Hitchens on Palin: ‘A Disgraceful Opportunist and Real Moral Coward’

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Nobody will ever accuse Christopher Hitchens of being shy about expressing his opinions.

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Don’t be too hard on her. She didn’t write that piece and she probably hasn’t read it. I doubt she could either read or write it. Everything she does is for effect, and is always deniable. She could switch back in a minute. At the moment she thinks her tea party crowd wants to hear this kind of thing so she’ll say that. She’s been out to say, ‘well, I don’t know but I think the President ought to produce his birth certificate. I’m not saying it isn’t a good question. Then later, cause she’s got to go to the Gridiron dinner in Washington, and learn how to use a knife and fork and be taught by Fred Malek. She takes it back. She’s a disgraceful opportunist and a real moral coward.

His take on the Obama administration’s Afghanistan “surge” policy is also worth hearing.

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