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Wednesday, June 07, 2006
Dear Mr. Coulter
Most of us long ago figured out that you are a nut job who lacks the common decency God gave a cockroach... (No one with any candle wattage takes you seriously any more, and many of us are having a hard time figuring out why supposedly legitimate news outlets continue to give you air time...) That said, I was, for some reason, surprised to read and watch your latest comments in support of your book, which was appropriately released on your very special day.

My surprise comes not from the fact that you would choose to slime the widows of 9/11 as "witches" and "harpies" who are "enjoying their husbands deaths" because they have committed the sin of not supporting George W. Bush (a thing that so hurts your little Brownshirt heart). That, I would expect. What surprised me is that you would make those comments, of all places, in New York. In fact, you spend a lot of time in New York, making speeches and appearing on Fox News -- the pursuits that for you substitute for actual employment. ... If I were you, Mr. Coulter (or may I call you Ann?) I would begin spending my time somewhere else. New Yorkers probably don't like you very much today.

And by the way, I can understand why you wouldn't be able to relate to women who have had to explain to their children why their dads were immolated alive in terror attacks that turned the simple act of going to work or getting on an airplane into a date with death. You wouldn't understand that, Ann, because, in point of fact, no one actually loves you -- and particularly, no one loves you enough to actually breed with you (provided they could figure out whether you would, in fact, be supplying the sperm, or the egg...)

To put it plainly, you, sir, are a disgrace to men in short, tight skirts -- most of whom at least have the class to put their girl names in "quotes" and follow them with a campy surname like "Galore"... Your comments were not only Nazi-like in their depravity at suggesting both that anyone who criticizes either the president or the administration's preparation for, and response to terrorism should be ridiculed off the public stage, that the very act of loss in the 9/11 attacks makes the widows ineligble to speak on the subject of terrorism or public policy, and that because you disagree with them, you -- whom no sane man or woman would touch without a full course of penicilin and a hermetic body glove -- have a right to question not only their grief and sincerity, but their marriages ... they were unfit for presentation by any credible news outlet. That you were given so much air time to waddle your massive Adam's apple before the cameras yesterday is perhaps the biggest insult of all. For God sakes, even coven of bitter, fake "conservative" malcontents and your bulk-sold "best selling" books with you (pity you can't get on the Times' list one book at a time the way the real authors do...) Because if you choose to stay, I would deem it within the rights of every New Yorker (and by the way, I'm a New Yorker,) to greet you when they see you with the courtesy you deserve. And here's hoping it's laced with garlic and yesterday's hummus.

Good day, sir. Oh, and might I suggest a title for your next book: Ann Coulter -- Man of Godlessness

Update: The Jersey Girls respond, and the Hillary Empire strikes back

Update: left, right and center weigh in on Satan's Chambermanmaid, as the Left Coaster so deftly puts it:

Hugh Hewitt cuts to the chase:

Ann Coulter owes an apology to the widows of 9/11, and she should issue it immediately. This is beyond callous, beyond any notion of decency. It is disgusting.
Right Wing Nut House hits yet another rhetorical home run:

I have pretty much ignored Ann Coulter for the last year or so. As her celebrity has grown – actually since she appeared on the cover of Time Magazine – she has had to make ever more outrageous and off the wall statements in order to maintain her position as a “controversial” commentator. This has often placed her at odds with many of us who, while generally in agreement with much of her critique of American liberalism, nevertheless recoil in horror and disgust at her rhetoric.

She has descended into a black hole of necessity from which there is no escape; where she is forced to please her rabid base of red meat conservatives usually by going beyond the bounds of decency and proper public discourse in order to make a point that could have been made without resorting to the kind of hurtful, hateful, personal attacks that have become a hallmark of her war with liberals.

Make no mistake. Ann Coulter is a brutish lout, a conservative ogre who should be denied a public platform to spout what any conservative with an ounce of integrity and intellectual honesty should be able to see as unacceptable. To descend to the level of your opponents in order to criticize them is not an excuse. And for such a gifted wordsmith, Coulter does not have the excuse of ignorance.
Lew Rockwell sez:

The point Ann Coulter is trying to make is that the experience of the 911 widows, Cindy Sheehan, and other victims of the current wars is not a logical trump card to validate particular arguments against the government and these wars (although they can be rightly used in persuasion). For instance just because the Jersey girls want more Port restrictions and border controls, doesn't mean they're valid and justifiable means. Of course out of sheer idiocy and complete immaturity she goes way beyond this valid point by failing distinguish between the people and their arguments, as such weakening her point.

"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."

Here we see Ann the collectivist, socialist at heart. Those husbands working in the WTC don't belong to families in New Jersey, they belong to the collective national will, therefore these women are self-obsessed whinny witches. Maybe Ann's upset that the attack had nothing to do with her, so she feels the need to malign grieving widows and commandeer 911 victims for the national cause. In any case, I guess we shouldn't expect much in the way of fides, spes, or caritas from a book titled Godless by a woman not as nearly bright as most men in a mental institution

Looks like Newsbusters and the FReepers are all you've got left, Mr. Coulter...

And finally, here's one hell of an idea.

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posted by JReid @ 8:58 PM  
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