I just watched Ann Coulter on Hannity and Colmes and she is all that and a bag of chips. She makes no excuses for the schoolyard term.
I may have read too much into the remark or maybe she is scary smart. But her usage of the word faggot is the one we used when I was in grade school. We used to call a kid a faggot that was totally, utterly uncool. Like Wolcott. A loser. You know those kids - the one that ratted you out, or loved being the hall monitor, the one with the short pants.
She said John Edwards is a wuss, a pussy, a waldo, a geek, a putz, a faggot. He is. She said if he was gay it would have been an epithet, but he is married with children so how can it be an insult?
When asked what she thought of the three presidential candidates apologizing for her remarks, she smirked, why should they apologize for me? Barack Obama showed spine when he wouldn't apologize for David Geffen's remarks. And, she said, those same presidential candidates are going to be doing a lot of apologizing for her in the coming year. Ha!
I disagree with Malkin when she said, "with a single word, Coulter sullied the hard work of hundreds of CPAC participants and exhibitors and tarred the collective reputation of thousands of CPAC attendees." Let's be straight here, nobody was even talking about CPAC until Coulter entered stage right. Now it's all they are talking about.
My point is I hate how the right has completely thrown her under the bus. She is a brilliant, beautiful, acerbic, bright light of the right. The right can't run fast enough the other way. Seems to me they are a bunch of faggots as well.
Gratuitous blog candy. Book signing June '06
UPDATE: Here's the video of Coulter on Hannity, click here.
UPDATE: Check out The Washington Times here;
Ann Coulter's use of a vulgar epithet for former Sen. John Edwards, North Carolina Democrat, continued to elicit harsh rebukes yesterday, including one from fellow pundit Michelle Malkin, who attended the 34th annual Conservative Political Action Conference, where Miss Coulter made her Friday speech.
"There are countless conservatives who bring their children to CPAC. It's a family-friendly event," Mrs. Malkin wrote at her Web site, www.michellemalkin.com. "We expect CPAC to be a place where conservative role models speak with clarity, passion and integrity. There are enough spewers of mindless filth, vulgarity and hatred on TV, at the movies and in the public schools. We don't expect our children to be exposed to that garbage at the nation's pre-eminent conservative gathering. ...
"With a single word, Coulter sullied the hard work of hundreds of CPAC participants and exhibitors and tarred the collective reputation of thousands of CPAC attendees. At a reception for college students held by the Young America's Foundation, I lambasted the substitution of stupid slurs for persuasion ... and urged the young people there to conduct themselves at all times with dignity in their ideological battles on and off campus."
One blogger who refused to join the online chorus denouncing Miss Coulter was Pamela Geller Oshry.
"The right side of the blogosphere has completely distanced themselves from her," Mrs. Oshry wrote at her Atlas Shrugs blog, www.atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com. "Everyone is shocked, shocked I tell you. Yawn. ... The left's position was made clear by [Massachusetts Sen. John] Kerry's mentioning of Dick Cheney's gay daughter during the presidential debate in 2004."
UPDATE: BTW, I think this is completely and utterly wrong. Out of control. I don't recognize us. When did we lost our self confidence? This is an organized lynching. Banishing Ann? Have we gone fookin nuts?
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