Bigger ego: Trump or Limbaugh?

Conservatives seem to gravitate toward egomaniacs, which might explain the inexplicable popularity of Donald Trump among tea partiers. Appearing on Fox News Monday, “The Donald” said his endorsement helped Romney win by nearly 30 points. “There was a lot riding on that particular race in Nevada and it was interesting, because the numbers were much, much greater than you thought,” Trump told Fox News. “And a lot of people are giving me credit for that. And I will accept that credit.” Of course he will. I wonder who has the bigger life-size portrait of himself hanging in their Palm Beach mansion, Trump…

Nothing wrong with a little schadenfreude

@jimmykimmel Jimmy Kimmel 70 years after WW2, LeBron James has America rooting for the German. Congratulations #Mavericks   LeBron James refers to himself in the third person, an unpardonable sin, says ATLmalcontent. There are other reasons to cheer for his comeuppance. The self-proclaimed king abandoned his hometown, choreographed “The Decision” to throw it in Cleveland’s face then, when given an opening, played the race card to deflect his critics. But he was only thinking about the children. “If I have to take heat to give back to kids, I would do it the same way every single time,” James said. As the…

Narcissus and Palin

Of all the juicy tidbits leaked from a former aide’s upcoming book about the reality show vet, this one rings truest: Bailey writes that Palin drafted her own letters to the editor during her run for governor and sent them in under supporters’ names. Palin relayed the first one in an email to Bailey: “Dear Editor, It’s been a pleasure watching our life-long Alaskan gal, Sarah Palin, campaign for governor these past six months. I am impressed with her leadership skills, experience, ethics, and energy. And I’m most impressed with how she communicates her message that is connecting with so many Alaskans.…

Self-absorbed pro athlete du jour

Pro baller Carmelo Anthony congratulated himself Saturday for dealing with distractions he created after turning down a $64.7 million contract extension. “I think it takes a strong-willed person, a strong-minded person, to deal with the stuff that I deal with and still go out there and go to work every day and perform on a nightly basis,” the Denver forward said about trade rumors that have swirled all season as the Feb. 24 trade deadline approaches. “I take my hat off to myself for dealing with all this stuff that’s going on and still be able to go out there and play…

Only a racist who hates kids would call LeBron James arrogant

O’Brien asked James if race played a role in the backlash. “I think so, at times,” James said. “There’s always a race factor.” Racism will always be with us, and so will self-absorbed professional athletes. I fail to see what one has to do with the other in this case. I suspect many of James’ contemporaries were equally disgusted with the televised spectacle that celebrated “The Decision” of a player who’s yet to win a championship. But wait. “The Decision” wasn’t about LeBron James, says LeBron James, whose use of the third person tells you all you need to know about the…

MALCONTENT EXCLUSIVE: Hollywood to make film version of LeBron James infomercial

Score one for unrestrained self-aggrandizement: LeBron James ‘Decision’ scores big ratings I was not among the viewers, but the reviews have been unkind. Apparently James, who has won zero championships, talked about himself, aka “The King,” in the third person — not that it mattered to his handpicked audience of adoring children and obsequious ESPN correspondents. By contrast, Michael Jordan announced his comeback by fax.

dusty lance keeps hope alive

My old pal Dustin Lance Black wants you to think he’s Harvey Milk reincarnate. You probably recall that DLB received an Oscar for his script about the famed gay activist, as he reminds readers in the opening sentence of a blog posting today on The Daily Beast. Almost a year ago, I won an Oscar for writing Milk, a film about a famous gay-rights pioneer. . But he’s more than just an award-winning screenwriter — much more. DLB, according to DLB, spreads dewy enlightenment wherever he goes, even interrupting his directing debut for a Milk-inspired crusade. The sun was warm and the…

move over, kanye

Your ego has some competition. LeBron James — who calls himself the “King,” as do the sycophants in the sports media — recently named his five favorite athletes growing up. Tops on his list? LeBron James, who’s still looking for his first NBA championship. He’s the perfect American hero — all ego, no accomplishment. –CB