Thursday, June 08, 2006

Exactly Who Is Dancing on Their Graves, Ann?

Apparently 9-11 widows aren't allowed to have a p.o.v., at least according to Ann Coulter. I guess that means no one with a personal experience of something should be addressing the broader body politic - that's the sole province of the erudite and the governing. Sound like democracy to you?

Much as I dislike her, I have always found Ann Coulter to be a very intelligent (if one can be called that when so lacking in feeling), and well-spoken woman, though I have never agreed with much of anything that comes out of her acerbic mouth. She is so mean, even her frame is brittle. I've seen her in debates with some serious contenders, and she always has this amazing unshakeable confidence. She'd call it 'infallibility.' However, as this video shows, she is really starting to lose her composure, to the point of ineloquence. Is it possible she knows she's on shaky ground these days? Really, attacking widows of the 9-11 tragedy? What finishing school did you go to? Even some right-wingers abhor her stance.

My real question is, why is she wearing a short-hemmed cocktail dress to promote her political tome (apparently Kathy Griffin agrees). What happened to the tailored Ann? And please note the crucifix at her throat - isn't this the same, if pared down, costume we saw on Madonna in the "Like A Virgin" video? Or maybe it was Lucky Star? In any case, it's definitely early Madonna, and writhing around on a gondola would do Ann Coulter some good.

(For the full Matt Lauer interview, click on the post title.)

6 comments:

blue viere said...

What does intelligence have to do with feeling?

Citizen H said...

To be sure, Coulter is well-learned; these last few years she's gone off the twig, and I'm not sure why. Perhaps she's been playing up to her audience long enough to reflexively say what they want to hear. She says what the elected officials won't, as they scratch and scramble for votes in near-run races.

kissyface said...

I think the more relevant question is what does it not have to do with feeling, B. I'll write something on this soon, but just remember - we are sentient beings.

Citizen H said...

Oh, PS: When I linked your post about Snakes on a Plane, it was just an example of hype, as I read your remarks to be. You had more to say to the symbolism and the hype than to the film itself. It was not meant unkindly at all.

whosyourhuckleberry said...

Unshakable confidence?
Did you see her fleeing from a pie?
They've been showing that clip in some seriously perpituous rotation, and it's hiliarious.
To bastardize Python, she bravely ran away...
I truly cannot get enough of it.

As far as "debates" however, I've never seen her on anything that wasn't the cacophonous FOXCNNMSNBC free-for-alls that make fourth-grade verbal confrontations downright erudititous by comparison.
And every time she's all atwitter, though to be fair, it may just be meth withdrawal, and not fear...

kissyface said...

Huck - you're hilarious - fleeing from a pie! There is something SERIOUSLY wrong with that woman. maybe the hormone replacement therapy's got her all wonky.

anyway, i saw her on some sort of, public access, or was it pbs..? debate a really sharp political magazine editor, whose name escapes me of course, and she was inpenetrable. she frightened me, but i was impressed by her bearing. anyway, she's a horror.