I remember when I was a child, being taken to the celebrated Barnum's Circus, which contained an exhibition of freaks and monstrosities, but the exhibit on the program which I most desired to see was the one described as "The Boneless Wonder". My parents judged that the spectacle would be too demoralizing and revolting for my youthful eye and I have waited fifty years, to see The Boneless Wonder sitting on the Treasury Bench.
- Winston S. Churchill, describing Ramsay MacDonald
As he fails to stand up for his principles, Andrew Sullivan morphs into a Boneless Wonder, effectively whitewashing Barack Obama's use of "alleged 'ex-gay' Rev. Donnie McClurkin, notorious gay-basher Rev. Hezekiah Walker, and, popular gospel duo Mary Mary, who have compared gays to prostitutes and murderers," as headline acts during his South Carolina tour. Some are already referring to it as the "gay bash" tour. Were it any other candidate (save possibly Ron Paul), Sullivan would have penned a devastating denunciation without delay.
It took a while, but Sullivan discovered he has a spine after all. Good for him.