Monday, October 13, 2008

Yes, Even Christopher Hitchens

Would the last supporter of the Wide Stance presidential ticket please turn off the lights? Et tu, mystifyingly-Bush-supporting Christopher Hitchens? On Palin:

It turns out that none of her early claims to political courage was founded in fact, and it further turns out that some of the untested rumors about her—her vindictiveness in local quarrels, her bizarre religious and political affiliations—were very well-founded, indeed. Moreover, given the nasty and lowly task of stirring up the whack-job fringe of the party's right wing and of recycling patent falsehoods about Obama's position on Afghanistan, she has drawn upon the only talent that she apparently possesses.
It's nice to see that someone has managed to find a talent that Sarah Palin possesses. On McCain:
Anyone with eyes to see and ears to hear had to feel sorry for the old lion on his last outing and wish that he could be taken somewhere soothing and restful before the night was out. The train-wreck sentences, the whistlings in the pipes, the alarming and bewildered handhold phrases — "My friends" — to get him through the next 10 seconds.
I would only call this average by the usual standards of Hitchens' prose, but he still gets the point across, and oh how it punctures.

It's surely a dire sign for the McCain-Palin campaign that Christopher Hitchens has explicitly rejected the "flag of surrender" attack against Obama-Biden.

Read the whole thing.


Zennalathas said...

When I read his article earlier today I just turned off my monitor and looked around the room confused. The world has really been turned upside down... if you can't count on Hitch to be against things you'd normally be on board for, then what can you count on?

Dale said...

Hey Zenn, long time no comment! Yep, Hitch is full o' surprises, often of the unpleasant kind. But not this time.