The Shallow Depp of Hollywood

Dear Mr. Kalb and Fellow Readers,

Here is a three-day old e-mail from NewsMax that evidences Ann Coulter’s hilarious gift to tag people and make it stick:

[Open quotes.] Back in 2003 Johnny Depp said, “America is dumb, it’s like a dumb puppy that has big teeth that can bite and hurt you, aggressive.”

Depp also said that he’d like his kids to see “America as a toy, a broken toy. Investigate it a little, check it out, get this feeling and then get out.”

A short while ago the actor left the U.S. for a tranquil life in France. What a difference some youthful jihad in the streets makes.

A recent headline on the Contact Music Web site read: “Depp: ‘I can’t stay in riot ravaged France.'”

Depp described the riots in France as “insane,” stating that “setting cars on fire is the new strike.”

“I went there [to France] to live because it seemed so simple. Now it’s anything but. I don’t know how they’ll recover from this.”

The Left Coast Report says it’s a shame that it takes terrorism in the streets for Depp to realize what “seemed so simple” isn’t. [Close quotes.]

Ann wrote just last week, “In other words, Duggan was the kind of disloyal, two-faced, back-stabbing weasel you rarely see outside of the entertainment industry.” See Last visited 11-23-05.

Depp is inside the entertainment industry.