Christopher Hitchens: Twit, Slob & Asshole
I keep forgetting how much I loathe the terminally stuffy, arrogant, so-called "intellectual" pundit/gasbag that is Christopher Hitchens.
Then I see him on TV or read some pithy article he's written and I am reminded just how much of a prick I think he is.
I don't just randomly pick people to dislike; they have to earn it, and Hitchens has.
He's one of those guys who always seems to argue the opposite side just to get attention. He used to be a liberal, then a conservative, now he's all over the map. I think he's just a sour guy who'd rather argue than breathe.
Here are some of his infamous quotes:
On Barack Obama: in September he referred to Obama as "vapid, hesitant and gutless" and "a dusky Dukakis."
He actually supported Obama, yet he said that?
On Bill Clinton, he referred to him as "a rapist and a liar."
He's good buddies with Paul Wolfowitz and Ahmed Chilabi.
He supported George W. Bush in the 2004 election.
He's written articles dogging (among others) Mother Teresa, Michael Moore, Ambassador Joe Wilson and Cindy Sheehan.
His statements about Hillary Clinton have been so damning and outrageous, I'm surprised she hasn't sued him for slander and libel.
I realize a lot of well-educated, expatriate Brits have issues with alcoholism and misogyny like Hitchens and Andrew Sullivan, but why do they have to come to America and peddle their flip flopping, mushy brained thoughts and philosophies?
Who gives a shit what an old, frumpy drunk Englishman thinks?
I say we should get him liquored up, tie him up (he'd probably love that) put him on a plane back to England and let them keep him.