculous in the way he portrayed Iraq war detractors. Why does he think Palin has turned corrupt and lies up to 11? Because that’s the only way to explain how she appears to be so clean. There’s enough evidence that Palin’s a decent person that either she is one, or there is a truly massive conspiracy.

    With Sullivan, there are no shades of gray. Palin is quite imperfect, but decent, but since gray is not a color on Sullivan’s pallette, she’s either an angel or a demon. It’s interesting that the level of fantasy he must engage in matches the concept of evil he accuses her of. He could avoid this by giving her the benefit of the doubt, but what fun is that?

    Dustin (bb61e3)

  45. He says he’s going dark.
    Then he’s back < 8 hrs later.
    Then he "apologizes for the lacuna."
    Then he writes "Anyway, we're done now."
    Then "And I hope to be up half the night trying to write a post …"

    That distilled chronology alone has got to clue his editors that he has precipitously flipped out.

    The Palin book (which has probably already outsold his by 1000 to 1) was the final nudge his tortured psyche needed to collapse.

    [note: fished from spam filter. --Stashiu]

    gp (9ad781)

  46. ag80, I guess I should be thankful that Newt and Tom Delay are not available targets for defining the right. Palin is probably a best case scenario for that kind of tactic, from the right’s perspective.

    I’ll vote for her in the unfortunate case that no one turns up that is better. Hell, I’d be fairly happy with that. Do I even want a micromanaging genius in charge, or do I want decentralized advisors who actually know stuff?

    Dustin (bb61e3)

  47. Sometimes, someone writes something that defies reality, and simply cannot be parodied. Sully did both, in one post. Brava.

    JD (d606fc)

  48. They want Palin to be the symbol of the right. Movements can’t have any momentum unless they have someone to attack. The left has had a problem lately with finding a target. So they’ve been casting around to find one that will stick.

    Spot on. However I’m noting several writers and bloggers are discussing how this very targeting of Palin is what is driving them (non-Palin fans) to start supporting her – the far-reaching attacks are revealing a rising nonsensical hysteria. It looks very desperate and weak.

    Ironically, the persecution of Palin is starting to backfire on the very group that is fueling the fire.

    Dana (e9ba20)

  49. Americans thought that most of the criticism of Palin was intended to make them vote for Obama, which they went ahead and did. Now they’re discovering that most of the criticism of Palin was intended to degrade her as a woman, a mother, as a human being in general, which does not go over well with most Americans. So naturally she’s going to be gaining fans among the people who last year thought she wasn’t fit to be one heart attack (or whatever) from the presidency but never shared the Left’s insane hate for her.

    chaos (9c54c6)

  50. I hope, after they consider it, most Americans realize that they can identify with Palin’s fears, successes, and problems a whole lot more than they identify with what they know of Obama’s life. Prep school and cocaine and ACORN lawsuits and getting the ballot cleansed of opposition, or high school sweetheart and school and kids and irritation at corruption in your own party.

    Regardless, we all know that Palin has a 3 year strategy. This is only the beginning. She will be releasing another book in a couple of years that will do a lot more than talk about Palin’s life, but propose a solution to our mess. That book will be even more closely covered and hotly debated than this one.

    And Sullivan’s misery will grow to even new heights. He’s either going to adjust to this new reality, with Palin as a major facet of all major issues, or he’s going to become nonfunctional.

    Dustin (bb61e3)

  51. I think as more people become disillusioned with Obama, they will in turn perhaps look at Palin with less reflexive emotionalism and with a more studied thoughtful eye.

    As the thrill ride of Obama weakens, the consistent and clear unhesitating stand of Palin will become more appealing. The pendulum swinging and all that.

    Dana (e9ba20)

  52. Re: the Left’s obsession with Palin.
    If they were not scared of her,
    They would not care about her.

    Icy Texan (9729e2)

  53. I voted for Palin in ’08. I did not vote for McCain. I was fully prepared to vote third-party until McCain did the only smart thing he did his entire run. Again, I voted for Palin and not McCain. He just happened to be on the same card in that fight.

    I personally believe a lot of the problem some people (but not all) see in Palin is due to the shackles she wore at the behest of the McCain camp. Now that the shackles are off, more people are seeing much more about her. And more regular Joes (Tea Party, 912, Town Hall) are seeing her as “one of them”. And that’s a good thing, except it’s not so good if you’re a DC beltway person. Or if you’re a SF Bay person. Or if you’re a limosine rider and not a Limosine raiser (use your edit button to search for “limosine”).

