"We would have to invent her"

Outstanding Investments editor Byron King, who spoke up earlier this week on the visit of Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to New York, passes along this follow-up note:

Now this is what I call editorial pithiness…..
"Columbia president Lee Bollinger claimed the Ahmadinejad invitation is in keeping with 'Columbia's long-standing tradition of serving as a major forum for robust debate.'

"Except Columbia doesn't have that tradition. This is worse than saying 'the dog ate my homework.' It's like saying 'the dog ate my homework' when you're Michael Vick and everyone knows you've killed your dog."

If Ann Coulter did not exist, we would have to invent her.  If she did not write about the utter hypocrisy and intellectual bankruptcy of modern American politics and political thinking, she would be the most contrarian of economic contrarians, perhaps out-contrarian-ing most of us.