November 23, 2004

Axis-Sully Watch

Y'know, following Sullivan is like watching a weirdo cross between Bill Murray in "Groundhog Day" and Neo trying to decide whether to swallow the Red Pill or the Blue Pill offered him by Morpheus.

Today, Andy swallows the Red Pill, bashing the Guardian for its snarky Iraq commentary and the Donks for being, well, Donks.

Tomorrow, I half expect him to be calling for Dubya's impeachment.

I officially give up trying to figure this guy out.

Posted by Robert at November 23, 2004 10:26 AM | TrackBack

The more folks write about Sully, the more determined I am to let him remain a blog-myth in my surfing. I'll never go to the barren wastes of China's Mongolian region. I'll never read Sully. I'm content to let the Nat'l Geographic Explorer types go there and report back to me. They all say the same thing. Vast stretches of similtude and sand...and so much, nothing.

Posted by: Joan of Argghh! at November 23, 2004 10:43 AM

That and lots of natives wearing ass-less chaps.

Posted by: Steve the LB at November 23, 2004 11:06 AM

Aaaah! My eyes! It burns! It buuuurns!

Posted by: Robert the LB at November 23, 2004 11:40 AM

You almost ought to put a Sully paragraph in your advice to new bloggers (which is excellent, by the way).

All new bloggers wrestle with Andrew Sullivan. He is a kind of blogger Rorschach test. The Problem of Sullivan. You start reading blogs and you say "Wow, everyone really respects him, he must be worth reading," then you read him, and start scratching your head, saying "Why don't I understand him? Am I just too dumb to get it?" You begin to doubt yourself.

Eventually you come to realize that Sullivan is like John Kerry -- he is what you make of him. If you want to believe he's a conservative, you can. If you want to believe he's a liberal, you can. Pro war? Sure. Against the war? Sure.

Andrew is as good as his last post. Whatever he said there is, well, what he is. He's like the weather.

I am now officially agnostic on the Andrew Sullivan subject. Andrew's conservative today? That's nice. Andrew's bashing Bush today? That's nice.

I've evolved to this position:

I don't dislike him. I just don't read him.

Posted by: DWC at November 23, 2004 11:44 AM

Honey, we're ALL only as good as our last post.

It's one of the things that wakes me up at night, slick with cold sweat.

"Was my last post a stupid 'What sort of bottled water are you?' quiz???!!" !panic!

Posted by: Margi at November 23, 2004 03:01 PM

I stopped reading him, & will return if & when I have a taste for power glutes & pomposity.

Andrew Sullivan: Military Strategist!

Andrew Sullivan: Professor of Constitutional Law!

Andrew Sullivan: Fortune teller! (Keith Jackson jokes about how Sully not only purports to be an expert on the 'contract clause,' but insists he knows how it WON'T be used in the future! Amazing!)

Andrew Sullivan: OCD Sufferer! (mumbles uncontrollably about gay marriage in any context)

I wish everyone would go cold turkey on Sully. Like Anna Nicole, he enjoys attn of ANY sort. Whenever Instapostit mentions him in any way, you can almost hear the purring from Provincetown

Posted by: jeff at November 23, 2004 09:08 PM
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