Hitchens on Palin: ‘A Disgraceful Opportunist and Real Moral Coward’
Nobody will ever accuse Christopher Hitchens of being shy about expressing his opinions.
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.