Coulter Resets the Clock

Troubled by her Republican-Congressional-thumpin’ dash to political irrelevancy, Ann Coulter gets another 15 minutes:

Democratic Party boss Howard Dean demanded that Republican presidential candidates denounce conservative columnist Ann Coulter after she referred to Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards as a “faggot” during a speech Friday at a national conservative gathering.

Coulter, who was addressing the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C., said:

“I was going to have a few comments on the other Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, but it turns out you have to go into rehab if you use the word “faggot,” so I � so kind of an impasse, can’t really talk about Edwards.”

Naturally, given the big tent of which Republicans like to speak, the response was one of grave disapproval.

Members of the audience seemed startled, then many clapped, and she proceeded to open the floor to questions, reported

Oh, I’m sorry. They clapped. And they laughed. And there was even a bit of a cheer going on.

The audience may have been startled, but only because Ms. Mutton-Dressed-as-Lamb was willing to speak aloud what that crowd of bigots only dared to think.

I’m as confounded by gay Republicans as I am by gay Christians, although at least the Bible makes no bones about stoning them. Nothing will change until people on both sides of the aisle get tired of being useful idiots.

Update: It’s reassuring to see the number of Google searchers finding this site using the terms “Ann Coulter is an idiot.” Plenty of Republican bloggers and politicos are distancing themselves from the harpy, but the real test will be whether or not she gets invited back to their love-ins in the future.

I suspect this will not be the last time the right-wing gives her a venue for airing her idiocy.

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