Saturday, February 26, 2005

Crazy Ann's Gone Off Her Meds. Again.

For those not paying attention to l'affaire Gannon/Guckert in the US, a summary:
  • White House accredits reporter, despite no history of this man actually, you know, reporting.
  • "Reporter" Jeff Gannon turns out to be "Reporter" James Guckert.
  • White House reporters are not supposed to be allowed to use pseudonyms. Guckert did.
  • Guckert was notable for tossing softballs towards McLellan and Bush during press conferences. This eventually got the notice of the left blogosphere, where it was discovered the Guckert might in fact have been a gay prostitute.


So anyway, that's all as a background to this lovely gem, courtesy of Ann "Blame Canada, Arabs, and anyone else I think I can get away with" Coulter:

Press passes can't be that hard to come by if the White House allows that old Arab Helen Thomas to sit within yards of the president. Still, it would be suspicious if [Maureen] Dowd were denied a press pass while someone from "Talon News" got one, even if he is a better reporter. [emphasis mine]

Ahem. Where to begin?

I used to spend a lot of energy trying to get people to take Ann Coulter seriously (as a threat, not a commentator) but that required the enormous effort on my part to take her seriously first. But let's just state the obvious here: If Ann had written "jew" and "Wolf Blitzer" instead of "arab" and "Helen Thomas", people would notice. Instead, this is just crazy Ann being, well, crazy. Unfortunately, I think that's her game - she lowers the bar so much, that when the President of the United States proposes gulags in Cuba, Iraq and Afghanistan, people say "Well, at least it's not as bad as Coulter!"

Having written this much about Crazy Ann, I feel the need for a shower. And maybe a drink.

1 comment:

Vicki said...

Ann Coulter's name as an anagram:


Just thought I'd throw that in.