Andrew Sullivan —  Oct 24 2012 @ 11:20am

It's a strange and amorphous country, according to Michelle Cottle in the Beast today:

[Obama] was scornful enough that, during the midst of the matchup, Hillaryland insiders were circulating amongst themselves a twit pic featuring that kick-ass photo of Hillary in her shades, captioned by Obama’s infamous put-down from one of their ’08 debates: “You’re likable enough, Hillary.”

And who might these insiders be? Michelle must know – but she won't tell. In fact, the only named quotes in the piece are from Republicans. Oh, wait, there's this:

One veteran strategist notes disapprovingly that “there was some attitude there” and muses: “The question is whether a sense of irony is really a qualification for national leadership?” (Quipped the strategist, “That is itself an ironic question.”)

On what grounds does such a person require anonymity? Since this person is the only quoted Democratic source behind the entire story, I'd love to know his or her motives for such a quote at this point in the game. Wouldn't you?