Andrew Sullivan needs some perspective on Palin

Has Palin’s soap-opera been rather bizarre?  Sure.

But Sullivan’s been “all cannons on automatic” for a while now… if he’s of “no party or clique,” why hasn’t he been offering a running account of Biden, as well?  They were both, after all, VP candidates in the same race.  IF she’s fundamentally wackier than “we drove Hezbollah out of Lebanon” Biden (and that was only one of the “what planet are you from” lines he tossed off in the campaign debates), then let’s hear it.  But if she and Biden are mental bedmates, let’s spread the vituperations around, eh?

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  1. I don’t think it’s the intellectual wackiness, but the political wackiness. Who on earth resigns from a governorship if they want to run for even higher office, then directs their lawyer to threaten nationally syndicated newspapers with lawsuits if they cover an as-yet-local scandal they hadn’t been covering? Palin’s nutty as an Almond Joy, regardless of how nutty Biden might also be.

    (I’m out of candy-bar metaphors, but to stretch it somewhat, he’s more like Jiffy peanut-butter, just as nutty, but smoother.)

    PS. Sullivan doesn’t pretend to be journalistically neutral on the Daily Dish, so his personal biases are certainly valid to cite, but also not valid to convict. 🙂

  2. Don’t get me wrong: I think Palin’s behavior is nuttier than snacktime at the circus. I’m just inclined to wonder, given that Palin even prior to this was pretty much going nowhere, whereas we’re one bad accident/assassination/zombie attack from… gulp… President Biden.

  3. Yeah, best life insurance Obama could purchase, EVER.

  4. convivialdingo

     /  July 6, 2009

    Oh man… too true, haha!

  5. Zathras

     /  July 7, 2009

    Sullivan has gone after Biden twice in the last couple of days, here and here.

  6. I saw one, but not the second — and that one seemed very, VERY mild.

  7. Zathras

     /  July 8, 2009

    The second was stronger. From the posting:

    “Why is Biden allowed on national television? He’s incapable of staying on message which, in terms of foreign policy, is a disaster. He should be used internally.”

  8. Happycrow

     /  July 8, 2009

    Ahhhhhh, gotcha.


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