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Monday, March 05, 2021

Ann Coulter certainly has a way with words:

Ann Coulter made the comment while talking about Democratic presidential hopefuls to GOP activists attending the annual Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday.

“I was going to have a few comments on the other Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, but it turns out you have to go into rehab if you use the word ‘faggot,’ so I - so kind of an impasse, can’t really talk about Edwards,” Coulter said.

For the Republican Party, Coulter is now a flesh-and-blood embodiment of Ross Perot’s “crazy aunt in the basement”: Too integral to the conservative cause to exile altogether, but too much of a loose wire to associate with in public. The GOP will be keeping her off to the fringe for the rest of the 2008 election season.

I would speculate that Coulter intentionally torpedoed herself off the campaign trail, both to generate some handy controversy for pumped-up book/appearance sales and to free up her time. That’ll happen anyway, but it’s more a byproduct of her lack of self-editing.

by Costa Tsiokos, Mon 03/05/2021 08:05:42 AM
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  1. She’s been saying this kind of stuff for years. Been fired for it before, in fact. I’m amazed they care now.

    Comment by Thud — 03/05/2021 @ 11:29:39 AM

  2. She’s all about the controversy, remember her comments about the 9/11 widows, and pretty much every time she opens her mouth? I can’t even take her serious she’s so extreme, she comes off like a nut.

    Comment by Tara — 03/06/2021 @ 01:41:29 AM

  3. The scary thing is, someone is taking her seriously. A lot of someones, if her book sales are an indication.

    Yes, what she says for public consumption is calculated to attract controversy. During election season, I’d think the GOP would want her to reign it in a bit when she’s on their stage, though.

    I’m not saying her career is over — it’s definitely not — but I’d be surprised if Republicans invite her to any more stump sessions. She’s done her job at the right time; a repeat performance would serve no purpose.

    Comment by CT — 03/06/2021 @ 08:18:50 PM

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