Thursday, June 08, 2006

Ann Throws Tantrum, New York Sad

New York is sore at Ann Coulter right now. Not mad, mind you -- that's too strong. New York would like Coulter to know that its collective feelings are hurt. Coulter's new book Godless calls some 9/11 widows "witches" (says the Daily News) and offers the following observations:
  • "I've never seen people enjoying their husbands' deaths so much."
  • "These broads are millionaires, lionized on TV and in articles about them, reveling in their status as celebrities and stalked by grief-arazzis."
  • "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"
  • "These self-obsessed women seemed genuinely unaware that 9/11 was an attack on our nation and acted as if the terrorist attacks happened only to them."
Many liberals aren't sophisticated enough to see through this sort of baiting.

The Daily News' article is all about the grieving widows' response to Ann Coulter's appearance on "Today" with Matt Lauer, where she apparently hurt Matt's feelings too: "When Lauer grilled Coulter about the book, she yelled at him so harshly that gasps echoed through Rockefeller Center - and then she made a wisecrack about CBS-bound former host Katie Couric." That bitch! Nobody touches Katie!

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton lashed out at Coulter yesterday in an attack so filled with vitriol that gasps echoed through congress: "Perhaps her book should have been called 'Heartless.'"

The honorable Anthony Weiner, who may or may not be my congressman, said this: "Like an insecure child, it's always been clear that Ann Coulter is prepared to do anything to get attention ... This is a new low."

Was it? Or was it merely par for the course? The new low may be New York's maudlin response. Last night a child told a sympathetic TV reporter (on channel 9? can't recall) that all he wanted was to play catch with his dead firefighter father, and that he didn't understand why Ann Coulter wanted to "crush his dreams."

Look, Ann -- New York's not mad at you, we're just mad at your behavior.

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