09 June 2006

I'll believe she's human when I see the DNA results....

In the 2000 film, Way of the Gun, comedienne Sarah Silverman had a small role credited only as "Raving Bitch." No cool segue here, that just came to me for some reason.

You have to hand it to Ann Coulter; every time you think she's managed to drag punditry as far into the gutter as possible, she simply wipes her brow and keeps on clawing her way to new depths. (And, for the record, by "punditry," I absolutely mean the rhetorical equivalent of rolling, naked, in filth, and flinging her own feces while jibbering incoherently).

NBC's Today was kind enough to, once again, offer Coulter a national platform so she could vomit forth her "commentary" to as many people as possible. Morning viewers were treated to this insightful exchange with Matt Lauer:
LAUER: Do you believe everything in the book, or do you put some things in there just to cater to your base?

COULTER: No, of course, I believe everything.

LAUER. All right. On the 9-11 widows, and in particular a group that has been outspoken and critical of the administration: "These self-obsessed women seem genuinely unaware that 9-11 was an attack on our nation and acted as if the terrorist attacks only happened to them." "[T]hey believe the entire country was required to marinate in their exquisite personal agony. Apparently, denouncing Bush was an important part of their closure process."

And this part is the part I really need to talk to you about: "These broads are millionaires, lionized on TV and in articles about them, revelling in their status as celebrities and stalked by grief-arazzis. I've never seen people enjoying their husbands' death so much."

While the far right /GOP (same difference, after all) has consistently made the point that there can be no valid crticism of El Presidente--it all stems from "Bush-hating"--few have done so in such despicable fashion. Clearly, what's obvious to just about everyone else in the country, is that these women have far more important reasons to want answers about 9/11. Unfortunately, as logic often does, this presents quite the quandry for one-note jokes like Coulter.

Because she cannot refute the fact that the Jersey Girls cared far more about the goals and findings of the 9/11 commission than did George Bush, Coulter is left with the only club in the Right's bag: The critics are just spewing partisan hatred. As witless as this particular attack dog apologist is, even SHE realizes this is an impossible sell. Need proof? Shortly after the above exchange, Coulter tried to justify it, thussly:
"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're allowed to respond to? No, no, no, we always have to respond to someone who just had a family member die."
Not surprisingly, Coulter hangs her explanation on an utterly false premise that she presents as fact. Even a grieving family member can have his/her arguments addressed on their merits. As noted, though, the only "response" Coulter has, is a baseless ad hominem attack. In this case, it's a more blatanly inappropriate strategy than, perhaps, ever before, and, as a result, it has her frothing in an impotent rage. Clearly, after four and a half years of this frustration, her taste for Dear Leader's shoe leather got the better of her and she decided that it was open season on terror widows.

She's the GOP's poster girl. We must make them own her and all of her venom.

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