Friday, November 20, 2009

Andrew Sullivan's Ongoing Public Implosion

MC reads Andrew Sullivan so that you don't have to. You're welcome. If you don't know who he is, do the Google on the internets and bone up. He once really was something (a young Brit who was Catholic, a Tory, editor of The New Republic and openly gay when it wasn't fashionable) but over time became something of a nut. Honestly, people still can't quite believe it. Pity about that.

What has people talking now, however, is that his blog, The Daily Dish, hosted at The Atlantic Monthly, has gone quiet. Why? He's reading Going Rogue. So what? Well, Andrew disgraced himself last year by banging on, to use a Brit term, about Palin's fifth pregnancy, ie, Trig, born with Down Syndrome. First he was convinced it was Bristol's and Sarah was covering up. When Bristol's pregnancy became known (hey Levi Johnston! your 15 minutes are up!) he pleaded honest inquiry. Right.

His writing became so focused on all things Palin, including the most rancid internet rumors, that The Dish went silent for the first time. In other words, the adults at The Atlantic Monthly gave him a time out and sent him to his room for a few days. Now The Daily Dish has shushed itself for the second time and the blogosphere is having a field day. Truth be told, so are we.

Click on the title of this post to read Ace of Spade's hilarious take on the latest installment of poor Andrew's decline. Graphics in this post were first seen there. The link in that piece to Iowa Hawk is not to be missed if you know anything about Sullivan. Ouch.

Hat tip: Scott Johnson of Powerline

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