The Corner

Educating Britney

My today column includes the following: “The wife of Maryland’s governor,

addressing a conference on domestic abuse, declared that she would shoot

Britney Spears if she had a gun.”

A reader has a follow-up that I didn’t know about: “Mr. Derbyshire—When

Britney was informed of Mrs. Ehrlich’s statement, she replied that Mrs.

Ehrlich was too uptight and, quote, ‘needed to get laid.’ Ironically enough,

Mrs. Ehrlich was pregnant at the time. Britney, like most of her generation,

probably does not apprehend the correlation of the two.”

Which is… what?