Sunday, June 11, 2006

Irrelevant rantings

Like all reasonable people, I find Ann Coulter repulsive in many ways – intellectually, viscerally, physically. Coulter, of course, is just a shrieking harpy incapable of reasonable debate, so it’s difficult to really blame her for her insane blathering. I do think that there are a lot of interesting contradictions in the garbage that spews out of her word-hole.

For example, Coulter castigated the 9/11 widows for being “self-obsessed” on an appearance on The Today Show. This is an ironic statement for someone who can’t put together two sentences without tossing her hair and re-crossing her miniskirted legs for the camera. (Coulter is sometimes promoted as a “sexy lady” Republican, which is somewhat confusing to anyone familiar with normal human females.)

She also railed against her favorite villain, The Left, for using the widows as mouthpieces that she’s not allowed to respond to.  But as Today Show host Matt Lauer pointed out, she is responding to them, and no one is stopping her.  If you’re getting schooled in a debate by Matt Lauer, you probably need to rethink your arguments.

In a typically hostile and defensive response to Lauer’s timid questioning about eroding support for the war in Iraq, Coulter insisted that the war in Iraq and the war on terror are one and the same. Again, I was surprised to hear that Coulter is opposed to terrorism — since she’s previously said she wished Timothy McVeigh should have blown up the New York Times building and suggested that someone poison Supreme Court Justice John Stevens.

In 2005 Coulter said she’s “not a big fan of the First Amendment.” I wonder, if she’s so opposed to free speech, why doesn’t she lead by example and shut the hell up?

Jayne Lady
Editorial Writer

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