Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Nobile v. Sullivan

For those of you waiting with baited breath for Andew Sullivan's response to Philip Nobile's devastating counter-response, I belive this is it. In its entirety:
Speaking of which, Philip Nobile will be on O'Reilly tonight. Can you imagine the derision of Tripp's thesis that will ensue? Let's just see if Nobile says what he once wrote: that he believes that most Lincoln historians have been homophobes and that Lincoln was certainly bisexual. And let's see whether he discloses - as he didn't in the Standard - that after he quit the Tripp project, he tried to sell a rival book making the same case.

Is that a surrender?


Bill said...

The "interview" was tepid at best. It looked as if O'Reilly ("You know, I am an historian and I've done quite a bit of research in this area") was caught off guard by Nobile agreeing with the basic hypothesis.

The Gipper Lives said...

Hi, Jonathan;

Sullivan: "If completely heterosexual is a Kinsey zero and completely homosexual is a Kinsey six, Tripp puts Lincoln at five. ...I'd say you could make a case that Lincoln was, in fact, a four."

'In fact'?

I'd say you could make a case that Sullivan is, in fact, a twelve.