These entirely unrelated coincidences were "surreal," Mrs. Manning Hall explained to the Boston Globe.
Meanwhile, in another "surreal" chain of coincidences, on p. 291 of Michelle Malkin's latest book, Culture of Corruption, the author thanks "Robert Stacy McCain, fellow ink-stained wretch-turned blogger" who she says "provided invaluable writerly advice." In one of those totally random sort of things that happen routinely, Mr. McCain subsequently pronounces Mrs. Malkin's most venture the "Best. Book. Evah!" and it becomes a No. 1 New York Times bestseller.
Also -- kismet! -- New York Times bestselling author Ann Coulter and Eagle Publishing president Jeff Carneal were hanging out Friday at a D.C. restaurant with Mr. McCain. At 6:45 a.m. Monday, Miss Coulter posted this on the sidebar of her Web site:
One of Sarah Palin's Harassers Exposed - 'Mommy, Why Does My Kindergarten Teacher Lie About Sarah Palin?'Shortly thereafter, Miss Coulter's Web site was honored by Mr. McCain with "The Full Metal Jacket Reach-Around Award" and at 9:20 a.m., the very next day, Miss Coulter posted on her sidebar:
BLOG POST OF THE DAY! - Unlike Ross Douthat, Ann Coulter is not a stuck-up Harvard douchebagSome may speculate that Miss Coulter and Mrs. Malkin -- who, as luck would have it, are both nationally syndicated newspaper columnists -- could soon take notice of the latest news about anti-Palin blogger Jesse Griffin, which just happens to be linked in the Hot Air Green Room.
But random coincidences are hard to predict . . .