Thursday, November 15, 2007
Sullivan's still at it
A month ago, I slammed Andrew Sullivan's attacks on Hilary Clinton, and he's still at them. A few days ago, a reader asked for an anti-anti-Hillary post filter, a request I frankly sympathize with. Sullivan is a valuable blogger, but his anti-Hillary stuff isn't him at his best by a long shot. Today he had a post which nicely ties together two of the most annoying strands of it: first, he poo-poos pragmatism with idealistic blather, totally forgetting his previous self-described empiricism and "conservatism of doubt." Second, he denounces Hillary as "polarizing," which can only mean that we should dislike her because many people dislike her, a stance which would be cynical and cowardly if it weren't so disingenuous.