Monday, September 22, 2008

But He Wears It So Well

"Here's a swift [Barack Obama] test. Be honest. What sentence can you quote from his convention speech in Denver? I thought so. All right, what about his big rally speech in Berlin? Just as I guessed. OK, help me out: Surely you can manage to cite a line or two from his imperishable address on race (compared by some liberal academics to Gettysburg itself) in Philadelphia? No, not the line about his white grandmother. Some other line. Oh, dear. Now do you see what I mean?"

-- Christopher Hitchens, asking if anyone's tried on an empty suit recently, for Slate.com.