Inspiring columnist dies at 89

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James Kilpatrick died Sunday.

Kilpatrick was, according to The Huffington Post, a man famous for his “in-your-face, conservative bickering with liberal commentator Shana Alexander three decades.”

I don’t know much about Kilpatrick. I’m sure he was great, as his wife said in the Post’s article, as reporter by the Associated Press.

What I do know is that I’ve seen Kilpatrick before . . . kind of. His “in-your-face” style was parodied by Saturday Night Live in one of my favorite skits when Dan Aykroyd would say: “Jane, you ignorant slut.”

Read this post ( for more about it and for a link to watch a clip of the SNL skit.

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