Sponsored Content




Intermarkets' Privacy Policy
Support


Donate to Ace of Spades HQ!



Recent Entries
Absent Friends
westminsterdogshow 2023
Ann Wilson(Empire1) 2022
Dave In Texas 2022
Jesse in D.C. 2022
OregonMuse 2022
redc1c4 2021
Tami 2021
Chavez the Hugo 2020
Ibguy 2020
Rickl 2019
Joffen 2014
AoSHQ Writers Group
A site for members of the Horde to post their stories seeking beta readers, editing help, brainstorming, and story ideas. Also to share links to potential publishing outlets, writing help sites, and videos posting tips to get published. Contact OrangeEnt for info
Cutting The Cord And Email Security
Moron Meet-Ups





















Sting, Police Reunite | Main | "Very Real Possibility" Budget Will Be In Surplus At End Of Bush's Term
February 13, 2007

Andrew Sullivan, Screechy Schizophrenic

Is it better to have taken a position, though wrong, on the war, or to have never taken a coherent position at all?

Here's Sullivan, knocking Giuliani:

He seems to believe that merely taking a stand in warfare, even if it is a wrong one, is some kind of virtue in itself. Surely Iraq proves how mistaken this view is. It is important not only to be strong in warfare, but to be smart as well.

So, it's not a virtue to "merely take[] a stand in warfare."

And yet a week ago Sullivan was singing a different tune:

Mickey Kaus accuses Joe Klein of having it both ways on the Iraq war. I'd say that's better than having no coherent position on the war at all, except fathomless bitchiness toward anyone who ever had the balls to take a stand. But that's Mickey - circling the drain of his own irrelevance. And bitchily attacking anyone who's trying honestly to do better.

Why the difference in a week's time? Why was "merely taking a stand in warfare, even if a wrong one" a positive virtue to be contrasted with Kaus' ambivalence a short week ago?

Why, because a week ago, it was Sullivan praising himself for "merely taking a stand in warfare."

I get this "politics of doubt" thing now Sullivan is always talking about. The upshot of it is that Sullivan is free to write contradictory statements mere days apart, and sometimes change his mind completely in a single day's postings... so long as the fundamental political principle that Andrew Sullivan is always wise, brave, and just is preserved.

Thanks to Kaus, who shows the patience of a saint in not noting that Sullivan is here calling someone else "bitchy."

And the notion that Sullivan has had a "coherent" position on anything besides gay marriage is simply laughable.


digg this
posted by Ace at 04:17 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
Big Fat Meanie : "The Chinese sailors were hoisted by their own peta ..."

BurtTC: "And, not sure, if your goal is to end the GOPe, ho ..."

TheJamesMadison, searching for more with John Huston: "315 Funny that having read this thread there are p ..."

Yudhishthira's Dice: "You don't get to be controlled opposition for fort ..."

weft cut-loop[/i][/b] [/s]: "[i]What happens if they continue doing it anyway a ..."

Underwater Chinese Elvis: "[i]It's a trap! Posted by: Admiral Akbar at Octob ..."

ballistic: "Funny that having read this thread there are preci ..."

The Central Scrutinizer: "Shit is completely busted and broken and Gaetz is ..."

"Perfessor" Squirrel: "Insider Paper @TheInsiderPaper 5m NEW: Fifty five ..."

TheJamesMadison, searching for more with John Huston: "305 Shit is completely busted and broken and Gaetz ..."

Thrawn: "The Chinese have a nuke sub? Posted by: G'rump928 ..."

Admiral Akbar: "It's a trap! ..."

Recent Entries
Search


Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64