Hitchens' Revenge

Christopher Hitchens famously debated British Respect Party leader and MP George Galloway last year on the Iraq war. Both men are ferociously talented polemicists, and the knives were definitely out. But only Hitchens could have devised the embarrassing situation Galloway now finds himself in. The Parliamentarian agreed to be a contestant on the British version of (former) Celebrity Big Brother, and this week he was assigned the task of pretending to be Rula Lenska's cat. Actually, Galloway volunteered for the show, hoping to get national publicity for his views, but every time he talks about politics on the show, he's "bleeped or tweety-birded". Advantage: Hitch.