Wednesday, June 14, 2006

The Worst Person In The World, Part III

Over at The Sideshow, Avedon Carol nails the answer to the question of why the 9/11 Widows have Ann Coulter's panties in such a bunch. In a nutshell, Coulter's upset because, in Coulter's own words, the 9/11 Widows aren't somebody that Coulter and her ilk are "allowed to respond to."

If they have a point to make about the 9-11 commission, about how to fight the war on terrorism, how about sending in somebody we are allowed to respond to. No-No-No. We always have to respond to someone who just had a family member die.

Of course, to the Bush Cult, "respond" doesn't involve engaging any points made in any meaningful way. "Respond," in the Cult's lexicon, means "to attack personally by questioning their motives, their sincerity, and/or their patriotism, thereby stifling debate." Do that to widows, and people, shall we say, object.

Fortunately, it sees as if Coulter's even gone too far for the likes of Rick Santorum, a guy so loopy he can't tell the difference between homosexuality and bestiality. In a recent interview, Santorum backed away from Coulter so fast he left skidmarks:

MICHAEL SMERCONISH: With regard to a certain group of 9/11 widows Ann Coulter in her new book says, 'I've never seen people enjoying their husbands' deaths so much.' I'm appalled by that. Are you appalled by that?


SEN. SANTORUM: Probably more then you are. I mean this is ridiculous. I mean Ann is what? Ann is someone who is out there trying to sell books and, you know appeal to a certain audience and I guess she's doing it.

SMERCONISH: But you're not in that audience to which she's appealing?

SANTORUM: No, no, I don't consider myself, I'm not a part of that audience at all that's really on the edge as far as I'm concerned, maybe over the edge.

SMERCONISH: Yes, over the edge. I applaud you, I applaud you for saying that.

Even the loonies over at (some of them at least) think Crazy Ann has gone too far.:

It is high time to "excommunicate" Ann Coulter from the conservative movement. So I am issuing this call to the conservative movement across the country: Boycott Ann Coulter! Do not buy her book. Do not attend her speaking engagements. My goal is to see her new book fall off the New York Times Top 10 Bestseller List very soon.

How nuts do you have to be before you've lost Rick Santorum and We may finally have an answer.


LongHairedWeirdo said...

Ah, but you got to understand, Coulter is a satirist. It's all a joke! You just don't have the right sense of humor.

For example, you probably think it's funny that Delay, a big god-squadder, is involved in corruption up past his earlobes. That's not funny; that's a Democratic smear campaign.

Oh, damn, I said "Democratic". That proves my sense of humor is faulty too. You're only allowed to use that ironically. Oh well.

Where was I? Oh, yeah, funny.

But when the Democrats say that they don't like torture, imprisonment without a fair hearing (NB: I did not say "trial"), and lawbreaking in the performance of the official duties of the executive branch, that is funny, because we all "know" that Democrats have traditionally never cared about torture, imprisonment, or corruption.

For The Trees said...

She's the prostate cancer of the conservatives. Good on her. Die, Reds, Die!!

And whatever happened to the Red Menace? We used to have whole generations who reviled Kruschev, the Red Menace of the World...Now we've got the Red Menace of the World behind OUR Iron Curtain...

Indiana Joe said...

The Republicans are only criticizing Coulter for catching flak for her comments. I'll believe they are disavowing her when they start disagreeing with her on substantial matters.