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Andrew Sullivan: Why Does Trig Matter? Ctd [He just won't quit]
The Atlantic ^ | June 29, 2010 | Andrew Sullivan

Posted on 06/29/2010 2:06:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Friedersdorf wants the issue left alone:

I assume Trig Palin is Sarah Palin’s son, and that I don’t think we should go down the road of demanding hard evidence on these sorts of questions (even if it meant never finding out the truth in an individual case) — it sets a precedent that would mire future elections in ever more absurd accusations and counter-accusations, all of them focusing attention on the personal history of candidates rather than their professional qualifications and policy positions, a road we’ve gone too far down already, and that benefits the least qualified seekers of office (and that is unnecessary in the case of a candidate like Sarah Palin, who wouldn’t even make it past summary judgment in a trial to gauge her qualifications for the presidency).

I think this assumes that this is indeed a case of legitimate privacy; whereas I regard it as something much more sinister. His response to my call for pushback:

One explanation for the disparity in evidence: the persistence of questions about Trig helps Sarah Palin.

All along, she has savvily used the notion that the media is treating her unfairly to enhance her popularity. An amoral political strategist would advise her to keep hard evidence of Trig’s maternity hidden at all costs in the hope that critics would continue questioning it — if Professor Bernstein and I, both of us huge Sarah Palin critics, doubt the merits of this line of inquiry, imagine how the average American reacts to it, and how the Sarah Palin base reacts. For better or worse, we live in a country where the politics of umbrage are very effective, and Ms. Palin is expert at them. Indeed I fear that speculation about Trig’s maternity increases the chance that she’ll win the 2012 GOP nomination.

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TOPICS: Conspiracy; Politics; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: 2012; andrewsullivan; getpalin; lunatic; milkyloads; palin; pds; sarahpalin; unhinged; waronsarah
All along, she has savvily used the notion that the media is treating her unfairly to enhance her popularity."

You can't make this sh*t up!

1 posted on 06/29/2010 2:06:11 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The insane rarely realize how they sound to normal people.


2 posted on 06/29/2010 2:07:43 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Get to the beach, or at least in the pool! Wearing your bathing suit, please.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think instead of Andrew Sullivan falling on the ban-roll-on naked, like he planned on doing, he slipped and fell on his head.


3 posted on 06/29/2010 2:08:29 PM PDT by frogjerk (I believe in unicorns, fairies and pro-life Democrats.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Why Does Trig Matter?

Because without knowing sines & cosines we can't calculate the trajectory of an ICBM.

4 posted on 06/29/2010 2:08:43 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Andrew who? Oh wait, isn’t that Trig’s neighbor?


5 posted on 06/29/2010 2:08:43 PM PDT by ph12321 (We must, indeed, all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Hey Andy, how about delving into this S.C. nominee for her personal history. Someone please ask her if she is now or has ever been a member of either the socialist or communist party or has she befriended anyone of such persuasion.
6 posted on 06/29/2010 2:10:12 PM PDT by shadeaud ("If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten." -- George Carlin B)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“All along, she has savvily used the notion that the media is treating her unfairly to enhance her popularity.”

You can’t make this sh*t up! “

Indeed so the main argument is that the media is treating her unfairly and this is giving her a boost, the wost offender is Andrew Sullivan himself, which means he is blaming himself for her popularity......

Oh My I’ve gone cross eyed...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8w95xIdH4o


7 posted on 06/29/2010 2:12:02 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: shadeaud

How’s the circulation at the Atlantic these days ?


8 posted on 06/29/2010 2:12:40 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Sully, so just whose son IS Trig? Certainly not Bristol's as her own pregnancy would not have permitted that.

Good grief, he is suffering an advanced stage of Palin derangement syndrome.

9 posted on 06/29/2010 2:14:50 PM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And they get upset at “Birthers”?


10 posted on 06/29/2010 2:15:02 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Tyranny thrives when the people are silent.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Before I knew much about Palin, it struck me as extremely unlikely. But would you put anything past her, now you've watched her for a couple of years?

Seriously, this guy is demented. What evidence of bizarro fraud and whatnot has he seen from Palin over the last few years?

It's like he's worked himself into a hysterical tizzy over things he's imagined or speculated on, and now he's all aflutter with the vapors.

He better sit down in his velour beanbag chair and fan himself before he heart just positively explodes!

11 posted on 06/29/2010 2:15:33 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He is blaming himself because in his intense unreasonable hatred of Sarah Palin has come and gone full circle..


12 posted on 06/29/2010 2:18:03 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t think we should ask Mr. Obama for a blood test to prove Malia is his biological daughter. No, much better to leave her parentage an open question because even though it is certainly our right to demand such a test it would set a very bad precedent.

No, I’m afraid we’ll just have to live with the doubt and posts like this for the next 20 years.


13 posted on 06/29/2010 2:20:17 PM PDT by DManA
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I heard Dick Cheney was the father....sure hope they investigate


14 posted on 06/29/2010 2:20:31 PM PDT by woofie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Poor Andy has the Palin Derangement Syndrome bad!

Most likely the most infected we've ever encountered.

Symptoms surface almost daily.

Diagnosis, terminal should Sarah Palin become POTUS!

15 posted on 06/29/2010 2:20:34 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Maelstorm
He now hates Sarah Palin because his hatred of her has caused him to hate himself because he hates Sarah Palin so much that she is popular because of his hatred of her has caused her popularity of her to soar in his own demented narcisist mindset. Which mean he hates her for being an object of his own intense hatred.

Andrew Sullivan = Sgt. Hatred


16 posted on 06/29/2010 2:22:03 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Some lefties are obsessed with hate for Sarah Palin and are willing to trash her children to carry out their hate. Something is seriously wrong with this leftie’s “mind.”


