Friday, January 27, 2006

Ann Coulter: Raising the Level of Discourse

We've heard so much about how liberal commentators have lowered the standards in political discussion, it's refreshing when a real intellectual shows them how it's done:

(Via Editor & Publisher)
Universal Press Syndicate columnist Ann Coulter "joked" during a Thursday speech that liberal Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens should be poisoned. "We need somebody to put rat poisoning in Justice Stevens' creme brulee," Coulter said at Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Ark. "That's just a joke, for you in the media."

She made other "off-color" jokes about liberal Supreme Court justices that made the audience "squeal," according to an article today in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. No pies were thrown.

Coulter did provoke some booing, though, especially after she stopped two black men during questions, telling them, "I'm not gonna be lectured to," according to the newspaper account. She also was booed when she said that the crack cocaine epidemic "has pretty much gone away."

Blacks "are the most loyal group for Democrats and you ought to be getting a little more out of them by giving them competition through the Republicans," Coulter said.

She hailed the nomination of Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court, suggesting that now there might be a fair vote on abortion.

Afterward, black students stood around "lashing" back at Coulter's "rhetoric," the newspaper said. One sophomore girl said: "We need someone on the Democratic side who is just as outspoken as she is."

The college president, Walter Kimbrough, had told the audience, that inviting Coulter to speak at the black school made sense because like hip hoppers she is "raw, outspoken, uncensored." He also called her the "conservative answer to rapper Lil' Kim -- [both] attractive and sexy, long-haired blondes. ..."

Coulter said it was "the best introduction" she'd ever had.

Lil' Kim is currently in the middle of a 366-day jail sentence for perjury and conspiracy.
Ah, now that's a good comparison, as well as a hope to see her in Lil' Kim's place. For you in the media, that's not a joke . . .

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