Ta-Nahesi Coates. Fuckin' Althouse. My name's at the top of the blog and I still can't get Ann's respect. It's alright though--one of her numerous black commenters is on the case:

I might respect Ta-Nehisi Coates more if he has less of a jackass ghetto name and was more of a serious thinker. Does he seriously think women's problem with Palin is about respect? Does he really think women (apart from Ann and some Dems) have a problem with Palin? I'm a Conservative black woman who just loves Sarah Palin. I respect her, too. She's got drive, energy, intellect, ideas. She's got mad executive skills. She's no airy-fairy, hopey-changey bullshit artist like the current WH occupant.

Okay, how the heck does Ta-Nehisi Coates pronounce his first name? Is it said 'Tennessee'? If it is, does he think spelling it 'Ta-Nehisi' will make him seem more authentic than he thinks he is?

She'd respect me more if I "has less of a jackass ghetto name."

????

I'm sitting in Detroit's airport and my plane is delayed. But this made my day. I'm over here dying. People are looking at me like I'm crazy--as they should be. I'm laughing my ghetto ass off. My authentic ghetto ass.

UPDATE: Here's Ann's reply. It ends with this request:

Come on, Ta-Nahesi Coates. A very serious apology is in order.

Wow. Ann Althouse just blew my mind...

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