    John Hitchcock (3fd153)

  54. Limosines Everywhere, Even Limosines Sarah Recognizes…

    I bet Sarah Palin recognizes two of these photos of limosines more than the rest. Can you guess which two?……

    Truth Before Dishonor (661794)

  55. You have to begin to wonder whether Sullivan has stepped from HIV positive to full AIDS and is starting to suffer from the related dementia that can afflict those poor souls. The vitriol he spits regarding Palin just isn’t a product of a fully functioning mind. I guess the flood of hate just has to run it’s course.

    scr_north (697e70)

  56. Wow–even the Palin-hating trolls aren’t going to come to Single Issue Andy’s defense on this one.

    M. Scott Eiland (c552ec)

  57. Give them time, MSE. Give them time.

    Eric Blair (bc43a4)

  58. For all the Sullivan lovers out there, a musical interlude.

    John Hitchcock (3fd153)

  59. Powerline links to an Ace of Spades take on Our Boy Andy that is pretty good. As usual I was unable to link. I especially like Ace’s characterization of Andy as the founder of Gynecologists Without Boundaries.

    BT (74cbec)

  60. How badly is the Atlantic willing to debase its brand for this nutjob? His Drudge link is worth a guaranteed minimum 300K hits a day for the ailing mag, but what good is traffic if it arrives to find you with your literary pants around your journalistic ankles every day?

    S. Weasel (ab79ca)

  61. The widely read blogger and purveyor of all truth, Andrew Sullivan, was impelled to blog 17 times on the subject of Palin on the same day Americans learned that the Obama administration awarded $6.7 billion in stimulus money to non-existent congressional districts — which did not merit a single mention. To see what is in front of one’s nose demands a constant struggle, I guess.

    Neo (7830e6)

  62. I seriously wonder if Andrew Sullivan has an untreated STD that is attacking his brain.

    PCD (1d8b6d)

  63. I await the epic tour de Andrew about his descent into madness.

    JD (d606fc)

  64. Does anybody except “Excitable Andy” call him a “conservative” any more ?

    Neo (7830e6)

  65. Dustin, very perceptive comment at #45. FWIW, That division of folks into black hat or white hat is called “splitting” in personality-disorder parlance.

    I don’t think the Atlantic can recover from its unfortunate trade of reputation for cheap and easy hits. Maybe they don’t know it yet. Once AS had augered in, it’s not like I’m going to be returning for anything, and I think I’m not alone.

    SarahW (692fc6)

  66. The late and much – lamented Michael Kelly turns over in his grave.

    Dmac (a964d5)

  67. He’s writing to his base.

    Amphipolis (b120ce)

  68. Wasn’t he arrested for marijuana possession at a public site renowned for homosexual cruising recently, but mysteriously got off easy? Is he paying back the powers that be? Or is he suffering from marjiuana induced paranoia? Perhaps dementia? Shame on the Atlantic.

    NeoCon Don (bcd259)

  69. The only person this issue is bedevilling is Sullian. There’s something stalkerish about his attention to this. Get thee to a doctor, Sullivan!

    Rochf (ae9c58)

  70. Sullyboy is Palin’s best friend, at just the right moment. As many have noted, the left just keep making her larger than life. Three years out and a favorable rating around 29% in her own party would normally move some books among the diehards, but the haters are the wind in Sarah’s sails.

    I don’t think she’ll even run for the 2012 nomination. More likely, she wants everyone to believe that is her end game. Millions of dollars of royalties and speaking fees later, she becomes head of the RNC or the NRA or some such, and gives that little wink to Sullyboy and friends: “Didja make me rich? You Betcha!”

    Matador (e01f85)

  71. “Knock Knock?”
    “Who’s there?”
    “Sara.”
    “Sara who?”
    “Sara reason you dont remember the description of Pres Obama from my convention speech?
    “This is a man who can give an entire speech about the wars America is fighting and never use the word “victory,” except when he’s talking about his own campaign.
    But when the cloud of rhetoric has passed, when the roar of the crowd fades away, when the stadium lights go out, and those Styrofoam Greek columns are hauled back to some studio lot…when that happens, what exactly is our opponent’s plan? What does he actually seek to accomplish after he’s done turning back the waters and healing the planet?
    The answer — the answer is to make government bigger, and take more of your money, and give you more orders from Washington, and to reduce the strength of America in a dangerous world.
    America needs more energy; our opponent is against producing it. Victory in Iraq is finally in sight, and he wants to forfeit.

    Terrorist states are seeking nuclear weapons without delay; he wants to meet them without preconditions.

    Al Qaida terrorists still plot to inflict catastrophic harm on America, and he’s worried that someone won’t read them their rights.

    thethinman (bc9f16)

  72. ^^ This is why the left hates Mrs. Palin ^^

    thethinman (bc9f16)

  73. PowerLine says The most sympathetic thing we can do at this point is draw the curtain.

    But this is the one blogger who we know has the President’s ear. He has a berth at the Atlantic. He is not some obscure crank.

    What amazes me is not his pathological rants, but how he is coddled. Oh, that’s just Andrew, he is like that with blatantly fertile women. His abuse is harmless. Just look the other way, like you would if someone is raped in the subway.

    It’s not harmless and it’s not funny. He has a large following that loves him and how he makes motherhood into the new deviancy. It’s wrong and should be condemned as such.

    Amphipolis (b120ce)

  74. I don’t have access to all of the investigative tools that Andy can surely get his hands (or his Power Glutes) on, but I have manged to wrangle this here Internet thingy into some kind of workable shape, and here is what I’ve found:

    Trig – born 4/18/08
    Tripp – born 12/27/08, 8 months & 9 days after his uncle was born.
    Move along, Andy . . . move along.

