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Andrew Sullivan (affectionately nicknamed "Sully") is a conservative author, editor, and blogger at The Atlantic, though he has been characterized as a "crypto-liberal" by many on the right. This is probably because he is a displaced Brit writing for an American audience, where a conservative is a moonbat in American terms. And the fact that he's an open homosexual and happily married to another man.
 Political views and religion
Sully loves the British political philosopher Michael Oakeshott, who was the subject of his dissertation. He is very outspoken in regards to LGBT issues and was very critical of the Bush administration after endorsing Bush in 2000, and later endorsed John Kerry, Barack Obama, and Ron Paul. Initially he supported the War in Iraq, but later changed his mind and became a critic of Dubya's detainment and torture policies, especially Gitmo. He has also stated that he can't take neoconservatism seriously. As a result of this, he has been disowned entirely by the American right and Forbes actually named him as one of America's top 25 liberals. Sully quickly replied:
|Not many liberals, I wager to say, endorsed Ron Paul for president for the GOP in the primaries. Not many liberals, I dare to say, have written books on conservatism which rest on a reading of key conservative thinkers such as Burke and Oakeshott and Montaigne and Hobbes. And the conservatism I adhere to, as any reader can tell, has remained very constant for twenty years. There is very little shift in tone or argument from my first book, "Intimations Pursued," to my last, "The Conservative Soul." It spans twenty years.|
When it comes to religion, he is a Roman Catholic but came up with some crap about how the Bible doesn't actually condemn being gay, has been critical of Pope Benedict XVI, and described himself as a "secular Catholic." He debated arch-atheist Sam Harris over the internets.
Among his most annoying features is his insistence on bringing up The Bell Curve every once in awhile (despite his readers' complaints). While Sullivan insists that he is doing this to facilitate conversation and that speaking of the the book is often stifled by "political correctness," he almost never has anything to add other than simply rehash Murray's thesis. The biggest downside is how awful you look to other people at work viewing posts discussing "Race and IQ" and the like.
Sully is a prime example of "your mileage may vary" for his noted ability to be right on the money one second and completely clueless the next.
 Trig Palin conspiracy theory
Sully hopped on board the crazy train during the 2008 elections when he became the prime proponent of the Trig Palin conspiracy theory. He made over twenty posts to his blog over a two day period about Sarah Palin, alleging that she had somehow faked her pregnancy in order to cover for Bristol. The Internet collectively said "Sully, you're a fucking idiot," and got on with its life while he cranked out more posts about the Trig Palin conspiracy theory.
- The Dish, Sully's blog.