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6/3/2010

Lost in the Garden of the North American Martyrs

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 11:14 pm

Andrew Sullivan:

I had a dream last night that I was lost in Sarah Palin’s garden. It was springtime, and there were bluebells everywhere. I suddenly realized where I was and tried to get out to the street. But there was just more garden …

So, you know. There you have it.

27 Responses to “Lost in the Garden of the North American Martyrs”

  1. You suppose that “garden” is a Freudian representation of, um, something belonging to Mrs. Palin to which Sullivan has devoted a great deal of attention?

    JVW (36eb17)

  2. It is sad when a person becomes a crude parody of themselves. Sic semper partisan tool.

    Eric Blair (156625)

  3. I’m truly, no sarcasm, surprised that he didn’t finish the dream seeing Todd Palin dressed as an angry angel carrying a — you know what? Just forget it.

    What’s really amazing is that Andrew’s copping to his attraction to Sarah so openly (yep, gardens are standard dream symbols of you-know-what), and that his therapist hasn’t told him just to shut up already about Sarah on his blog. Best part — he’s still got that Orwell quote up on his front page: “To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle.” Heh heh heh.

    no one you know (14208b)

  4. Damn! Where can I score some of those killer HIV meds?

    Icy Texan (6dbb5f)

  5. For a gay man, he sure obsesses an awful lot over them icky female parts, huh?

    Crush Liberalism (9d23b9)

  6. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

    This isn’t one of those times.

    Mitch (e40959)

  7. A commenter over at Ace mentions the bluebell reference. It’s amazing what 30 seconds of Bing will get you: Sullivan apparently, in his earlier years, “obsessively” read Orwell — whose most famous novel happens to include a famous passage of the first forbidden tryst between the hero and a beautiful woman he thought he murderously hated but was also attracted to.

    Several mentions of an overabundance of —guess which flower —figure prominently in the scene?

    OK, the truth is, I have no clue what goes on in Andrew Sullivan’s subconscious. But I do know this: he deserves an endless stream of mockery for the viciousness with which he refuses to stop attacking not only Gov. Palin, but her youngest child, and therefore by extension her whole family as well.

    no one you know (196ed7)

  8. Obama pays attention to this guy. That explains a lot.

    daleyrocks (1d0d98)

  9. andrew passed the line to creepy/stalky a long time ago with palin. i suggest we just ignore him.

    But i do think #5 is maybe on to something. could it be that he hates her because he is having “heterosexual panic?” could he actually be attracted to her, which means maybe he is not as gay as he thought?

    I honestly don’t know. I mean sullivan was just a standard cookie-cutter bush basher until Palin came along. then he took a one-way trip to crazy-ville. Apparently he is subletting with Charles Johnson.

    And i say that knowing that at one time sullivan was a creative and interesting bush supporter, up until bush came out against gay marriage.

    Aaron Worthing (e7d72e)

  10. Sully’s moving in with Joe McGinness later this week – this was just his own love letter as a method of introduction before they begin to co – habit.

    Dmac (3d61d9)

  11. The funny part Aaron, is that POTUS isn’t a big supporter of gay marriage either. It’s inteesting to watch the Left not deal with this example of “that’s different!”

    Eric Blair (52faf8)

  12. Anyone who has not picked up that Andrew Sullivan has the hots for Gov. Palin is being obtuse.

    Learned THAT in high school which, apparently, Mr. Sullivan never left emotionally. What a low down scumbag who is getting WAY more attention than he should because he disses Gov. Palin and has stupid idiot blog posts about her body parts.

    Adults have more interesting things to do than this “drama”. BORING!!! BORING!!!

    Charlotte (dad663)

  13. Sullivan’s post is so “textbook” symbolic, complete with his beloved Orwell’s bluebells, that it seems like a setup. For what, I can’t figure out. Is he undertaking to turn the tables on his critics by painting them, based on their response, as obsessed with him? But that would sound like a post facto rationalization. Maybe it’s sheer frivolous baiting?

    ForNow (e4c8b3)

  14. Paging Dr. Freud… Dr. Sigmund Freud to the white courtesy phone…

    Frank Drebbin (8096f2)

  15. Let it grow.

    GeneralMalaise (8de279)

  16. Whatever happened with him having to leave the country? Of course that wouldn’t stop him from obsessing over Sarah.

    PatAZ (9d1bb3)

  17. I think he really meant to say that, “there were blueballs everywhere,” not “bluebells.”

    Mike (3f961f)

  18. Perhaps it’s a co-blogger who has the hots for her?

    htom (412a17)

  19. More metaphorical fertilizer from Andrew sprinkled on the Palin’s garden. It’s probably psychologically eating at him in his sleep that he didn’t think of renting the house next door before Joe McGinniss did so he could actually sneak around the Palins’ back yard (scooping up DNA samples to prove his Trig theory once and for all).

    John (71f52f)

  20. I had a dream that I lived in a country where muckraking, disease-ridden, sexual deviants and petty criminals who happen to be foreign nationals were instantly deported as undesirable aliens…then I woke up and I was back in America.

    Dave Surls (c64805)

  21. I’ve always believed that if homosexuality is genetic, then there are actually fewer ‘strickly’ gay people than thought, as the rest are bisexuals.

    Else how would the gene be passed along?

    I’m thinking Sully’s getting urges for some ‘strange’. (and in this case the word is definitely appropriate.)

    jakee308 (ace517)

  22. I don’t know if anyone can see these comments, but i turned NYOK’s insights and a few thoughts of my own into a post at my other blog: http://allergic2bull.blogspot.com/2010/06/is-sullivan-suffering-from-heterosexual.html

    warning, i curse freely on the blog so it might not be safe for work.

    Aaron Worthing (e7d72e)

  23. I’ve always believed that if homosexuality is genetic, then there are actually fewer ’strickly’ gay people than thought, as the rest are bisexuals.

    The history of many self-described homosexuals (particularly males—for obvious reasons; ie, they can’t fake arousal) apparently is one of bisexuality, both socially and technically. It’s one of the reasons that a rightist ideology beyond the purely economic and pertaining to the socio-cultural too — in which emphasis is placed on the nature of free will and good or bad decisionmaking — is more accurate than not. That’s why all the liberals who love to portray gays as such martyrs because of their inability to be legally, formally married, deserve a response that society’s bisexuals deserve no less than the right to have — at the same time — both a wife and husband.

    Gay actor Rupert Everett had an “on-off affair” with Sir Bob Geldof’s late wife Paula Yates over a six-year period.

    Everett has had a string of relationships with famous women, including French actress Beatrice Dalle and Susan Sarandon, and struggles to understand why he isn’t a conventional homosexual.

    He says, “I am mystified by my heterosexual affairs – but then I am mystified by most of my relationships.”

    Mark (411533)

  24. This isn’t sexual. She has awakened within him the conservative that he formerly claimed to be.

    Icy Texan (88fb51)

  25. Oh for godsake, this is so ridiculous. What compels a weenie like him to blather on about such a dream? Self-loathing? Or is there a cheap thrill in this sort of psycho-sexual torment knowing we mock him? I don’t get it but suspect if I did, I’d be just as demented as he is. A blush of blooming flowers in the garden notwithstanding.

    Dana (1e5ad4)

  26. BTW. Using xp and firefox 3.0.19, the problem of the comments disappearing has DISAPPEARED!!

    jakee308 (ace517)


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