The Atlantic's Andrew Sullivan has a bizarre fetish - his obsession with Sarah Palin's uterus. So much so, his column "has gone silent" since the release of Sarah Palin's book Going Rogue.

Andrew Sullivan has devoted himself and his staff to "rigorous and careful" analysis of Palin's book. Why, you ask? Because Sullivan is the Supreme Commander of Trig Trutherism, the wacko conspiracy theory that Sarah Palin didn't give birth to her son Trig Palin.

But don't you worry, Sullivan's Trig Trutherism lives!

This Dish will resume as normal tomorrow morning. We apologize for the lacuna. And I suppose some will say we've gotten this book and the issues it raises out of perspective. But since the last campaign, we have raised many questions about Palin to which we have been given no incontestable answers (and still haven't) and the only real evidence we have are news stories, interviews and now, critically this book.

Ann Althouse sums up Sullivan's obsession with Sarah and her boy Trig perfectly:

Andrew, read what you've written. Step back and read it with the eyes of someone who has never heard of you. You sound like a raving conspiracy theorist. Like this guy (from the movie "Slacker") ...

Yes, it certainly is a Conspiracy A-Go-Go! (click above link for video).

But nobody takes Sullivan to task like "Shoe Leather" McCain ...

Today's Andrew Sullivan Obvious Lack-of-Self-Awareness Update

Sullivan devoted gigabytes of pixels to pushing Trig Truther attacks on Palin, establishing himself as the de facto Emperor of Trig Trutherland. A public figure under relentless attack from any source must obviously pay attention to the attacker, but the uterine-obsessive Sully engages in a perverse rationalization, suggesting that her necessary attention proves that she was "obsessed."

Having ridden his lunatic hobby-horse to self-indulgent glory -- the rodeo hero of Palin-haters everywhere -- now Sully goes for the championship buckle by issuing a ridiculous "challenge" to Palin. (Note the Charles Johnson-like gadfly approach: Sullivan arrogates to himself the authority to decide what subjects Sarah Palin must address.)

What should Palin do about Sully? For now, do nothing. Or, rather, don't do much.

There's a right way and a wrong way to deal with the annoyances of a gadfly. The important thing is to maintain the strategic initiative: You decide when, where and how to respond. Do not feel compelled to respond to every attack ...

Eventually -- this is a prediction, and you can take this one to the bank, governor -- Sully will make an attack that is demonstrably false. And then . . .

Hiroshima, baby.

URGENT! BREAKING! Andrew Sullivan announces plan for 'rigorous and careful' analysis of Sarah Palin's uterus book

She's still driving 'em crazy -- or, in the case of Andrew Sullivan, crazier. Today the Palin-obsessed Sullivan tells readers he's "gone silent" because he and his team of "rigorous and careful" analysts are busy poring over Going Rogue. In a single 440-word post, Sullivan manages to call Palin a "delusional fantasist," a "deeply disturbed person" with an "unhinged grip on reality" who is peddling "lies," "fabrications and delusions" in a book that is a "work of fiction." Oh, and also, "We want to be fair to her, and to her family."

Thank goodness for that! We look forward to Andrew Sullivan's next book, Inside Sarah Palin's Uterus: The Most Shocking Scandal Ever. Bet they'll be standing in line for that one . . .

Read the rest, where I predict how the MSM will cover Palin's blockbuster book tour.

Sullivan promises to be 'normal' today

Of course, he's made a career of being abnormal, but . . .

This Dish will resume as normal tomorrow morning. We apologize for the lacuna. . . .

(Also we apologize for the "hiatus," but too many non-Harvard types know that word and "wankathon" is a bit too specific, so "lacuna" it is!)

And I suppose some will say we've gotten this book and the issues it raises out of perspective. But since the last campaign, we have raised many questions about Palin to which we have been given no incontestable answers (and still haven't) and the only real evidence we have are news stories, interviews and now, critically this book.

(Her uterus! She has a uterus! And she doesn't include a single sonogram of her uterus in the book! What is she trying to hide? Shriek! Shriek!)

In his hagiography of Palin, Matt Continetti accuses yours truly of earnestness about all this. I am grateful for his not accusing me of cynicism.

"Earnestness"? You complain about being accused of earnestness, you demented poofter? After you've spent more than 15 months pushing that lunatic Trig Truther nonsense?

You are a dope-smoking, contagion-spreading menace to society, Andrew Sullivan, and you ought to be immediately deported ...

UPDATE II: Unlike the Other McCain, the Atlantic Monthly is a journal devoted to serious issues. And, as Professor Douglas points out, Andrew Sullivan certainly has serious issues.

Yes, Sullivan has serious issues indeed.

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