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Friday, March 02, 2007

Dean Barnett on Coulter's Comments About Edwards

Posted by Dean Barnett | 6:54 PM

Idiotic. Disgusting. Stupid. Moronic.

I guess you could say that Ann loves to shock us, but at this point, who's shocked? She obviously can't behave well enough to attend a respectable political gathering. It's not a lack of intelligence. It's an indifference to self-control and a preening sort of narcissism that compels her to need the spotlight, even if it's unflattering.

Hmmmmm. Who does this remind me of?

Comments are astute:

Colin writes: Friday, March, 02, 2007 7:08 PM
The lady's got problems.

It was a good day for Romney, and for her, too, until that moment, but, instead, a), she stole the story, b) made it an ugly one, c) having received a semi-gracious quasi-intro from him, d) came close to endorsing him.

What a buzzkill for conservatives who until then were probably having a pretty good time of it all! Instead, as Ace points out, it almost validated McCain's distancing act, and ust after Romney had almost succeeded in turning "McCain-Feingold" and "McCain-Kennedy" into new cuss words, Ann instead brought us back to old prejudices and simple decent behavior. What a waste of time, but reminiscent of the confoundingly crude fixations that periodically creep into her discourse.

Better that it happened now than a year from now, and a warning, too. Barring an apology (from the woman whose theme song today was "I won't back down"?), don't expect to see Ann at very many even borderline mainstream conservative campaign events.

There's also a bit of back and forth about comments posted at the Huffington Post:

BlueTruth writes: Friday, March, 02, 2007 7:27 PM
I agree that the sentiments expressed by the HuffPo commentors was more despicable than Coulter's comments, but my point is that for as much of a stink that the right wing blogosphere made about the HuffPo comments I did not see or hear one repespected left wing pundit condone them. Coulter is a respected right wing pundit, not a trolling blogosphere commentor. And her continual slanderous and innappropriate comments get her what? More CPAC speaking gigs, more FOX exposure and longer lines of adoring right-wing fans.

I think it was a mistake for CPAC to invite her. It will be interesting to see if she gets invited next year.

At this point, it was probalbly smart for McCain to distance himself from CPAC.