Monday, October 20, 2008

L33t Speak

Christopher Hitchens joins Andrew Sullivan in demanding that the media stop covering Sarah Palin until she gives a press conference.

Which, righteous as these demands are, ain't gonna happen. This is a candidate who perceives "What's your favorite color?" as a gotcha question.* Read the posts anyway.

Before Hitchens hits his main theme, though, he utters a rebuke to the cretins that struck me just right:

It is not snobbish to harbor grave doubts about somebody who seems uninterested in reading for pleasure or recreation and whose only interest in her local public library is sniffing round its shelves for books that ought to be removed for expressing impure ideas.

* In fairness, it could be considered a gotcha question if your answer is "Blue. No, yellow."

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