Wednesday, January 15, 2003
It is with a mixture of regret and satisfaction that I announce that Smarter Andrew Sullivan, known as “SASsy” to its friends, will be going on hiatus for an undetermined period of time due to several pressing personal engagements.

With regret, because when it comes to Andy there is so much work to be done and never enough time to do it.

And also with regret because the great Media Whores Online recently gave a much-appreciated nod to SASsy, leaving me feeling obligated to wage the good fight MWO sees this and other sites fulfilling given the prevailing climate in and condition of the media in America.

With satisfaction, because more and more people are recognizing that Andy just isn’t interesting anymore. He’s become predictable, shrill, petty, tiresome, and just plain boring. This endeavor isn’t as fun or as challenging as it once was.

And also with satisfaction because the explosion of the blogging phenomenon has brought many more voices into the field of abnormal psychology known as Sullivanology.

And so I leave you--if only for a while--in the capable hands of my many colleagues: SullyWatch, Roger Ailes, Eschaton, Rittenhouse, Max Sawicky, Oliver Willis, Brad DeLong, and Bob Somerby, among many others.