    Icy Texan (780c5f)

  75. thethinman, I really like that prescient take on Obama. Sarah had him dead to rights as an extremist. People called her paranoid for views that are now quite obvious.

    the establishment GOP treated her like garbage, and I’m not surprised, since Sarah treats corrupt politicians like garbage. She’ll have the final say so as to who can be the GOP nominee, like it or not, and whether they can beat Obama or not. That’s simply the way it is. Andrew is going to get so much worse than he already is.

    Dustin (bb61e3)

  76. Amazon is now responding to a campaign with one star reviews, mostly by people who have not read the book and which are being tagged as “helpful” by lefties. Take a look at the page and tell that isn’t a campaign.

    Mike K (2cf494)

  77. mike, your link is dead, not that it matters. The left has been doing this for quite a while. What’s hilarious are those who do this, and then call Sarah a fascist.

    When the book was in preorder, there were thousands… yes, thousands of comments in Amazon’s discussion page complaining that they couldn’t review the book before it went for sale so as to inform people about how evil Sarah is.

    Amazon will either remove the BS, or they will make less money.

    Dustin (bb61e3)

  78. I’ve found Palin’s description of how she governed to be the most fascinating, so far. But I’m only halfway through the book.

    Brother Bradley J. Fikes, C.O.R. (cd9403)

  79. If my review is ever posted (It took a week for my review of Doug Feith’s book to appear), it ends with my comment that Palin is an example of a reverse Murray Gell-Mann effect. Michael Crichton commented about how knowledgeable people will read a newspaper article about something they are expert on and realize that it is junk, the reporter didn’t know what he was talking about. Then they will read another section on something they don’t know well and think it is the truth. Palin’s book has sections about local and state government that I know well and rings absolutely true. Therefore, I tend to believe those parts about things I don’t know well.

    Mike K (2cf494)

  80. I’m sure she gets tired of saying I told ya so, she said it back in June, and hinted on that point, regarding the detainees yesterday. I wouldn’t blame her for just living off the proceeds of her book and speeches, but she cares too much about the country, for that.

    If there was responsible people at the Atlantic, they should dismiss him for trafficking in this garbage

    narciso (274dd7)

  81. There is the link. No new reviews posted since this morning. Some of the five star reviews are even fake ones attacking her. It has to be a campaign. Those people are not that smart.

    Mike K (2cf494)

  82. Has Excited Andy posted his manifesto about the baby yet?

    JD (93ce58)

  83. JD,
    Not yet. Mad Sully is posting about the evil of Palin supporting Israel, that Trig is just a prop, and how Allapundit thinks she’s a protest vote.

    He also had a far-too-short “Mental Health Break” in there, and came back just as cracked.

    Brother Bradley J. Fikes, C.O.R. (cee385)

  84. Coincidence? I think not. Sullivan is just waiting for Olbermann to ask for his hand in marriage.

    Comment by Eric Blair — 11/18/2009 @ 9:18 pm

    I don’t think that Olby is … up to the task. He couldn’t handle the power glutes.

    carlitos (1d21c9)

  85. I though he was going to be up half the night writing his opus about Trig.

    JD (d606fc)

  86. Certainly Olby won’t be up for half the night, if certain quarters are to be believed.

    carlitos (1d21c9)

  87. Sullivan may have stayed up half the night, but judging by his 5:11PM post today, he must have spent it getting wasted, because he came up with nothing. He continues to say that the Palin enigma is among the most complex and convoluted that he’s ever grappled with. He went to Oxford, right?

    gp (9ad781)

  88. [...] one nut (out of many) on the left is just a bit obsessed.  Print This Post This entry was posted on Thursday, November 19th, 2009 at 6:33 pm and is [...]

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  89. So I waded into Teh Crazee over at Sullivan’s blog. He was doing his High Sniffing deconstruction of Sarah Palin, and I noticed that he was clearly ranting as he typed (we should all send him a bottle of Windex to clean the anger-spittle from his screen). And he really, really got intense about “crazy people,” which made me chuckle. Then I got to this line:

    “…we have an unbalanced, delusional, ambitious fanatic whose relationship to reality is entirely instrumental and can change from minute to minute. …”

    Now, he wrote that about Sarah Palin. But tell me that the bizarre sentence above doesn’t apply far more accurately to Sillivan himself.

    I particularly liked the “we” business. Nutty deLuxe!

    Eric Blair (bc43a4)

  90. I’ll vote for Palin twice if she’ll sell Peeloshi’s fancy jet and give her a jackass to ride, other than the one she sits on, oh that’s Peeloshi’s face we see all the time. Thought it was the north end of a southbound jackass.

    Scrapiron (4e0dda)

  91. “Wasn’t he arrested for marijuana possession ”

    He was with Barney, both of them don’t know what weed looks like.

    Rev. Dr. E. Buzz Miller (72836b)


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