Wednesday, May 09, 2007

About Faith


New York, NY (AP) -- The Reverend Al Sharpton, who recently fought for the dismissal of radio host Don Imus following a racially insensitive remark, is now himself under fire for making a controversial comment. Sharpton denies he was questioning the Mormon faith when he said that "those of us who believe in God" will defeat Republican Mitt Romney in the race for the White House.

Romney is a practicing Mormon.

Sharpton's statement came during a public debate with British author Christopher Hitchens -- who is currently promoting his new book God Is Not Great -- and was, he claims, an attempt to contrast himself with Hitchens's atheist beliefs.

In a related item, HOLY SHIT, WHAT THE HELL WAS CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS DOING DEBATING AL SHARPTON? WHAT, DID THEY TELL HIM THERE'D BE AN OPEN BAR OR SOMETHING? HITCHENS TRYING TO ARGUE LOGIC AND REASON WITH SHARPTON IS LIKE BARYSHNIKOV TRYING TO TEACH AN AUTISTIC THREE-YEAR-OLD HOW TO DANCE SWAN LAKE.

Jesus.

(By the way, how much do you love that picture of Sharpton? It just screams, "You damn right I'll kick yo' ass for those Earth, Wind & Fire tickets!")

3 comments:

RottweilerTOM said...

Chez: Good day. Its all about perception. Sharpton doesn't care, himself, whether he's up against someone entirely dominating, intellectually. He cares about the limelight, no matter how stupid he sounds or how politically wise he is. His black, church-going, constituency care which maintains his relevance.

The bigger idiot is Hitchins though for dealing with this blowhard.

Ted said...

I don't know, I think Hitchens and Sharpton are made for each other. Neither of them has anything positive to contribute, and both owe their narrow fame to their ability to a rhetorical style that projects the apperance of substance. Peas in a pod.

damnyanqui said...

FREDDY'S!
TAWANA!
FREDDY'S!
TAWANA!
Sorry, got distracted.
Eh, never hurts to duke it out with the someone who is, for a large constituency, a well known bette noir (pardon the expression).
Both Dan Rather and George H.W. Bush could claim victory after they butted heads back in the day. If Hitchens can get himself MENTIONED in connection with Sharpton's latest foot feast it'll be more attention than he can hope to get on his own.
Hell, I'LL debate Sharpton, just for yuks.
And where the hell did you find that fantastic... old... picture? It's Al Sharpton barely out of his Sopranos costume and chains. These days he still looks preposterous wearing business suits but he's grown into them a little. That picture, of the bigger Al with the bigger hair takes one back...
to...
TAWANA!
FREDDY'S!
TAWANA!
FREDDY'S!