CINCINNATi (TDB) -- This whizzed by on C-SPAN: It sounded like Ann Coulter closed her remarks at the Conservative Political Action Conference by slurring Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards as a "faggot." Turns out the suckfish really did use that venomous word in public and aimed it at the former North Carolina senator, which means that she has lumber in her head, the spot where the vast majority of humans have brains.
"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 the you use the word faggot -- so kind of an impasse, can't really talk about Edwards," Coulter said.
The crowd clapped with leering approval. Edwards has Coulter on his Web site, and watching her is like gazing into a coalpit.
[UPDATE: Edwards WEIGHED IN today with a statement saying that Coulter's comments were offensive because she used an anti-gay slur. H/T to Brewed Fresh Daily for passing the word about the candidate's reaction.]
There is an old saying: Against stupidity the very gods themselves contend in vain. It applies to Ann Coulter, who is cursed with a gift for verbal gaudiness, ignorance, wickedness and a talent for selling corn to pigs. She has a dull mind and hair that is made from porcupine quills. Perhaps she was drunk, which would explain the lack of her temperance. There is no point claiming she might be crazy -- that would merely insult the ill.
Coulter could probably answer this question: Why is it that blondes rose to prominence in Nazi Germany? Answer: They were Hitler's dream girls.
The Edwards camp sent an e-mail to supporters signed by campaign manager David Bonior, the former Michigan congressman who asked for "Coulter Cash" against the bigoted conservative columnist. "This is just a taste of the filth that the right-wing machine is gearing up to throw at us. And now that it's begun, we have a choice: Do we sit back, or do we fight back? I say we fight, Help us raise $100,00 in 'Coulter Cash' this week to show every would-be Republican mouthpiece that their bigoted attacks will not intimidate this campaign. I just threw in 100 bucks. Will you join me."
For some reason, the newspapers DID NOT REPORT Coulter's foul mouth and use of a venomous word. Newspapers that carry her column should cancel immediately. Editors who don't are fools for consorting with a bigot.