Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Christopher Hitchens

I was pretty much shocked last week to read in the Nation that Hitchens was endorsing president Bush for re-election. Shocked not with the endorsement, but that the Nation was publishing it.*

Today, however, I find I am more shocked to find Hitchens endorsing Kerry over at Slate.

Is this something British? Do they get to endorse one candidate per journalistic outlet over there?

Would it be fair to say that Hitchens voted for Bush before he voted against him?

*On the other hand, good luck finding it on the frontpage at The Nation. They'll publish the piece, but don't expect them to let anyone find it.


Blogger Tolles said...

My guess with Snitchens is that he was too drunk to remember the first endorsement.
That, and he needed some fresh press after wearing out his tired schtick that always goes something like this:

"I used to be left of X, but now even I, who remember used to be left of X, am endorsing Bush. Since I used to be left of X, clearly we can all agree that Bush is brave/wise/bionic/demigod of the undying lotus fruit."

Thanks, Snitch. I'll be sure to defer to your moral authority next week, seeing as how you were some strand of Marxist thirty years ago in England. Your conversion story is truly inspiring - even better than Paul's - who was a socialist anyway.

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