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May 18, 2005

Email of the Day I

As John from Wuzzadem hysterically pointed out in his own Andy Freak-Out system, you know when Excitable Andy knows he's in trouble according to how many supportive emails he begins publishing.

Well, I get supportive emails too (comments, really, mostly, but same deal), and they're better than Exciteable Andy's. So let's fight fire with fire.

From SeanM.:

I've said it before, and I'll say it again...While it's fun to pile on "Excitable Andy," this really is a tragedy. The guy is a good writer, and he's one of the people who got me interested in reading blogs after 9/11. And I didn't even really mind when he started criticizing the way the WOT was being fought.

But then, somewhere along the line, he stopped criticizing and just started bitching about the Bush administration. And that pretty much coincided with the time where he started fixating on gay marriage as the be-all and end-all of issues. And on that specific issue, he could've made some more persuasive points (I'm open to some sort of civil unions that would give gays hospital, inheritance, etc. rights), but he seemed to view nearly everything through the prism of his own emotions.

Couple all of that with his bullshit bandwidth pledge drives and his dissembling about who he was going to endorse on his blog while he had already denounced Bush in the gay press, and you've got a lot of former fans like me. And this was way before he had any "heart-ache" about how Catholic the Pope was. I'm just glad that I've always been too poor to contribute to his European vacation fund. And didn't he promise to shut up for a while, too?

Let's be honest, Sullivan, like a lot of other guys, thinks with his dick. And that kind of thinking has turned an otherwise thoughtful commentator into a hack.

I don't really like the "thinks with his dick" part -- he is gay, after all, and can't be faulted for viewing issues through that prism; though I guess it works as a throw-away line -- but the parts about blatant dishonesty and hackery are spot-on.

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