He is good as a polemicist. I guess that that's the flip side of not always picking the most *reasonable* things to polemicize about.
It's not like this is something new, AS has been trending that way for some time now.
It's sad, but a common thread in his writing is to place satisfying your genitals above just about everything else (see his defense of Condit). Ah, well.
I never read Sullivan anymore. He seems to have lost his moral compass.
I used to read AS regularly, but now only when someone else links to a non-SSM piece he's written. I noticed the change in him right after gay marriage hit San Francisco and Bush suggested that a constitutional amendment might be the only way to prevent national gay marriages. Since then he's been laying the groundwork for him to endorse Kerry come fall. Bet on it.
Sounds kinda lame to simply say, "I agree".
But I do.
I think the whole same-sex marriage thing sent him over the edge. He hasn't been the same since. I sent him $20 the first pledge drive, I couldn't make myself do it the second. I don't even want to visit his site. That's too bad, I used to like his writing very much. Even when I disagreed with him, I still liked him.
I discovered blogging three years age when a friend sent me to his site and it was my first read evry morning. Two months ago I removed him from my favorites and vowed to not go there again when he went "all gay marriage all the time" and threatened to not support President Bush over this one issue.
But itís time to say something very clearly: Bushís endorsement of antigay discrimination in the U.S. Constitution itself is a deal-breaker. I canít endorse him this fall. ... When a president allies himself with forces that really do want to keep gay people in jail, therapy, or the closet, itís time to break off. The deal is broken.
So, while Sullivan has apparently already made his decision, he's keeping up pretenses on his blog. I wonder why.
"When a president allies himself with forces that really do want to keep gay people in jail, therapy, or the closet, itís time to break off."
It does not logically follow that any "forces" that say marriage is exclusively between a man and a women necessitates that those same "forces" want to put anyone in jail, therapy, or "the closet". Awhile back I would have expected more from Sullivan. Now it's just another example of him going over the edge.