At some Republican soiree in Florida, Ann Coulter, the scary thin blond conservative woman who writes a new book about evil Democrats bimonthly, or so it seems, had some not very kind words for her rightwing sister, Princess Braindead of the North Woods:
“One of the ones promoting that [a brokered convention] is Sarah Palin, who has suggested herself as the choice,” Coulter said. “I think as long as it’s between us girls — I’ve been observing something about her. I don’t think it’s likely to happen. I don’t know what these people are cheering for. As I wrote in a column a few weeks back, who is this dream candidate we’re hoping to get from the convention, because Rick Perry used to be the dream candidate. Can we see them in a debate first?”
[...] Coulter said that might be a weakness in the Republican Party as a whole — that certain individuals become celebrities and are allowed to profit off that status and yet still interfere in GOP politics, which Democrats have been able to avoid.“And just a more corporate problem is I think our party and particularly our movement, the conservative movement, does have more of a problem with con men and charlatans than the Democratic Party,” she said. “I mean, the incentives seem to be set up to allow people — as long as you have a band of a few million fanatical followers, you can make money. The Democrats have managed to figure out how not to do that.”
[...] Coulter proposed a pledge for Republican presidential candidates, which would be meant to limit their ability to profit off of political stardom.“The one pledge I support and I think I’m going to draft it up is for all Republican nominees for president — I want them to sign a pledge saying, ‘If I lose the nomination I pledge I will not take a gig with Fox News or write a book.’”
The funniest part isn’t the obvious “mean girls” catty jealousy being hollered across the school cafeteria. What’s delightful and hilarious is the pure existential angst she’s now caused among the rightwingnutjob teabaggers (the few million fanatics, as Coulter put it) and the rightwingnutjob true believers (the automatons who vote Republican because — lower taxes! but who don’t live in trailers and who don’t watch NASCAR) in the comment section of two articles about Counter’s remarks.
Just LOOK at the comment section on the original post about Coulter’s remarks at The Shark Tank, and on The Daily Caller‘s website. Some of the commenters are saying things about Ann Coulter that they normally reserve for trolling liberal websites. Infighting on a grand scale!
We, the audience to this travesty that is now known as “politics” and the “GOP,” can only hope that Palin will pretend to feel victimized (as usual) and will whip up one of her extra special (and, yes, incomprehensible) word-salad surprises for Coulter on Sean Hannity’s Comedy Hour. Or (and?) maybe she’ll “write” on her famous Facebook Patriot Network “Notes” page about how Ann, pretty much, called her a charlatan and a conman (which means the same as “grifter” in liberalspeak).
Will Sarah wonder why Ann, the writer of a million books, would deny her similar fame and wealth when she hires someone to ghostwrite books on her behalf? I mean, srsly, Palin might argue, Coulter was never governor of a state with the lowest population for half a term before she quit. And Coulter certainly didn’t help John McCain lose a presidential election. Who’s more important to the future of the Birther-Teabagger-Racists caucus anyway!?
It’s unseemly and it’s not fair, I would think Sarah Palin will feel the very second she hears about this — and I think she should go on the offensive immediately. And not just for our amusement. Truthfully (and a bit uncomfortably) there are probably a lot of us who are with Ann Coulter on this: what ARE those people cheering for? Seriously.
Ready, Pitbull Barracuda (or whatever): Go!