HE REALLY DID CALL HIM A LIZARD. That's for you fans of Boston political trivia. Christopher Hitchens's distaste for Ronald Reagan would be rather more credible if he didn't spend so many of his waking hours licking George W. Bush's boots. Hitchens, in Slate, calls Reagan "a cruel and stupid lizard," as well as "an obvious phony and a loon." Hitchens must feel so relieved to be able to bash a right-winger again. It's been a long, long time. But, Hitch, come on: not just the dead ones, okay?