17 posted on 06/29/2010 2:22:12 PM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (liberalism: severe deterioration of the thinking apparattus)
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To: ph12321

Naw, he’s Charles Johnson’s best friend. Now that they’ve both become two of the more irrelevant twits in the Blogosphere, they can keep each other company.

C’mon, Atlantic! Aren’t you finally embarrassed by this moron?


18 posted on 06/29/2010 2:22:20 PM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Ronald Reagan: "our liberal friends....know so much that isn't so...")
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To: GraceG

I am not a big fan of Sarah as a Presidential candidate, but we all know the real reason Andy has his chartreuse panties in a wad is that he has a major crush on Todd Palin.


19 posted on 06/29/2010 2:23:07 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Remind me to DVR Red Eye tonight!


20 posted on 06/29/2010 2:23:57 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: MEGoody
"Sully, so just whose son IS Trig? Certainly not Bristol's as her own pregnancy would not have permitted that."

Simple. Trig is Bristol's son. Tripp is fake, a robot baby developed for the RNC by a joint venture between Halliburton and Diebold.

21 posted on 06/29/2010 2:25:04 PM PDT by Fabozz
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Atlantic officially became ‘a joke’ when I was walking through an airport newsstand, and on the cover they blamed Christianity on the financial crisis.

They are irrelevant, and will be out of business in 18months.


22 posted on 06/29/2010 2:25:04 PM PDT by ph12321 (We must, indeed, all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Clemenza

“I am not a big fan of Sarah as a Presidential candidate, but we all know the real reason Andy has his chartreuse panties in a wad is that he has a major crush on Todd Palin.”

So never get between (intentionally or otherwise) a Bitchy Queen and the object of his sick desires???


23 posted on 06/29/2010 2:25:47 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Tax-chick

Every time Sullivan writes something like this he makes his “critical commentary” more and more irrelevant to thinking people ... and he makes “The Atlantic” seem more and more like “Weekly World News”.


24 posted on 06/29/2010 2:27:54 PM PDT by glennaro
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To: dead

It’s like he’s worked himself into a hysterical tizzy over things he’s imagined or speculated on, and now he’s all aflutter with the vapors.”

That’s exactly what I thought. He needs to monitor those estrogen levels a little more closely.


25 posted on 06/29/2010 2:28:54 PM PDT by bereanway (Sarah get your gun)
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To: Fabozz

“”Sully, so just whose son IS Trig? Certainly not Bristol’s as her own pregnancy would not have permitted that.”
Simple. Trig is Bristol’s son. Tripp is fake, a robot baby developed for the RNC by a joint venture between Halliburton and Diebold. “

You are so Compeltely wrong, you forgot to work in Karl Rove’s weather control machine and Dick Cheney’s undisclosed location, you are such an ameteur.....


26 posted on 06/29/2010 2:29:00 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: glennaro

He’s the Mark Morford of the East.


27 posted on 06/29/2010 2:32:48 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Get to the beach, or at least in the pool! Wearing your bathing suit, please.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s HIV +, isnt he? He sure seems like he’s got a mild case of dementia, or at the very least some form of mental disorder... Poor girl.


28 posted on 06/29/2010 2:33:19 PM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If Sarah Palin did not exist Andrew Sullivan would be unemployed.


29 posted on 06/29/2010 2:35:37 PM PDT by Grunthor (Fat people are harder to kidnap.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sullivan can always find work as the poster boy/girl for the mentally ill when his publishers understand just how sick this puppy is.


30 posted on 06/29/2010 2:38:49 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: rfp1234

Why Does Trig Matter?
Because without knowing sines & cosines we can’t calculate the trajectory of an ICBM.

Cute math/engineer joke!


31 posted on 06/29/2010 2:42:33 PM PDT by Cyclone59 (I ROCK, Guitar Hero said so........)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Andrew writes, “if Palin has lied about this, it’s the most staggering, appalling deception in the history of American politics.”

I actually have a shadowy Kenayn running for president as the most appalling deception, but perhaps I am just out of touch.

32 posted on 06/29/2010 2:43:43 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Geez, betcha Andy didn’t get this squirmy over Obamao’s questionable birth place. Does this make him a Triger. Yes Andy it is relevant, about as relevant as you have become.


33 posted on 06/29/2010 2:43:43 PM PDT by pallis
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This clown is living proof that too much marijuana rots the brain.

- JP


34 posted on 06/29/2010 3:18:26 PM PDT by Josh Painter ("Every time a Democrat mocks Sarah Palin, an independent gets its wings." - JP)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Looks like Sullivan is trying to generate interest in his scribbling by using Palin's name.

Sad little fellow, he is.

35 posted on 06/29/2010 3:40:25 PM PDT by Col Freeper (FR is a smorgasbord of Conservative thoughts and ideas - dig in and enjoy it to its fullest!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sullivan could win a Nobel by releasing algore’s second chakra.


36 posted on 06/29/2010 3:57:15 PM PDT by maggief
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Okay this is just stupid. Just show us Obamas birth certificate.


37 posted on 06/29/2010 4:39:01 PM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You can’t make this sh*t up!


Speaking of shit. Andrew is an expert on shit. That is about it.


38 posted on 06/29/2010 5:26:04 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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In the past, I’ve found Sullivan’s column’s increasingly mean-spirited, in a manner which diminishes any point he might be trying to make.

However, his antipathy towards Palin really has me wondering if something is wrong with him.


39 posted on 06/29/2010 6:05:40 PM PDT by FreeStateYank (I want my country and constitution back, now!)
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