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June 10, 2006

Coulter, Jersey Girls and Politcial Agendas- what a mess.

When I first heard Ann Coulter's comments on the widows of September 11 I was disappointed. This is what I heard on CNN in my office and what was played on the radio on my way to work last week:

"I've never seen people enjoying their husbands' deaths so much."

What a cruel and heartless statement about women who have had to suffer the worst tragedy of a (happy) marriage. I have read Ann Coulter's books and after hearing this statement I wished there some wayeway to return the books and get my money back. This is the kind of hate talk my money supports? Now I know how the Blacks felt when they found out the air-freshening crowns they put on their dashboards were invented by a member of the KKK.

A recent interview on NBC by Brian Williams really nailed Coulter's statement to the liberal agenda cross. Ann Coulter was throwing the proverbial cow patty at all the victims of September 11. Or so it seemed.

I could tell NBC was leaving some crucial material out of their report so I decided to dig up some stuff on the Internet. Isn't it great that the common man doesn't have to rely on the information coming at him from the groomed talking head on the boob tube?

My suspicions were right. Her comments were not directed at all the victims, as NBC subtly tried to misreport, but at a targeted group, specifically, four women referred to as the Jersey Girls. Here is what Coulter said in context:

"These broads are millionaires, lionized on TV and in articles about them, reveling in their status as celebrities and stalked by grief-arazzis. I've never seen people enjoying their husbands' deaths so much."

Still, to most, this comment seems callous, even when you realize who she was talking about. There are hundreds of articles about the Jersey Girls, 4 women who lost their husbands in the attacks, and they have rallied against the president and, more recently, Condoleeza Rice. The search engines are running hot with the requests over this whole ordeal.

The rub Coulter has with these 4 women is that the Democrats are using them as a way to drum up the sympathy vote, as if they didn't get enough of those in 2004. Democrats know that no person with a soul would dare to oppose these grieving women. Brilliant strategy by the Dems if it is true.

"Two years ago Rabinowitz made the point that Coulter is being chastised for making now - that the Jersey Girls status as 9/11 widows allegedly gives them immunity from being criticized." -

So, I can now understand Coulter's angst and that comment she made is a stinger in the ass of the Democrats. But, as with most public figures with a forum, she couldn't leave that comment to stand. She propped it up with this one:

"And by the way, how do we know their husbands weren't planning to divorce these harpies? Now that their shelf life is dwindling, they'd better hurry up and appear in Playboy."

Yikes, now that's pretty low (but clever), even for Coulter. But again, I can understand why she would say something like that. She is pissed at the Democrats for choosing a strategy that could actually work for a change. But what does it say of NBC trying to paint her as a devil?

Don't get me wrong, there are comments from both sides that make us all stop and say, "WTF, over?" But sometimes it takes a little more than the small morsel the media puts out to abate our intellectual appetites.

The Left loves to hate Coulter, or any of the Right's eye candy. Michelle Malkin is another political commentator/blogger that isn't hard to look at either. Combine beauty with a brain and it scares people. In contrast, would it hurt the liberal females to put on a freakin bra?


  1. You shovenist pig! Don't you know that bras symbolize the centuries-old oppression of women by men, who just happen to be the manufacturers of bras?

    On subject I'd say that, of course this statement is callous, but it can't be considered false. By "enjoying" I don't know that she meant emotional enjoyment, I think she meant benefitting. Of course, had she said "These women are benefitting from their husbands' death" she still would have been chastized, but not nearly as much.

    I think "Godless" wasn't selling well so she cooked up a controversy to sell it- that's what best selling satirists do!

  2. Eh, I don't know about that. She ahs enough controversy that her books do just fine without some kind of publicity stunt like that.