When dealing with a delusional fantasist like Sarah Palin, it takes time to absorb and make sense of the various competing narratives that she tells about her life. There are so many fabrications and delusions in the book, mixed in with facts, that just making sense of it — and comparing it with objective reality as we know it, and the subjective reality she has previously provided — is a bewildering task.I know the feeling.
Since the Dish has tried to be rigorous and careful in analyzing Palin's unhinged grip on reality from the very beginning — specifically her fantastic story of her fifth pregnancy — we feel it's vital that we grapple with this new data as fairly and as rigorously as possible. That takes time to get right. And it is so complicated we simply cannot focus on anything else.
18 November 2009
Labels: public interest
Andrew Sullivan's Daily Dish blog has gone silent because they're busy reading Going Rogue.