Skip to comments.Andrew Sullivan: Why Does Trig Matter? Ctd [He just won't quit]
Posted on 06/29/2010 2:06:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Friedersdorf wants the issue left alone:
I assume Trig Palin is Sarah Palins son, and that I dont 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 weve 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 wouldnt 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 Trigs 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 Trigs maternity increases the chance that shell win the 2012 GOP nomination.
(Excerpt) Read more at andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com ...
You can't make this sh*t up!
The insane rarely realize how they sound to normal people.
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.
Because without knowing sines & cosines we can't calculate the trajectory of an ICBM.
Andrew who? Oh wait, isn’t that Trig’s neighbor?
“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...
How’s the circulation at the Atlantic these days ?
Good grief, he is suffering an advanced stage of Palin derangement syndrome.
And they get upset at “Birthers”?
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!
He is blaming himself because in his intense unreasonable hatred of Sarah Palin has come and gone full circle..
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.
I heard Dick Cheney was the father....sure hope they investigate
Most likely the most infected we've ever encountered.
Symptoms surface almost daily.
Diagnosis, terminal should Sarah Palin become POTUS!
Andrew Sullivan = Sgt. Hatred
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.”
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?
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.
Remind me to DVR Red Eye tonight!
Simple. Trig is Bristol's son. Tripp is fake, a robot baby developed for the RNC by a joint venture between Halliburton and Diebold.
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.
“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???
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”.
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.
“”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.....
He’s the Mark Morford of the East.
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.
If Sarah Palin did not exist Andrew Sullivan would be unemployed.
Sullivan can always find work as the poster boy/girl for the mentally ill when his publishers understand just how sick this puppy is.
Why Does Trig Matter?
Because without knowing sines & cosines we can’t calculate the trajectory of an ICBM.
Cute math/engineer joke!
I actually have a shadowy Kenayn running for president as the most appalling deception, but perhaps I am just out of touch.
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.
This clown is living proof that too much marijuana rots the brain.
Sad little fellow, he is.
Sullivan could win a Nobel by releasing algore’s second chakra.
Okay this is just stupid. Just show us Obamas birth certificate.
You can’t make this sh*t up!
Speaking of shit. Andrew is an expert on shit. That is about it.
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.
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