As only Andrew Klavan can:
Andrew Sullivan hasn’t been worth reading for years as he descends into the fever swamps of paranoia and conspiracy, but I find this hilarious. Michelle Malkin points out Sullivan’s fever dream hatred of Sarah Palin has reached epic proportions.
Sullivan, the man who still thinks that Sarah Palin’s youngest child, Trig, is really the son of Bristol Palin and that Sarah covered up her daughter’s pregnancy by pretending to be pregnant herself, is now accusing Palin of being a fantasist. Here and here.
Poor Andrew…the only thing standing between him and total derangement is a single tinfoil hat.
There’s an old joke where a man walks up to a woman in a bar and says, “Will you sleep with me for a million dollars?” She thinks for a second and then says, “Sure.” The man smiles and says, “Will you sleep with me for one dollar?” The woman tosses her drink in the man’s face and says, “What kind of girl do you think I am?”
“We already know the answer to that,” replies the man. “Now we’re just negotiating price.”
Apparently, Senator Mary Landrieu’s price is $100 million dollars.
Michelle Malkin has lots more on…umm…”Senators of ill repute.”
Over at the Washington Examiner, Iain Murray and Roger Abbott have an excellent op-ed addressing the notion of whether or not health care is a “right.” The whole piece is worth reading, but if you take anything away from it, it should be this chestnut from Alexis de Tocqueville:
“It’s not an endlessly expanding list of rights—the ‘right’ to education, the ‘right’ to health care, the ’right’ to food and housing. That’s not freedom, that’s dependency. Those aren’t rights, those are rations of slavery—hay and a barn for human cattle.”
Over at ABC, Jake Tapper blogs about President Obama’s inappropriate and so-stupid-it’s-insulting bow to Japanese Emperor Akihito.Tapper quotes a friend of his, an academic with knowledge of Japanese customs, and a supporter of Obama:
“Obama’s handshake/forward lurch was so jarring and inappropriate it recalls Bush’s back-rub of Merkel.
“Kyodo News is running his appropriate and reciprocated nod and shake with the Empress, certainly to show the president as dignified, and not in the form of a first year English teacher trying to impress with Karate Kid-level knowledge of Japanese customs.
“The bow as he performed did not just display weakness in Red State terms, but evoked weakness in Japanese terms….The last thing the Japanese want or need is a weak looking American president and, again, in all ways, he unintentionally played that part.
It’s good to see that even the Japanese press is covering for him by not running the picture.
Hot Air has more.