Friday, June 09, 2006
9/11 Commissioner Criticizes Coulter
After watching Ann Coulter for years as she pops into my screen before I can switch the channel, Howling Latina has come to the ever-increasingly evident conclusion that it's all a con game.
No one could be that insensitive; and like Howard Stern's shtick on radio-land, Coulter has become a political pundit shock jock.
Just in time to launch her latest drivel to the number one spot on the New York Times best selling list, Coulter's outrageous comments have created quite the recent ruckus.
Appearances at the "Today Show," "The Situation Room" with Tucker Carlson, and Lord knows where else (although she hasn't made it to the "Steve Colbert Report.")
Indeed, a Democratic congressmen even denounced Coulter inside the bowels of Congress.
Rep. Rahm Emmanuel, D-Ill., said Thursday on the House floor that Coulter is a "hatemonger" and called on Republicans to denounce her: "I must ask my colleagues on the other side of the aisle: Does Ann Coulter speak for you when she suggests poisoning not Supreme Court Justices or slanders the 9/11 ... widows? If not, speak now. Your silence allows her to be your spokesman."The Associated Press via Forbes also reports that Sept. 11 commissioner Tim Roehmer has asked decent folks to help Ann recover from her predisposition to insults by not buying her latest trash.
"Americans shouldn't contribute to her profiting from these vicious remarks," he is quoted.
Remarks, which HL might add, are meant to offend, anger and create the all-important buzz.
But folks, save yourself the $$$. If Coulter is down to attacking poor 9/11 widows, she's obviously hitting her bottom in the barrel of ideas. Without book sales, she'll hopefully join a 12-step program of recovery and see the bankruptcy of her words.
Besides, she can't forever strut around in a tight little skirt and flip her blond mane; she'll eventually be too old for the gig.
Hat tip to Improvisations for the lovely Coulter picture that so perfectly captures her spirit.