Wednesday, March 07, 2007
So conservative columnist Ann Coulter is catching a lot of flak for the Left (to be expected) and the Right (not expected) for daring to make a reference towards John Edwards sexuality (and yeah, he's married with kids, but so was Jim McGreevey) during a speech she made at the recent CPAC. The same John Edwards who had no problem hiring a couple of Christian-bashing liberals to help run his campaign blog recently. The same John Edwards who screams about poverty while living in a $6 million-dollar mansion. The same John Edwards who lashes at a war in Iraq that he voted for. But because of Ms. Coulter that's all old news now.
Well, not only do I say "Get Over It!" (esp. since Coulter's not a politician, but a political pundit), but what startles me is how the reaction in this latest Coulter brouhaha once again shows how even conservatives can be quick to fall into the trap of liberal hypocrisy. After all, Coulter never actually called Edwards a "faggot". At best, she implied it. And if Bill Maher can get away with "implying" that Dick Cheney should die, than what's the big deal about Coulter's "joke"? Then too, not including those leftwing nuts who literally hate her existence (pretty much the same way I feel about Rosie O'Donnell), conservatives should long be well aware of Coulter's use of wit and satire to spark humor, which even if some don't like (or get) at times, it's nowhere near the consistent incendiary, hateful darts hurled by liberal pundits towards conservatives. Even more reason for Coulter's (who mostly received applause during her speech) gutsy approach to politics to be praised rather than dissed by the side she speaks for.
Yet, some conservatives (led, in part, by an obviously jealous Michelle Malkin, supporter of Japanese internment and race hater Ward Connerly) are ready to hurl Coulter to the wolves. Nevermind the fact that Coulter's joke was obviously in reference to the recent raucous of liberal p.c. surrounding "Grey's Anatomy" actor Isiah Washington's sudden need for rehab after he dared to hurl the supposedly anti-gay f-word at a co-star.
But Coulter's remark makes all the news while Maher's barely gets press. But that's to be expected if you have any idea of the power of the liberal press. What wasn't expected is so many so-called conservatives falling for liberal hypocrisy to the point that they'd turn their backs on one of their own.