Friday, February 19, 2010

In Which Yr. Devolutionist Wonders What Has Happened To Ann Coulter

A few short years ago, Ann Coulter was the gold standard for sarcastic, nutty, nasty, incoherent, ill-informed, and all-around batshit crazy right wing female.  In fact, she was the only one that the Devolutionist knew of who regularly made the news for saying something outrageous.  She blazed the trail for the nutty right wing females who now overshadow her: Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachmann, Liz Cheney, Michelle "Crazy Eyes" Malkin, even Peggy "Bartender!  Another-Percocet-and-Gin Martini!" Noonan.  Cheney and Noonan are regulars on the Sunday morning political talk shows, and even Malkin made it all the way to the roundtable on Good Morning America, where she proved she was not ready to sit at the big kids' table.  Which is probably why she apparently shows up on Fox News regularly (yr. Devolutionist no longer owns a TV and relies on the intertube to bring him news of Malkin's latest high comedy act on some media forum or other.)

So it was almost nostalgic to catch a CNN clip of her (via Talking Points Memo) waxing philosophic to Rick Sanchez about the similarities between World War II and the Iraq war.  Since I can't seem to figure out how to embed the clip here, I'll let you go watch it before I continue.



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The Devolutionist is forever amazed by the stupidity and incoherence of the comments made by America's pundit class, which is perhaps why he is also addicted to watching it.  It's as if the entire collective IQ of America has become one of those car wrecks that you can't stop gawking at as you inch by in a traffic jam caused by the pile-up.  Yes Ann, WW2 and Iraq are both wars.  In other news, the sky is blue except at night, when it's black.

I would have also loved for Rick Sanchez to have followed up (and perhaps he did) by asking ol' Ann of La Mancha to expound on the benefits of the Iraq War we are now enjoying.  Did oil drop to ten dollars a barrel since the Devolutionist last drove past a gas station this afternoon?  Is the massive debt brought on in part by Bush and Congress starting a war while passing huge tax cuts now considered a benefit?  A stronger and more aggressive Iran that no longer has a strong Iraq as a regional counterweight is a good thing?  That explains all those neocons demanding Obama bomb the shit out of it yesterday!

Maybe she's particularly ecstatic that we no longer have to patrol the no-fly zone.  Okay Ann, you can have that one.

While I'm on the subject of Ann Coulter, this seems like the right place to throw in this old clip of Al Franken smacking her down in a debate and Ann not getting his point that there's a difference between paraphrasing and taking a quote completely out of context and investing it with meaning that the original writer CLEARLY did not intend.

Yr. Devolutionist hopes for socialized medicine soon, as he is sure some blood pressure medication would come in handy. 

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