Just asking

Why — after noting that Safire’s relationship with the truth has lately been a casual one at best — does Josh Marshall feel compelled to state that Andrew Sullivan would make an “excellent” replacement?

Josh is certainly aware that Andy’s own relationship with the truth — and for that matter, with reality — is at least as tenuous as Mr. Safire’s.

Is this just the sort of insider-pundit bonhomie you see on the shouting head shows as the credits roll, filtering down to the B-list on the blogs?