Circle your calendars--on Sunday, December 8, the C-SPAN program Booknotes features an interview with Michelle Malkin regarding her provocative new book "Invasion." I've heard her interviewed a couple of times regarding the book and it appears to be excellent in its scholarship and very timely in identifying the still existing flaws in our country's immigration bureaucracy. But, full disclosure, I haven't read the book--yet. (This is a very subtle hint to those who never know what to buy me for Christmas. But please coordinate your efforts, as I only need one, hard cover, first edition, ideally autographed copy. Preferred inscription - "To Brian, the Fraters Libertas site is a beacon of brilliance and poignant grace in a dark and forbidding world. You prove day after day, conservatism really can have a human face (and an exceedingly handsome one too!). Shine on you crazy diamond! Love and Laughs, Michelle").
Ms. Malkin is the latest in the series of comely conservative female commentators who’ve emerged over the past few years. Besides, Michelle there's Laura Ingraham (heard from 11 PM - 2AM locally on 1280 AM), Ann Coulter (at least when photographed at a flat angle), and the dearly departed Barbara Olson. An excellent idea for the next political talk/argument show would be to pair some of these women up with the Left’s finest female commentators, say Naomi Wolf, Maureen Dowd or, of course, Molly Ivins. (Sorry for that last shock to the system, but their bench just isn't as deep at the Right's--don't blame me). With the one notable exception, that's a Cross Fire I'd like to see (or volunteer to be caught up in).