Even rehab wouldn't help Coulter

Ann Coulter's one woman crusade to bring civility back to American politics took a turn for the worst today. Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference, she had this to say:

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.

Stay classy, Ann.


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Do you have to go into rehab if you use the word "twunt"?

Coulter is the poster child for what is wrong with America. In a rational culture at best she'd be laughed at, at worst, institutionalized. Here she appears on faux news shows making random ejaculations and getting outmaneuvered by intellectual giants such as Darryl Hannah (no slap to Ms. Hannah, who is doing wonderful work). And somewhere right now, someone is reading Coulter's best selling fiction book "Godless" and thinking it is actually serious journalism. The Twilight Zone couldn't write a character like her, because no one would believe it.

Watched the Coulter clip. IT WAS A JOKE! It was funny. What was the problem?

Edwards I seem to recall made a large fortune with his "Cerebral Palsy is caused by bad doctors" scam. It was total junk science yet as a lawyer he use it to defraud insurance companies and MDs so he could line his pockets with millions. So why are you so defensive of this known fraud. His actions and those of others like him did cause a jump in the number c-section done yet with no drop in the number of CP cases because failure to do a c-section was not the cause of CP. Rational scientists should be speaking out.

Trevor said:

So why are you so defensive of this known fraud.

I was not defending anything Edwards did as a lawyer. I was criticizing what counts as a "joke" to those who laughed along. If Coulter was actually criticizing Edwards for anything he did, that would be one thing. Instead we get a "joke" based on homophobia. If you want to attack Edwards for his actions, fair enough. But supporting Coulter's "joke" is, frankly, reprehensible.

By John Lynch (not verified) on 02 Mar 2007 #permalink

Trevor said "known fraud". That I did not know, any actual supporting info on this or are you an Ann Fan with just hearsay. I met the parents of a child who was severely injured and then reresented by Edwards. at the time the Las vegas news papers considered Edwards a hero.

By richCares (not verified) on 02 Mar 2007 #permalink

Richcares well you have rmeember that doctors in question were rich.

This means that God obviously loved them and gave them that money as a reward for their virtue.

By successfully suing them Edwards was acting contrary to the will of god and serving his (and all Democrats) true master - Satan.

Isn't that right, Trevor.

let's look at soem of those personal injury lawsuits in which Edwards viciously persecuted innocent corproations and doctors:


"5-year-old girl was disemboweled, but survived, after being caught and suctioned by wading pool's defective drain. Despite 12 prior suits with similar claims, manufacturer continued to make and sell drain covers lacking warnings. "

"850-lb. box delivered to attorney's home, fell on him breaking his back, causing paraplegia, and confinement to wheelchair."

"Infant suffered severe brain damage after obstetrician failed to moderate use of Picotin after baby displayed clear fetal distress."

"Doctor prescribed drug overdose of anti-alcoholism drug Antabuse, resulting in permanent brain and nerve damage."

What a scumbag.

By Ian Gould (not verified) on 02 Mar 2007 #permalink

Plus, the current scientific understanding of cerebral palsy all was published AFTER Edwards has quit his law career and moved into politics. At the time of his trials, he was acting on the best scientific knowledge available at the time.

Witness this gem of wisdom over at StopTheACLU:

I have an idea that she may have sunk the Edwards campaign, though. Democrats need the black vote and suspicions about Edwards would not go down well there.

By John Lynch (not verified) on 04 Mar 2007 #permalink