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Wednesday, April 20, 2005

WE SAY IT HERE, IT COMES OUT THERE DEPT.:

But we do want to say that he sounds so much like the rest of us did when responding to Bush’s re-election.
— us, just below

This is the religious equivalent of having had four terms of George W. Bush only to find that his successor as president is Karl Rove.

— Sullivan, today.

posted by Sully 4/20/2005 05:47:00 PM

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

CHURCH WARS, EPISODE IV: A NEW POPE (OR, WE COULDN’T THINK OF A GOOD “EGGS BENEDICT” PUN):

We should give Sullivan some credit for actually responding to this immediately with one of his biggest blogbursts in some time, instead of several days later (as he did with the last pope’s death). But we do want to say that he sounds so much like the rest of us did when responding to Bush’s re-election.

For our part, while we take ct’s admonitions on not tarring Benedict with the Nazi brush seriously, all the same one cannot look at this picture and help but burst out with “HEIL PAPST! HEIL PAPST!” and the corresponding arm motion.

One has to wonder if Hitler and his homies aren’t snickering somewhere down in the flames of the ninth circle at the thought of a Pope who wore the swastika as a young man. “Jah, we got ’em in Rome, in Sacramento ... and everybody up there thinks we lost the war? BWAAAHAAAHAHAAHAHAHA!”

OK, so he did desert from the Wehrmacht in ’44 (or May 1945, if you believe the author of his Wikipedia bio, which still sounds awfully opportunistic), and he wasn’t a terribly enthusiastic party member. But still ... it seems, from reading his writings, that beneath the symbols, something subliminal sneaked in anyway.

Really, try to imagine one of those many alt-history worlds in which the Axis won, and one gets the feeling that Ratzinger would be Pope (and his predecessor, let us not forget, a smear of fat on a concrete floor) without anything about him being appreciably different.

UPDATE: OK, P O’Neill does this better, as usual.

posted by Sully 4/19/2005 08:40:00 PM

Monday, April 18, 2005

YOU’RE NOT AS FAR FROM THEM AS YOU THINK:

Perhaps if Sullivan had read on in Frum’s column, he might not have linked to it, for it shows a trend in Dworkin’s thought that came uncomfortably close to home:
Instead, we talked about her respect for the Christian conservatives who fought against forced prostitution and sex trafficking and her revulsion against Bill Clinton’s abuse of women ... Dworkin was grimly entertained by the opportunism of Bill Clinton’s feminist supporters.
Funny that for all his Clinton-bashing then and even now, Sullivan is far closer to Clinton on sex than he would ever be willing to admit.

posted by Sully 4/18/2005 11:29:00 PM

YOU WATCH YOURSELF THERE:

P O’Neill takes advantage of our absence to really poach on our turf. (Nice job, though).

Speaking of which, check out this fine critique of Sullivan’s Times of London column on Iraq, as well.

posted by Sully 4/18/2005 11:23:00 PM

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"The Princess of Provincetown"

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