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Looking at Ann Coulter through the fisheye lens
I am married. I am married. I am married. I am married!! Every time I see, and more importantly, every time I read or hear the words of, Ann Coulter, I have to repeatedly remind myself that I am married. Her rapier wit, excellently-researched books and disarming beauty work in concert to bring home the conservative viewpoint to conservatives and liberals. Ann is in our hall of fame, and is in fact the first inductee into its commentators section. Last night, Ann was on Hannity & Colmes and yet again managed to easily best Alan Colmes. The subject was the article about Ann in Time magazine. Itís 6,000 generally complimentary words about her. However, Ann stopped at the picture on the front cover, and refused to write the article for which she was interviewed.
The picture was a hideous caricature of Ann, taken with a fisheye lens. While Alan tried to convince Ann that the photo was no more offensive than a photo of Bill Clinton taken by the same photographer for Esquire, she would not buy it. Colmes did post both photos, and Ann has a good point. I have seen non-distorted pictures of Ann Coulter, and she is a strikingly beautiful woman. She is right that left-wingers, flummoxed and stymied by their total inability to shake her on the facts and the ideology, have resorted to baseless name calling (anorexic, witch, Nazi, etc). The April 9 Saturday Night Live featured an otherwise-hilarious political talk show sendup hosted by the two surviving Bee Gees. Drew Barrymore, in an unannounced guest appearance (the host was her buddy Cameron Diaz), portrayed Ann. She got Annís vocal cadence correct, but this "Ann" said nothing of substance before she was interrupted and called something on the order of a piece of skin stretched over a skeleton. Disgusting.
"Ann Coulter is not being hypersensitive when she characterizes the Time front cover as an attack on a conservative woman merely because she is conservative. The picture is insulting and a bad caricature."
Ann Coulter is not being hypersensitive when she characterizes the Time front cover as an attack on a conservative woman merely because she is conservative. The picture is insulting and a bad caricature. To make her point, you have to go to www.anncoulter.com and see Annís idea of what Hillary Clinton and the Time photo editor would look like if similarly photographed. After you laugh continuously for three hours, you will see Annís point.
Annís response describes why she is such a stunning success, notwithstanding the relentless attacks of the left-wingers who hate her guts. Every one of her written columns is a work of brilliant observation combined with hilarous sarcasm. Her style naturally endears any reader without a preconceived hatred of Ann Coulter. No wonder the left wingers are left with nothing but obscenities (one who resorts to obscenities lacks the vocabulary to express his or her own thoughts) and inaccurate ad hominem with which to retort.
Keep up the great work, Ann!