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Uncle Sam
Yes, the Wicked Witch of the Right is going down with the rest of the rats on the sinking USS Bush.

Here's the original witty, erudite commentary from the Wicked Witch at the American Conservative Union Political Action Conference:



Seriously. I cannnot believe this woman gets airtime. She is a toxic, evil woman, who seems to only get more heinous with age.

Remember the Jersey Girls comments about the activist 9/11 widows from New Jersey who were seeking information about their husbands' deaths? Coulter had this to say:

These broads are millionaires, lionized on TV and in articles about them, reveling in their status as celebrities and stalked by grief-arazzis. These self-obsessed women seemed genuinely unaware that 9/11 was an attack on our nation and acted as if the terrorist attacks happened only to them. ... I've never seen people enjoying their husbands' deaths so much ... the Democrat ratpack gals endorsed John Kerry for president ... cutting campaign commercials... how do we know their husbands weren't planning to divorce these harpies? Now that their shelf life is dwindling, they'd better hurry up and appear in Playboy."

The woman is 45 and has never been married (who the hell would be insane enough to want to live with someone with such a poisonous personality, even if she does have blonde hair and long legs?) and she's professing to know something about a widow's grief?

What's more, she is completely unrepentant about the Edwards comment. This is her response on Hannity and Colmes:

"The word I used has nothing to do with sexual preference. It is a schoolyard taunt, and unless you're going to announce here on national TV that John Edwards, married father of many children, is gay, it clearly had nothing to do with that. It's a schoolyard taunt."

Listen to yourself, woman! "It's a schoolyard taunt." Which, I might add, doesn't even belong in the schoolyard. But it certainly doesn't belong in a mature, political debate.

But here's some good news from CNN:

"At least three major companies want their ads pulled from Ann Coulter's Web site, following customer complaints about the right-wing commentator referring to Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards as a "faggot."

Verizon, Sallie Mae and Georgia-based NetBank each said they didn't know their ads were on AnnCoulter.com until they received the complaints".

And this Open Letter from conservative bloggers to the sponsors of the CPAC conference is worth reading:

http://www.theamericanmind.com/2007/03/05/an-open-letter-to-cpac-sponsors-and-organizers-regarding-ann-coulter/

Here's a few highlights:

"The legendary conservative thinker Richard Weaver wrote a book entitled Ideas Have Consequences. Rush Limbaugh has said again and again that “words mean things.” Both phrases apply to Coulter’s awful remarks.

Coulter’s vicious word choice tells the world she care little about the feelings of a large group that often feels marginalized and despised.

and

"How can we teach young conservatives to fight for their principles with civility and respect when Ann Coulter is allowed to address the conference? Coulter’s invective is a sign of weak thinking and unprincipled politicking.

CPAC sponsors, the Age of Ann has passed. We...request that CPAC speaking invitations no longer be extended to Ann Coulter."

One can only hope that the Age of Ann has passed. Then let's move on to the passing of blowhards like Bill O'Reilly. Then perhaps we can actually get on to intelligent political discourse with "civility and respect."

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