Wednesday, May 13, 2009
In regards to Wanda Sykes' famous bit at the White House dinner, the very eloquent Christopher Hitchens decided to express himself in only the kindest and most intelligent of ways:
"The president should be squirming in his seat. Not smiling. The black dyke got it wrong. No one told her the rules."
Cringe. "The black dyke got it wrong." Perhaps Mr. Hitchens finds it perfectly justifiable to bring out the derogatory D word in response to what he sees as distasteful jokes, but I never find it excusable to publicly call someone a dyke, a fag, a nigger, etc etc. And secondly... what rules?! That only straight white men and women can say outrageous things while being perfectly serious, but it's against the "rules" for black lesbians to make political comments in jest? Give me a fucking break.
Tommy Christopher at PoliticsDaily.com says it well: "I haven't heard "boo" out of the right denouncing Hitchens for this, yet they want to portray their poobah, Rush Limbaugh, who imagines that people expect him to receive anal sex from the President just because he's black, as the poor widdle victim here."