Friday, May 23, 2008

Quotable

University of Wisconson law professor Ann Althouse responds to yet another Andrew Sullivan armchair diatribe.

Wednesday, Mr. Sullivan contended that Hillary Clinton is a "sociopath... riddled with narcissism and pathology..."

Professor Althouse:

She's insane because she's fighting for the nomination using whatever arguments are available? If it's such a bad argument, it will lose and that will be the end of it. Obama is making the arguments that work for him. To exaggerate the hatefulness of her arguments and the virtuousness of his is to be too caught up in your personal preference for one candidate over the other.

Obama's taking his name off the Michigan ballot wasn't all about some sort of supreme respect for rules and agreements. If he'd thought he was going to do very well, wouldn't he have left his name on?

...This isn't insanity. It's litigation. Quite normal. If the rules help you, you insist on the importance of rules. If the rules hurt you, they are mere guidelines that must bend flexibly for the sake of justice.

Couldn't have said it better myself.

Personally, I deleted Mr. Sullivan from my RSS reader months ago because of this sort of ongoing chicanery masquerading as informed commentary.

Clearly, the man just can't help it...

- Garry J. Wise, Toronto

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