OK, the latest scandal is that she called Edwards a “faggot”. Actually, she said something like : “I would talk about the other Democratic candidate [meaning Edwards] but apparently you now have to go to rehab if you say the word ‘faggot’ so I better just leave it alone.”
The gay community is upset, obviously.
But this is the same woman who said she wished McVeigh had blown up the NYTimes.
Will there ever be a point when she is finally called on this shit? Will there ever be a time when people will just have to stop supporting her because associating with her will be political suicide?
Hearing what they want to hear from an anti-progressive attack dog of a woman is exactly what they want (women can be conservative too!). Hearing it from a hypocritical self-hating lesbian woman is not.
Of course, she can parley that into a reverse-course career with the liberal establishment when it comes time to “retire”, as a sort of Michael Behe of Women’s Issues. It won’t be as bright or profitable, but it will keep her utility bills paid.
Honestly though, at this point it think she’s already riding on inertia. Whatever you see on TV, most people i know whom are conservatives don’t really pay much attention to her. The “outing” is near the surface already. Her career is more institutional, and she’s playing the conservative networks, organizations, and talking heads more than the public at this point.
I’m a pretty solid Coulter hater, but even I wouldn’t get all that in an uproar about this one.
In fact, I think this line is pretty funny:
C’mon, it was a joke. I would never insult gays by suggesting that they are like John Edwards. That would be mean.
But seriously, why Edwards? Is he really that serious of a contender that the G.O.P. needs to unleash the hounds on him? I’d think they’d be more concerned about Obama. When I was visiting the US, it was all ObamaObamaObamma with a little bit of Hillary. But it might have changed since, I suppose.