Hitchens Still Dancing With Wolfowitz
Hitchens left the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in a petulant frenzy:
Christopher Hitchens, the writer and Vanity Fair columnist, walked out of the dinner at about the time Mr. Little got around to his Ronald Reagan impression.
â€œThe event was disgraceful, so lame and mediocre that it is beyond parody,â€ he said later. â€œIt is impossible to decide which is more offensive: the president fawning over the press or the press fawning over the president. It expresses everything that the public means when they talk about inside-the-Beltway and access journalism.â€
But later on…
Mr. Hitchens didnâ€™t storm out of the city. He stormed back to his house, where he co-hosted (along with fellow Vanity Fair contributor Todd Purdum and former Clinton aide Dee Dee Myers) the magazineâ€™s post-dinner party, a much sought-after ticket.
Mr. Hitchens, a one-time pariah for his support of the Iraq invasion and his savaging of Mother Teresa, still serves as something of a social arbiter in Washington. And following the strange-bedfellows theme, Paul Wolfowitz, the embattled World Bank president, was chatting amiably in a roomful of journalists at Mr. Hitchensâ€™ home.