Monday, November 06, 2006

Poor, poor Christopher Hitchens.

Wonkette has a series of pull quotes from Christopher Hitchens latest foray into unintelligibility in The Observer, and, in an innovation, managed to wrap them all into one post instead of having a 59-part series, which would, of course, court the even lamer 13-part series criticizing the original 59-part series. Wonkette is smart peoples. But we still miss the kitty cat.

Anyhoo, here's our favorite of Hitchen's bitchin':

"When I first hear...of John Kerry's 'gaffe' about lazy students ending up in Iraq, I think, oh come on. Everyone can tell it was a feeble joke falling flat. Not so. I am invited on several TV chat-shows to dispute the point, which means that, even when denouncing a non-story, I am, in effect, helping to perpetuate it."

Weep! Strike up a tiny viola for Christopher Hitchens! When invited to perpetuate that which should not be perpetuated, the man cannot help himself! (And, while we're on the subject, does anyone know how well Ahmad Chalabi is polling in Basra?) It's not his fault--it's the irresistible siren-song of the cameras pointed in his direction.

If you are keeping score at home, this means that Christopher Hitchens has a devil on one shoulder and an angel on the other, and it's the devil that maketh him to go on television to talk out of his asshole. Presumably, after the angel musses his hair and makes him go swim in a bathtub full of gin.

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