Saturday, May 18, 2013

Andrew Sullivan proves he is the other side of the Peggy Noonan coin

Lady Noonington has a problem with forests and trees.
It's really not her fault. I think she's incapable of
understanding her own opinions, because
they aren't really hers to begin with.
—David in Toronto
(Via JMG)
Former W apologist Andrew Sullivan finds W defender and GOP media spinner/ex-Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan to have been "simply unhinged" from the first sentence of her column published yesterday:
We are in the midst of the worst Washington scandal since Watergate.
Sullivan goes on...
Can she actually believe this? Has this president broken the law, lied under oath, or authorized war crimes? Has he traded arms for hostages with Iran? Has he knowingly sent his cabinet out to tell lies about his sex life? Has he sat by idly as an American city was destroyed by a hurricane? Has he started a war with no planning for an occupation? Has he started a war based on a lie, and destroyed the US’ credibility and moral standing while he was at it, leaving nothing but a smoldering and now rekindled civil sectarian war?
...concluding with this remarkable remark:
So far as I can tell, this president has done nothing illegal, unethical or even wrong.
From where we stand, Sullivan needs to look a bit harder, even if that means nothing more strenuous than subscribing to Glenn Greenwald's twitter feed.

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