My mother used to tell me she was praying for me—whether I liked it or not. (I kept her "in my thoughts." And I still do.) The folks who are jumping down Andrew's throat for saying that he intends to pray for his good friend Christopher Hitchens, in part to piss him off, don't understand... well, they don't understand a lot of things. Friendship, mortality, humor, etc.

Christopher Hitchens was recently diagnosed with cancer and has had to cancel his promotional tour for his new memoir, Hitch 22. Let's all keep him in our thoughts and/or prayers.