January 30, 2007

Trouble In Paradise?
— Ace

And I'd hoped these two kids had a future together.

As is true for many people who are driven by their passions, Sullivan himself is certainly prone to excessive, blinding emotion arising from his own self-righteous certainties. That is a flaw that has led him astray in the past into hysteria-based crusades and rather ignoble accusations against others who expressed certain political views, including anti-war and anti-Bush views which Sullivan himself has now come to embrace.

His admissions of error in that regard, while commendable, are less complete and repentant than one would like. He refers to his "analytical errors in the past few years" -- meaning, principally, his support for the war in Iraq specifically and the Bush presidency generally -- but then attributes those errors to a noble cause: "outrage at the atrocity of September 11."

-- Glenn Greenwald, co-chair with Andrew Sullivan of the Super-Duper Courageous And Really Terribly Brilliant Truth Tellers With Amazing Integrity And Fearlessness of America Club

Sullivan, pimping his stupid ass book yet again, actually uses the subretard Glenn Greenwald's pan as an advertising vehicle.

Must be selling like fuckin' hotcakes, huh?

Think I get get a big link off him if I write that he's a hystrionic narcissist with borderline personality disorder?

You know, the Shrill Shill has been basically implying that anyone who's called him "excitable" or "emotional" is a gay-hater, and of course he's shrieked especially loud when people have noted that his ranting about the "evils of moral certainty" certainly does have the ring of moral certainty about it.

But now SubRetard Greenwald says the same thing, and Sullivan's response is--

I'm grateful for the seriousness and care with which Greenwald has tackled the book's argument, however.

Guess he just had to hear it from a fellow traveller.

Posted by: Ace at 04:27 PM | Comments (17)
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1 Selling more like fruit cakes one would think..

Posted by: MagicalPat at January 30, 2007 04:32 PM (vsDQx)

2 Amazon.com Sales Rank: #26,705 in Books

Posted by: Slublog at January 30, 2007 04:33 PM (avyTs)

3 Glenn Greenwald, co-chair with Andrew Sullivan of the Super-Duper Courageous And Really Terribly Brilliant Truth Tellers With Amazing Integrity And Fearlessness of America Club

Greenwald fancies himself an "independent conservative," does he not? Goldstein's always mocking him for it although I can't recall ever seeing the post where Greenwald claimed to be one.

I'm sure he did, though. There's no truth-teller so brave as one who's telling truths inside the tent.

I think we might be on the verge here of a showdown to see whose Soul truly is the epitome of Conservatism.

Posted by: Allah at January 30, 2007 04:37 PM (TOXXG)

4 Sullivan's GAY?????

Ohmygod. I haven't been this shocked since I learned the truth about Liberace....

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 30, 2007 04:41 PM (tVbxd)

5 Excitable Andi: now too stupid to realize he's being insulted.

Posted by: Sean M. at January 30, 2007 04:44 PM (2FbCC)

6 Sullivan's GAY?????

Ohmygod. I haven't been this shocked since I learned the truth about Liberace....


I didn't see that one coming...women loved him.

Posted by: Austin "Danger" Powers at January 30, 2007 05:02 PM (dkWnD)

7 Isn't it interesting that St. Sully's soooo "grateful for the seriousness and care with which Greenwald has tackled the book's argument" but threw a hysterical shit fit when Jonah Goldberg reviewed his book. A review which any reasonable person would conclude was kinder and more thoughtful than Glenn Wilson Ellison Ellensburg the IV?

Posted by: Greg Tinti at January 30, 2007 05:43 PM (DiPI3)

8 I like Glenn Greenwald.

And Juan Cole too.

Whether you agree or not it is very thoughtful wrinting.

Posted by: honest cloud at January 30, 2007 05:53 PM (byN/v)

9 Heh. You said, "Sullivan, pimping his stupid ass book."

Get it? His ASS-book. Heh.

Posted by: scot at January 30, 2007 05:58 PM (GDOa/)

10 I like Glenn Greenwald...Whether you agree or not it is very thoughtful wrinting.

I like the cut of your jib, sailor.  Did you know that I -- I mean, Greenwald has been read on the floor of the Senate?


Posted by: Ellison G. G. Ellensburg at January 30, 2007 07:35 PM (w9Oqa)

11 Sweet Jesus! someone owes me a bucket of Value-Rite, four steaks, and a jalapeno pepper stuck inside a six pack of Sam Adams.

Posted by: TC@LeatherPenguin at January 30, 2007 08:48 PM (roWez)

12 My wife called me from Barnes and Noble and read a few titles. I heard the word consevative not knowing who Sullivan was exactly. $25 later and 2 chapters and I knew I screwed up.

He lost me after the 20th gay reference when none were needed to make the same points.




Posted by: icanplainlysee at January 30, 2007 09:21 PM (CJ5+Y)

13 old joke time,

So these three english guys are setting up a colony or something. They were just claiming shit as their own, don't worry about the natives and all that. Eventually the indig's got pissed about the situation and captured them. The chief offered each of them a choice:

"Death or bufu"

The first Englisman was as gay as American Idol. He probably would have enjoyed bufu as much as he enjoyed shopping and brunch. He chose bufu and the cheif fucked him in the ass and sent him on his english way.

The second man was a coward. He didn't want anything to do with "bufu", but it was better than death in his opinion. There was more gay ass sex and he was sent on his pippy british way.

The third man decided, as the majority would, that death was a better option that getting fucked in the ass. When the cheif asked him "death or bufu" he glared at the cheif and coldly asked for death. The cheif laughed and declared to the tribe

"death by bufu"

Posted by: observer mike at January 30, 2007 11:40 PM (/InkS)

14 $25 later and 2 chapters and I knew I screwed up.

Wait two years and all those kinda books show up in the Dollar stores...

Posted by: Purple Avenger at January 31, 2007 01:14 AM (LITKT)

15 this is what it sounds like, when Doo-ooves cry . . . . do do do do, do do do do OOOOOoooh

and "fruitcakes"

LMOA. Bravo, MagicalPat, Bravo.

Posted by: hobgoblin at January 31, 2007 09:15 AM (p1s9n)

16 His book is actually pretty good, if you separate it from his obnoxious public persona.

Posted by: Knemon at January 31, 2007 12:54 PM (Z+wnO)

17 Great post, thanks admin

Posted by: helva at January 27, 2011 05:03 AM (otIoS)

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