Jay Leno will play “Golden Mean” this evening on NBC’s “The Tonight Show” when two ideological extremes come together—-hopefully.
Ann Coulter, the blonde bombshell/conservative firecracker whose latest book, Godless: The Church of Liberalism, is causing an explosive stir, will be a guest alongside legendary comedian George Carlin.
The two are scheduled for separate timeslots, however.
Coulter’s book has drawn fire for, among other reasons, questioning the motives of 9/11 widows when she said: “I’ve never seen people enjoying their husbands’ deaths so much.”
Carlin is known for his no-subject-is-taboo comedy and commentary on politics and religion especially. He was the first host of NBC’s Saturday Night Live in 1975 and has been a perennial guest of “The Tonight Show” since even before Johnny Carson was hosting. He has written three books; When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops, Napalm and Silly Putty and Brain Droppings.
Does the “extreme” work in public relations? Certainly to liberals, Coulter is no less than the devil in Prada. But how many books has she sold? Carlin has made jokes saying that rape can be funny and once said “Fuck Mickey Mouse,” but he is one of the most followed American comedians in history. You be the judge.
I just really hope they get a chance to communicate meaningfully.