Once upon a time long ago Andrew Sullivan was worth reading. Not anymore. Yesterday Jonah Goldberg clocked the difference between Sullivan’s expressions of apparently irreconcilable attitudes about the status of the Edwards presidential campaign at 22 minutes. Jonah filed the report in the Corner’s Whiplash Department. Jonah comments:
Edwards is a saint when he drops out. Edwards is a saint when he doesn’t. I don’t have a major problem with the sentiments of either post taken individually, but taken together, we can now see that the intervals between self-contradictory statements by Sullivan has fallen to a mere 22 minutes. Pretty soon the ends of his sentences will contradict the beginnings.
Perhaps the unifying thought is “Edwards is a saint.” In any event, I’m quite sure that this is not what Scott Fitzgerald had in mind when he wrote that genius consists of the ability to hold two opposing ideas in the mind at once.
JOHN adds: Back in late 2001 and early 2002, Andrew was one of the people, along with Glenn Reynolds and a couple of lesser-known bloggers who are no longer active, who introduced us to this medium and inspired this site. While our paths have long since diverged, I’ll always appreciate Andrew for the role he played in the early days of the war against the jihadists.
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