Sometime late last summer shortly after John McCain announced he had tapped Sarah Palin as his running mate, a reader e-mailed me a comment from Andrew Sullivan where that former conservative had kind things to say about the then-Alaska Governor. “Even Sullivan likes her!” ran the e-mail.*
Soon thereafter not only would he drink the Democratic Kool-aid on Palin, but would become one of the most outspoken critics of this charismatic Republican woman, pushing strange theories about her youngest child. Yesterday, Ann Althouse, wondered if Andrew “with the same intensity and standards” that he’s “aimed at Palin” would go “through the things Barack Obama has said and written”.
And I wondered if he had gone after Palin with such intensity to make up for the kind things he had once said about that accomplished woman. He didn’t want it to appear that he was at odds with his post 02/24/04 friends on their villain du jour (well more like villain de la décennie).
You know, what they say about the zeal of a convert.
*I am quoting from memory as I lost nearly all my old e-mail when my hard drive crashed in May. I am looking to get a new e-mail system–or install software that allows me to archive all my incoming and outgoing e-mail. So, if you know of such software, let me know.