Quote of the Week: Christopher Hitchens on Jesse Helms

9 07 2008

It seemed somehow profane that Sen. Jesse Helms should have managed to depart this life on the 232nd anniversary of the declaration of American independence. To die on the Fourth of July, one can perhaps be forgiven for feeling, is or ought to be a privilege reserved for men of the stamp of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, both of whom expired on that day in 1826, 50 years after the promulgation of the declaration. One doesn’t want the occasion sullied by the obsequies for a senile racist buffoon. (Slate)

Boo-ya!

And to put an even bigger smile on your face, here’s Hitchens on Jerry Falwell last year:

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3 responses

9 07 2008
Parker

Hah! Christopher Hitchens is great at the whole “tell it like it is” thing. I love the way he went after Hannity and called out that other right wing twat as an Abramoff assoc. heh

10 07 2008
CASE

I love you Christopher Hitchens.

He was in particularily devastating form when he was quiting smoking.

For all our sake – I hope he takes it up again, just to see his polemic when he quits!!

11 07 2008
Burr Deming

Our site takes a somewhat unbalanced view of the good Senator, and the coincidence of of the 4th of July passing.

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