Columnist, wordsmith James Kilpatrick dies at 89

Monday, August 16, 2010 | 5:32 p.m. CDT; updated 5:43 p.m. CDT, Monday, August 16, 2010

WASHINGTON — James J. Kilpatrick's in-your-face, conservative bickering with liberal commentator Shana Alexander three decades ago was famously parodied — and then copied for years to come on broadcast and cable channels.