Into the face of the young man?had crept a look of furtive shame, the shifty, hangdog look which announces that an Englishman is about to talk French.
As well as being a vulgar producer of her own spectacle, and an embarrassment to her family, Cindy Sheehan is at best a shifty fantasist.christopher hitchens
These are salient facts...in Muhammad ’s career. He too, founded a great religion , there are those who write of this evidently lustful and rather shifty leader as though he were a man to put beside Jesus of Nazareth or Gautama or Mani. But it surely manifests he was a being of a commoner clay; he was vain egotistical , tyrannous, and self deceiver; and it would throw all our history out of proportion if, out of an insincere deference to the possible Moslem reader, we were to present him in any other light .