Some of you have been asking “What has happened to Ann Coulter lately? We have not seen much of her.” Well, I’ve been seeing a lot of Ann, so I’m not quite sure what you are asking about. Coulter has continued to write for her usual outlets, including her column in Human Events which, which I read. The difference between a year and a half or so ago and now is that mainstream media has stopped picking her up. I think her run in with Elizabeth Edwards that served as the last straw in that regard.
I read Coulter’s column for obvious reasons, but I should point out that I don’t subscribe to Human Events. Ann just sends me her columns (or most of them, anyway). And I thought a brief quote the last one would be of special interest. I have been suggesting (this is mostly off line) that not only will we see nothing more of Sarah Palin (nothing of consequence) but also that the Republicans would now throw McCain under the bus.
This is not so much a Republican thing. Both parties tend to throw the losing candidate under the buss to some extent. It is not always a career ender, and sometimes has no consequence at all. (The Democrats did not throw Al Gore under the bus because he actually won that race, in case you were wondering.)
Anyway, here’s Ann Coulter throwing John McCain under the bus:
How could Republicans go after … Obama … on planning to bankrupt the coal companies when McCain supports the exact same cap and trade policies and earnestly believes in global warming?
How could we go after Obama for his illegal alien aunt and for supporting driver’s licenses for illegal aliens when McCain fanatically pushed amnesty along with his good friend Teddy Kennedy?
How could we go after Obama for Jeremiah Wright when McCain denounced any Republicans who did so?
How could we go after Obama for planning to hike taxes on the “rich,” when McCain was the only Republican to vote against both of Bush’s tax cuts on the grounds that they were tax cuts for the rich?
And why should Republican activists slave away working for McCain when he has personally, viciously attacked: John O’Neill and the Swift Boat Veterans, National Right to Life director Doug Johnson, evangelical pastors Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson and John Hagee, various conservative talk radio hosts, the Tennessee Republican Party and on and on and on?
Source: Email from Ann Coulter.