(Note: Don’t think I can take Christopher Hitchens seriously any longer after his endorsement of Obama. CH knows better than anyone else how unnecessarily difficult Obama and his ilk made this war for us and our allies. What a turncoat! Perhaps I can turn to his brother for enlightenment. See below.)
Wednesday November 19, 2008
H1: Christopher Hitchens, Mitt Romney With Hugh Hewitt
11190801 Hewitt: Hour 1 – Hugh catches up on politics and the shape of the Obama (Clinton) administration taking shape with Vanity Fair columnist Christopher Hitchens, and then talks Big 3 auto bailout and what the Republicans need to do next with former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.
Christopher Hitchens reflects on Obama’s early cabinet choices
Mitt Romney explains why he’s against the Big 3 auto bailout, and where the Republicans go after the election
HH: In terms of the early appointments that we’ve got, Secretary of State elect Clinton, Attorney General elect Holder and Health And Human Services Secretary Daschle, what’s your opinion of those, Mitt Romney?
MR: Well you know, I don’t know which ones we’ll finally see. Frankly, I’d rather have a Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State than Barack Obama, because her responses to issues like who’d she meet with if she were president and so forth, and her posture on Iraq was more moderate, and I thought more well-considered than was Barack Obama’s. So she may not be as attractive to me as Colin Powell, but she’s better than we might have expected from Barack Obama. You know, time will tell where they are. Rahm Emanuel is a very effective leader-manager. I don’t know where he’s going to take the President, but we can cross our fingers.
The following is a bit harsh, but that’s what I would expect from a Hitchens brother.
“The night we waved goodbye to America … our last best hope on Earth”
Just look at his sermon by the shores of Lake Michigan. He really did talk about a ‘new dawn’, and a ‘timeless creed’ (which was ‘yes, we can’). He proclaimed that ‘change has come’. He revealed that, despite having edited the Harvard Law Review, he doesn’t know what ‘enormity’ means. He reached depths of oratorical drivel never even plumbed by our own Mr Blair, burbling about putting our hands on the arc of history (or was it the ark of history?) and bending it once more toward the hope of a better day (Don’t try this at home).
I am not making this up. No wonder that awful old hack Jesse Jackson sobbed as he watched. How he must wish he, too, could get away with this sort of stuff.
I am grateful for the many contributors who saw my point. This is, in sum, that political cults are bad in themselves because they are hostile to reason and give their beneficiaries more power than anyone ought to have, and because we demean ourselves by worshipping mere mortals.
Ah well, back to my “rank, muck-filled cave”.
Michelle Obama Chief Editor Korir African Press International API