July 20, 2005, - 5:09 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
You’ve probably seen Ann Coulter’s column, today, against John Roberts. Obviously she disagrees with my take, but Ann–as always–does raise some interesting and worthy points. We are friends and she’s a brilliant writer, but, on this rare occasion, I hope Ann is wrong.
One interesting thing in her column, though. In the second sentence of her column, Ann writes of Roberts: “he probably doesn’t know who Jay-Z is.”
Guess what? Not too long ago, Ann didn’t know who Jay-Z was either. Ann and I used to be regulars on Mancow’s Morning Madhouse, the morning radio show out of Chicago. Mancow asked both of us: “Jay-Z and ORD–which one is the rapper, and which one is the abbreviation for Chicago’s O’Hare Airport?” Ann didn’t know. No matter, though, since she’s almost always knowledgeable and right on the important things. Hopefully, her view on Roberts is one of those rare instances of Jay-Z vs. ORD.
Yes, I know, Jay-Z is no longer a rapper. He retired and is now a music industry exec better known as Beyonce’s boyfriend/fiance/whatever. As I said, Ann knows about the important things.
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