What wonderful news to wake up to! Andrew Sullivan reads me! He really reads me! He must, because this is what he said very recently:
Andrew Sullivan and Howard Fineman, this week on the Chris Matthews Show ("Millionaire Pundit Values on a Cable Access Budget!"):
SULLIVAN (1/28/07): I think she's been a very sensible senator. I think—find it hard to disagree with her on the war. But when I see her again, all me—all the cootie-vibes resurrect themselves. I'm sorry—
PANEL: Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
HOWARD FINEMAN: That's a technical term!
SULLIVAN: I must represent a lot of people. I actually find her positions appealing in many ways. I just can't stand her.
Are you confused? How does this prove that Sully reads Echidne? Well, suffer no longer, for this is what I wrote a few days earlier about the media's adoration of Jim Webb's SOTU response. The way they were jubilating over finally spotting a manly man Democrat with testosterone dripping out of his every pore:
But I started feeling itchy with some of the things Klein says. Take these comments:
No way Webb could ever pass for effete; he's a guy who always looks as if he's five minutes from his next altercation.
Kerry, whom I've known for many years, was always a different, more awkward guy in public than he was with his Vietnam pals -- and, according to one of his closest Vietnam pals, he'd even stopped being loose with them in private in recent years: "We lost him when he married Teresa."
Eek! Girls have cooties! Well, Klein doesn't put it quite in those words. But there it is.
I wrote it first! Of course I was also only joking and trying to make a valid point. But the point got stolen as tends to be the case. For that Andrew Sullivan will get one of my Cootie Awards: