The problem with these insipid debates over whether Chris Matthews, Andrew Sullivan, Maureen Dowd, etc. are really liberals is that none of them really have anything approaching ideological coherence. Reading or listening to any of them really tells you much more about their psychological hangups then it does a rational argument for one position or the other. Really, they’re neither liberal nor conservative, they’re just people who come to bizarre conclusions based on a combination of their gut and what their friends tell them.
But hey, at least they’re non-partisan!