The Apologies of Andrew Sullivan

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on March 21, 2011

It’s nice that the Inspector Javert of Trig Palin’s matrilineal line is expressing regret for having offered such unqualified backing to Barack Obama. But Sullivan doesn’t go far enough, as this piece notes:

. . . people like Sullivan bought into the hope and change dream the Obama campaign created and assisted him in pulling the wool over the eyes of enough registered Democrats to beat someone with far more qualifications.

Now that the curtain is being pulled back to expose who and what the wizard is, people like Sullivan are so disappointed they feel they need to point fingers at him.

However, if they had acted like journalists rather than sycophantic teenyboppers, maybe we’d have someone in the White House right now better suited to handle the many crises facing the nation.

It’s all well and good that Sullivan is realizing he was duped and is willing to admit it, but the next more important step is to apologize to the American people for being a part of the scam.

Don’t hold your breath on that one.

Of course, it is worth emphasizing anew that much of this is an act; Sullivan routinely ditches the objects of his political crushes in order to remain hip and fashionable. But whether the ditching is genuine or not, at some point in time, people will have to ask themselves why they would want to repose trust in a pundit who continually is forced to admit that he misjudged some political figure he was previously enraptured with.

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