March 4 2007

Good grief

(WARNING:there are inflammatory terms in this article, they are quotes and do not reflect my beliefs)

You know it’s going to be a good blogging day when the first thing you see upon logging in for the day is a picture of Ann Coulter. Oh Ann…what cooky, crazy thing did you say this time?

As I said last time I talked about her, I try to remain politically neutral, but, darn it, she just makes you go “Really…for the love of god…STOP TALKING!” This isn’t about politics when it comes to my feelings towards her, it comes down to common human decency. I don’t rank this latest thing quite as bad as attack the 9/11 widows the way she did, but it seems she is incapable of opening her mouth without something forehead smacking coming out.

This time she was speaking at the 34th Conservative Political Action Conference, where she said:

“I was going to have a few comments on the other Democratic presidential candidate, John Edwards, but it turns out that you have to go into rehab if you use the word ‘faggot,’ so I’m – so, kind of at an impasse, can’t really talk about Edwards, so I think I’ll just conclude here and take your questions,”

Really? School yard name calling? Is she next going to be calling candidates she doesn’t like “doody heads”? Do they have “cooties”? According to the Wikipedia entry on her, this isn’t the first instance of her doing this.

On the July 26, 2006 episode of CNBC’s “The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch” Coulter made a statement that Clinton shows “some level of latent homosexuality.” On the July 27, 2006, edition of MSNBC’s Hardball, host Chris Matthews asked Coulter, “How do you know that Bill Clinton is gay?”, in reference to her comment the night before. Coulter responded, “I don’t know if he’s gay. But Al Gore — total fag.”

You know, there is an old notion that words you choose to describe someone else is really a reflection on yourself. I am by no means calling her gay, but her choice of words certainly reflects on her level of maturity. If the best she can offer up is adolescent taunts, she’s just not even really worth the time.

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