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Obligatory post

This is my obligatory post about how Ann Coulter is very horrible and terrible, and should be condemned for her hate-filled vitriol, and blah blah blah. (Plus she looks like a man, don't you know? Insert favorite Adam's apple joke here.)

Now that I've got that out of the way, maybe I should point out the rather obvious fact that all of Coulter's detractors are just helping her sell books. Prior to the Bush administration, Coulter languished as a fourth-rate pundit specializing in constitutional law (*yawn*.) She quickly learned that she could get all the attention she wanted by being as outrageous as possible. She embraces her image as some kind of evil, satanic harridan. Glenn was joking when he observed that the pub date for her latest crappy book was 6/6/06. As someone who works in the publishing industry, however, I can assure you that this was no coincidence.

I've taken Ann Coulter to task before for her stupid comments, but, as with Ted Rall, I'm not sure why I bother. Giving either of them any additional attention would be giving them exactly what they want.


I actually agreed with much of what she said until she tossed in the typically over-the-top comment at the end.

I personally am damned tired of what Coulter was trying to point out: people who have lost loved ones who obviously have a political agenda, being considered to be:

a) sages and authorities on terror and 9/11 and

b) impervious to rebuttal no matter how noxious their comments are.

Witness today, Nick Bird's father blaming Bush for the death of his son rather than Zarq who too his life.

The man is my age and I remember his type well. They were far to the left of me, (which in the 1960s wasn't easy!).

I have moved on from that part of my life.

Mr. Bird is still in a time warp fighting LBJ, Vietnam, and the military indutrial complex. Only now it's Bush, Iraq and Rummy.

What a sad man. I mourn his loss but do not respect the man.

So sue me.

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