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Creep of the Week: Ann Coulter

By | 2007-03-08T09:00:00-05:00 March 8th, 2007|Opinions|

Ann Coulter is class in a glass – and only because both words contain the word “ass.” Okay, lame joke, but it doesn’t hold a candle (or, as she might quip, a flaming “faggot rag-head 9-11 widow”) to Coulter’s latest attempt at stand-up.
Why Coulter feels she needs to try her hand at comedy when her whole career is a joke is beyond me. Yet try she did in a March 2 speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference. “I was going to have a few comments on the other Democratic presidential candidate, John Edwards,” she said. “But it turns out that you have to go into rehab if you use the word ‘faggot,’ so I’m kind of at an impasse, can’t really talk about Edwards.”
Get it? John Edwards is a big fag! Ha! ROTFLMAO! Or, I would be, if the joke was at all funny. It isn’t. Nor is it based in reality. Even Fox News darling Michelle Malkin called it “a stinker.”
While there were some chuckles and applause from the CPAC audience at Coulter’s “faggot” joke, conservatives aren’t laughing now. In fact, they’re scrambling to distance themselves from Coulter, who has managed to clear her slate of supporters faster than a Baby Ruth bar thrown in the water can clear a public pool.
Presidential hopefuls Mitt Romney, Rudolph Giuliani, and John McCain all responded to the incident calling it “an offensive remark,” “completely inappropriate” and “wildly inappropriate” respectively.
“Ann Coulter not only once again went out of her way to use a nasty epithet, she pushed her offensiveness up a notch,” Amy Ridenour, president of National Center for Public Policy Research, a CPAC sponsor, told Reuters March 4. “We conservatives have enough trouble overcoming the false things that are said about us without paying for a platform upon which we shoot ourselves annually in the foot.”
Coulter’s response to all this?
“I’m so ashamed, I can’t stop laughing,” she wrote on her Web site. Then she told the New York Times, “C’mon, it was a joke. I would never insult gays by suggesting that they are like John Edwards. That would be mean.”
“When any conservative group invites the venomously tongued Ann Coulter to speak, it is inviting trouble. She is crazed,” John W. Mashek wrote March 5 in U.S. News & World Report.
“Crazed” is too gentle. I seriously think Coulter is a sociopath.
Apparently I’m not the only one who thinks she has problems. In a March 4 column, Accuracy in Media editor Cliff Kincaid called Coulter “The Britney Spears of the Right.”
“Ironically, Coulter’s ‘joke’ about Edwards was presented in the context of saying that if she used the word ‘faggot’ to describe him, she would have to go into rehab,” wrote Kincaid. “The idea of getting Coulter some professional help doesn’t sound so funny to me.”
I’d say Coulter needs to check herself before she wrecks herself, but really, what’s left to save?

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