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Sunday, June 11, 2006
TALK TO ME
I can't say that I was ever an Ann Coulter fan or an Ann Coulter critic. I was more like a non-fan, one who occasionally read her columns and laughed in agreement but one who did not do so consistently. But ever since she exposed those loathsome Jersey Girls for the grief peddlers that they are, I'm beginning to develop a newfound admiration for Ann. I probably won't buy her book, Godless: The Church of Liberalism, because I never buy and read such books primarily because I'm the world's slowest reader. However, an Ann Coulter talking doll is a possibility, especially when one of the things it says is: 'Why not go to war for oil? We need oil. What do Hollywood celebrities imagine fuels their private jets? How do they think their cocaine is delivered to them?' Bullseye!
This lengthy article in the UK's Guardian is actually a very good read.
Lethally blonde: Sean Penn has an Ann Coulter action figure on his desk - which he uses to put out his cigarettes.
Coulter's look is that of someone who has paid close attention to the hairstyles favoured in Stepford, and to the eyeliner worn by the evil android in Metropolis. Her motto might as well be: you can never be too rich, too thin, too blond, too tall, or too rude. She has a mane of expensively blond hair, the crane-limbed body type of a pterodactyl, and a smile that seems entirely un-Machiavellian.
As the first plane went into the World Trade Centre, Coulter was in a cab on her way to LaGuardia airport. She was listening to the radio she always carried with her, before i-Pods were invented. 'At first I thought it was some shock jock joke,' she says now, 'but then everyone was pulling the same joke'. When the second plane hit, she leaned forward and told the cab driver the news. He didn't react. He was a Muslim. Coulter was instantly alarmed.
When I ask who she thinks espouses these views, she shrugs and says, 'you've seen the maps'. As simple as that: wherever the America is conservative-coloured [on the political map], people agree with her. 'She's not so exceptional, and that's the shock,' an acquaintance later tells me, 'People disguise themselves as more sentimental, but what they really feel is probably closer to what she says. It's quite wrong to think [her position] is a redneck phenomenon.'
And about her book ... It's certainly riling the half-vast left-wing :~()
(dated 6/7/06) Ann Coulter Book Reviews Up At Amazon: I somehow doubt that 180 people have already read Ann's book (it just came out yesterday, for heaven's sake!), yet there are already a number of libs going on the attack...