January 28, 2006


Coulter Jokes About Poisoning Justice (AP, Jan 27, 2006)

Conservative commentator Ann Coulter, speaking at a traditionally black college, joked that Justice John Paul Stevens should be poisoned.

Coulter had told the Philander Smith College audience Thursday that more conservative justices were needed on the Supreme Court to change the current law on abortion. Stevens is one of the court's most liberal members.

"We need somebody to put rat poisoning in Justice Stevens' creme brulee," Coulter said. "That's just a joke, for you in the media."

Advocating death for old people is a position unworthy of a conservative.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 28, 2006 12:00 AM

Ann Coulter is the Maureen Dowd of the right.

Posted by: Mike Morley at January 28, 2006 9:29 AM

I prefer to think of her as the distaff Pat Buchanan in terms of her love of bomb-throwing prose that boosts her own celebrity (and speaking engagement income) over well thought out opinions.

Posted by: John at January 28, 2006 9:49 AM

But she drives the moonbats nuts, so I like having her around. :)

Posted by: sharon at January 28, 2006 10:03 AM

Sharon, me too. Like Rush saying "With half my brain tied behind my back," Coulter drives them crazy.

Posted by: erp at January 28, 2006 10:08 AM

I think Ann Coulter belongs in the WWE. She could team up with Chris Beniot and call herself "the rabid stork".

For you people not knowledgeable about the WWE, Chris Beniot is known as "the rabid wolverine".

Posted by: Robert Duquette at January 28, 2006 10:55 AM

I kinda like Ann, she's spiffy and funny, but this is irresponsible. Yes, she's joking, but it's gonna get reported, and it will just make it harder, if only slightly, to face down the moonbats advocating assassinating the President and the like.

The right needs to at least be aware of saying things that are gonna get used against them, or that will be traded pawn for pawn for things that the left is saying, much of which is downright freaky and dangerous.

Be funny, Ann, but stop giving Al Franken et all ammo.

Posted by: Andrew X at January 28, 2006 11:51 AM

I am proud to say that I had never heard of the "WWE" and did not know what it was.

Google tells me that it has something to do with "wrestling" exhibitions. I still don't know who Chris Beniot might be.

As to Coulter, I agree that she sometimes goes overboard and sets herself up to be discredited, sort of the way Robert Welch did. The "poison" crack is a perfect example.

But try this: try to frame a rational response to Democrats taking orders from Cindy Sheehan who is in Venezuela taking orders from someone else. Was that possible, or do we wind up sounding like Ann Coulter?

Posted by: Lou Gots at January 28, 2006 12:00 PM

I think that Ms. Coulter's basic act is to act like a liberal, but on the other side, and based in fact. The democrats crossed this line years ago(remember their attempts to kill Strom in the senate?). It should be fun to watch them froth now that it is pointed at them. For far too long the rules of political discourse have been one sided. It allowed the Left to destroy McCarthy and Bork.
It is not Buckley or Will who have changed this....

Posted by: Robert Mitchell Jr. at January 28, 2006 12:30 PM

She was only advocating death for one old person, not old people in general.

Posted by: ed at January 28, 2006 4:38 PM

You know, Lou, its Pro Wrestling. Vince McMahon, Hulk Hogan, et. al. Ask your gun buddies, I'm sure some of them watch.

Posted by: Robert Duquette at January 28, 2006 4:42 PM

each of us only wants to kill one or two.

Posted by: oj at January 28, 2006 5:01 PM

What? She didn't advocate shoving scissors into the back of his skull and sucking his brains out?

Posted by: Ptah at January 28, 2006 8:06 PM

It'll save SS.

Posted by: Sandy P at January 29, 2006 2:00 AM