By publishing stories like this one. How can Sullivan avoid head explosions after having posted blog items like this one, this one, this one, and this one? I suppose Sullivan’s next gambit will be to say that the Palins somehow intimidated Levi Johnston into retracting his previous unflattering statements, but unless there is evidence of that, this particular supposition simply should not wash.
I have written before that I am, by no means, a Sarah Palin fan, thinking her manifestly unsuited to lead either the Republican party, or the nation as a whole. But if anything can make even an un-fan like me defend Palin, it would be encountering Andrew Sullivan’s over-the-top attacks on her. Those over-the-top attacks consisted in large part of using Johnston as a tool with which to bash Palin. How hilarious that this particular tactic has now completely backfired.
(Thanks to Ben Domenech for the Sullivan links.)