Ann Althouse, topless. Or untoppable. Or unstoppable. It's a three-way with Sarah Palin and Andrew Sullivan. And I'm lying.
WEIRD LIES: Per Sully, Sarah Palin told the Republican National Convention that "we began a nearly $40 billion natural gas pipeline to help lead America to energy independence" even though actual construction had not begun on the pipeline.
Hmm, does a pipeline project begin with actual construction, or with the years of planning and approvals that precede construction? A toughie! (I know my wife thought we had begun our kitchen renovation before any workmen showed up, but three hundred meetings with architects affect some people that way. Liar!)
By way of comparison: if heaven help us, Harry Reid marshalls his health care bill through the Senate, the House/Senate conference is a success and Obama signs a healthcare bill, I suspect Dems will sing hosannas praising their passage of health care reform.
Yet the big changes, such as health care exchanges and insurance subsidies, don't arrive until 2013. Can we count on Sully to denounce Obama's objective "lies" and ponder his twisted psyche? Or do we make allowances for transitions and forward planning in a non-Palin environment?
No, I have no idea why I ask.