For some time now US establishment conservatives have embraced the bigoted, foul-mouthed, leftist-postmodernist(sorry for repeating myself), perpetually drunk excuse for a writer by the name of Christopher Hitchens. Sure, they all knew that this individual hates Christianity and Christians, religious Jews and Judaism, guns, morality, patriotism and just about everything else they claimed to hod dear but he "supports the global war on terror" so it was OK for them to gush all over him, shower him with praise and all that.
These days the vast majority of these establishment conservatives are engaged in helping John McCain, who, while not exactly their cup of tea, at least is a "supporter of the war" and "wants to get the job done in Iraq". Besides, Obama is in bed with some extremely foul people and could pose an existential threat against America. It was natural for them to expect that one of the original and most outspoken Iraq war supporters would join them.
So did Hitchens meet their expectations? Hell, no! He is endorsing Obama! Reason? "McCain's character", something the establicons repeatedly flaunted as his strongest point, and Sarah Palin being "a national disgrace" that "stirs up the whack-job fringe of the party's right wing".
The egg on the establicon's faces looks marvelous. It is no better then they deserve for replacing the age-old conservative moto "God, family, country" with "anything that politically expediates the current agenda".