Toast Or Roast: Ed Brayton

As much as I love roasts, I think I'll stick with a toast on this one. What I admire most about Andrew Sullivan is that even when I disagree with him on an issue I have to admire his unfailing intellectual honesty in presenting his case. He doesn't leave out important information to make his case seem stronger, he doesn't beat up straw men and he doesn't engage in what I call 'sports fan politics' by choosing a side and then filtering all information through the prism of that predetermined position. He rarely experiences cognitive dissonance as a result, and when he does he acknowledges it frankly rather than rationalizing it away. He provides an example to aspire to. Congratulations on 10 years, Andrew. I'm coming up on 7 years next month myself.

Read Ed at Dispatches from the Culture Wars.