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.
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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!
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