Not many stories from the weekend are getting more attention than the offensive slur that conservative commentator Ann Coulter aimed at Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards.
I wasn’t too thrilled when I heard about this, but I had no idea that this “botched joke” would has as much, if not more reaction that the Kerry one saying our mostly college educated troops aren’t smart.
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.”
She later told The New York Times that “c’mon, it was a joke. I would never insult gays by suggesting that they are like John Edwards. That would be mean.”
Mary at Freedom Eden has a list of quotes from Howard Dean, meant NOT as jokes, yet didn’t get the same amount of uproar as this did.
“The comments were completely inappropriate and there should be no place for such name-calling in political debate,” said Republican presidential candidate and former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani.
Is he bloomin’ kidding? Politicians have taken name calling to a whole new level. It’s become a freakin’ art with them.
“Bottom line: Coulter’s remark was indefensible,” wrote conservative Ed Morrissey at Captain’s Quarters. “She had the right to say it, but that doesn’t make her right for saying it, and she deserves every bit of criticism she’s getting.”
Yeah, she does deserve some criticism. However, you’d think that no one, left or right, had said anything even more absurd. Look at the Air America types, they make their living trashing this country and the administration. Hmmm… and failing miserably I might add. Have you ever listened to Rhandi Rhodes, or whatever her name is? The major difference: Most of the time, Ann is right.
Now, we can all move on, get over it, and concentrate on what is really important? Like say, WINNING the war, securing our borders, or perhaps defeating liberalism?