Sullivan The Illogical

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on December 5, 2009

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Commenting on Sarah Palin’s silly statement that questions concerning the contents of Barack Obama’s birth certificate are fair game, Andrew Sullivan excitedly notes that he has yet another excuse–as though another excuse were needed–to ride his favorite hobbyhorse:

The news here is that, to her credit, Palin says that all inquiries into a candidate’s veracity, record, associations, and medical history are legitimate forms of inquiry. She therefore backs this blog’s near-solitary attempt to get her to provide evidence – after very serious questions of fact emerged – that she was indeed the biological mother of Trig. To all those Palinites and McCainiacs and right and left bloggers who decried this question as lunatic, Palin has now said she differs. They were more Palinite than Palin.

(Emphasis mine.) Bull$#*&. And Sullivan knows that this is bull$#*&. People who think that obsessions with lunatic conspiracy theories are pathetic, mockable, appalling to watch, and reflect poorly on the very inferior intellects of the obsessed are not “more Palinite than Palin.” Rather, they are significantly less Palinite than Palin has revealed herself to be, given her apparent interest in Barack Obama’s birth certificate. And they are certainly less Sullivanesque than Sullivan.

Put another way, people who think that obsessions with lunatic conspiracy theories are pathetic, mockable, appalling to watch, and reflect poorly on the very inferior intellects of the obsessed, are sane. Understandably, being sane is cool. It’s fine with me that Sarah Palin and Andrew Sullivan don’t want to be part of the cool crowd; I certainly don’t want to hang out with them. They can start their own clique–after all, they are quite alike, and deserve one another.

  • runninbear

    I hear a lot about the birthers who think they will never see the truth come out and Barry or barrack which ever the real name maybe is getting close to the truth,it's sad to see some people who are bound and determined to keep this and other things barrack Obama and his Menions are getting away with will continue to be hide from the american people who elected him to this office.Obama hasn't had a relaiable expert review the doucments that he is said to have released his long form birthceritifcate to anyone other than his old friends and cohorts.Does this smell to anyone else?The fact that he has said he was a son of a Kenyan,and a adopted son of an Indonesian makes him a dual citizen of these countries.I say stick to your guns and let the smoke clear and teleprompter will out him again.Relly Barry?is there really 57 states in America,a fifth grader would have known that but a Muslim would have known too that there are 57 states in the Confedrate States Of Islam.If they needed proof just look at his enrollment form to the Catholic/Maddrassa school where he is listed as a Indonesian citizen and a Isamist?What more proof do you need.a confession?READ dreams of my father who he claims he wrote and admits these and other things that would prevent him from be POTUS.and last but not least it seems Obama the genius didn't write the book,he failed the first attempt to write and had to refund the down payment ,it is said to have been ghost written by Bill Ayers,confessed bomber who said “Guilty as hell and free as a bird”

  • runninbear

    I hear a lot about the birthers who think they will never see the truth come out and Barry or barrack which ever the real name maybe is getting close to the truth,it's sad to see some people who are bound and determined to keep this and other things barrack Obama and his Menions are getting away with will continue to be hide from the american people who elected him to this office.Obama hasn't had a relaiable expert review the doucments that he is said to have released his long form birthceritifcate to anyone other than his old friends and cohorts.Does this smell to anyone else?The fact that he has said he was a son of a Kenyan,and a adopted son of an Indonesian makes him a dual citizen of these countries.I say stick to your guns and let the smoke clear and teleprompter will out him again.Relly Barry?is there really 57 states in America,a fifth grader would have known that but a Muslim would have known too that there are 57 states in the Confedrate States Of Islam.If they needed proof just look at his enrollment form to the Catholic/Maddrassa school where he is listed as a Indonesian citizen and a Isamist?What more proof do you need.a confession?READ dreams of my father who he claims he wrote and admits these and other things that would prevent him from be POTUS.and last but not least it seems Obama the genius didn't write the book,he failed the first attempt to write and had to refund the down payment ,it is said to have been ghost written by Bill Ayers,confessed bomber who said “Guilty as hell and free as a bird”

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