August 31, 2008

It Cannot Be Overemphasized That Andrew Sullivan Don't Know Nothing About Birthing Babies

Even though the over-medicated Andrew Sullivan seems to have anointed himself the Queen of the Mud when it comes to Sarah Palin and Trig, he's got a handful of nothing. Nothing new for Sullivan whose race to his own bottom continues unabated.

For the real back story of the birth of Trig Palin see People magazines Celebrity Baby Blog's April entry: Update: Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin welcomes son; introducing Trig Paxson Van|Celebrity Baby Blog In this article, published at the time we learn that:

On Monday, Sarah shared that she "initially felt sad" when hearing the diagnosis.

"When we first heard, it was kind of confusing. It was very, very challenging. [But now,] it just feels like he fits perfectly. He is supposed to be here with us."

The pregnancy was announced in March. Trig joins siblings Track, 18, Bristol, 17, Willow, 13, and Piper, 7. Sarah said she does not plan to take a maternity leave, but is breastfeeding, will bring her son to work with her, and plans to take some days of for his pediatrician appointments

Let's review. The baby was at work with her after he was born and she was breastfeeding while at work. Now, since we are all adults here, let's note that lactation is an after-effect of giving birth.

People Magazine is not exactly known for being some sort of Right Wing co-conspirator. Nor would anyone with an ounce of sense think somebody was planting stories in April for an event that took place in August.

But Sullivan and his cohort of leather clad Morlocks don't do sense. They do hate, spite, and bile. So facts like this mean nothing to them. It would shame them if they had a sense of shame. One would think the Atlantic would have a smidgen of shame left and would not want to become the epicenter of this disgusting smear campaign. We shall see.

[For more on this see the invaluable Anchoress. For someone who has really decided to call it like he sees it when it comes to Sullivan, see Ace who is putting it to Sullivan with a flame-thrower.

Posted by Vanderleun at August 31, 2008 11:28 PM
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An object lesson for Sully:

Cruelty and recklessness, indeed.

Posted by: mezzrow at September 1, 2008 4:38 AM

Shame on The Atlantic for publishing utter stupidity.

Posted by: James at September 1, 2008 6:27 AM

We are witnessing the final shrugging-off of all restraints of decency in political combat. No tactic is regarded as too vile to attempt, if it might discommode the opposition even for a moment. The operative rule is now: Fling it all, fling it hard and fast, fling it until the walls are so thickly coated with it that you can't see the paint, and hope some of it sticks!

In theory, democratic processes for managing the transition between legislatures and executive administrations are preferable to all others because they avert the use of violence in determining who shall rule. If this new, no-holds-barred standard for political combat should persist, will the combatants continue to eschew the use of violence? There was plenty of vandalism in the final days of Campaign 2004; all we need now is a few felonious assaults by one candidate's forces upon another's, and "democracy" as it's been understood since Andrew Jackson will be nothing but a memory.

Posted by: Francis W. Porretto at September 1, 2008 7:32 AM

Cut him some slack. He's just envious of the ruby slippers.

Curses, curses! Somebody always helps that girl. Shoes or no shoes. I'm still great enough to conquer her. And woe to those who try to stop me!

Posted by: Gagdad Bob at September 1, 2008 8:55 AM

What is an "Andrew Sullivan"?

Posted by: pete at September 1, 2008 9:45 AM

Andrew Sullivan?
Hubris playing for time.

Posted by: David McKinnis at September 1, 2008 10:29 AM

If I may play devil's advocate, for a moment: Concerning lactation and breast feeding. I too, breast fed all my chilluns. Once when my sister came over to babysit, she complained afterward that her breasts were "surging and leaking" which is what happens when you have nursed a baby. She hadn't nursed her son in many years, yet she could easily have begun nursing the twins if she had to.

Posted by: Jewel at September 1, 2008 2:24 PM

"...race for his own bottom..."


Posted by: Doug at September 1, 2008 2:57 PM

I object to the categorization of this posting under the headline Bad Americans. Andrew is merely the Queen of Provincetown, and fortunately merely a British subject. Though he aspires to become an American, that will require some special dispensation to occur in a legal sense.

Although President Obama will doubtless take the necessary administrative actions to reward his faithful disciple, Andrew can never become a true American, merely a legal citizen. Provincetown, Hays-Adams, and Cambridge are hardly America, and someone who cannot even drive an auto has no way to do the requisite road trip to discover America.

Posted by: Dan D at September 2, 2008 10:44 AM