Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Andrew Sullivan on Sarah Palin's Womb: 'We Now Know I Wasn't Crazy'

Tucker Carlson's Daily Caller has published a dump of Journolist emails in which the liberal journalists privately discuss Andrew Sullivan's favorite fantasy all about how that evil witch Sarah Palin faked her last pregnancy in order to cover for her teen daughter. Much of the discussion centers on the many reasons why the journalists should not touch this story. And the point is made that even if it's true, it's hardly a crime but rather exactly what a good mother might do.

Okay, so there are a few nutty comments which might make Sullivan feel like he's not the only crazed lunatic in the room, such as a comment which suggests that covering for your teen daughter is a vile and despicable crime. But most are quite sane. That said, I wish the liberal journalists had better things to do than discuss the ins and outs of going after a woman's womb.

So Sullivan is positively gleeful and claims that the private discussion proves that he, Andrew Sullivan, is not crazy as a loon. Heh. What part of private conversation does Sullivan fail to comprehend? And while there were some nutty thoughts expressed, none were so nutty as Sullivan's published tirades. Plus there were several comments like this one by Ezra Klein, founder of Journolist:

"By all accounts she’s a wonderful mother, and devoted to her fifth son [sic]. Leave this be."

Still Andrew Sullivan babbles:

Remember all those liberals and lefties huffily denouncing this blog's attempts to make sense of Sarah Palin's bizarre stories about the pregnancy and birth of her alleged fifth child? I was nuts, crazy, vile, disgusting, etc etc to indulge in what Dave Weigel, with no working knowledge of the story, calls "nonsense." . . Well, we now know, that, for some at least, I wasn't crazy. I was just not disciplined enough to curtail what this blog airs in order to conform with what many Journo-listers believed were the interests of the Obama campaign. . . This is your liberal media, ladies and gentlemen: totally partisan, interested in the truth only if it advances their agenda, and devoid of any balls whatsoever.