Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Would That Andrew Sullivan...

Put this much effort into tracking the lies of Teh One.

Many of the things on this list are either merely Sullivan's definition of lie (such as "Palin lied when she claimed in her convention speech that an oil gas pipeline "began" under her guidance; in fact, the pipeline was years from breaking ground, if at all." We all know that "began" can mean a lot of things other than breaking ground.) or simply unimportant (such as Trig Palin trutherism). Some are legitimate concerns (such as claims of abuse of power), while others are so insignificant as to be laughable (ZOMG1!!1!! Harry Potter!!!!).

The real chicken bone sticking in Sullivan's craw, and the reason for his Palin hatared, is this one:

Palin lied when she told Charlie Gibson that she does not pass judgment on gay people; in fact, she opposes all rights between gay spouses and belongs to a church that promotes conversion therapy.

How dare she not support gay marriage or belong to a church that offers an alternative to gay solidarity! In Sullivan's world, not embracing gay marriage means you are, in fact, "passing judgment" on gay people. Which is the real reason Sullivan doesn't spend his time tracing the many, many lies and flip-flops of Barack Obama, but, instead, worries about Trig Palin's parentage.