Who cares what Ann Coulter says?

She’s a comedian.  She has about as much political drag as the Trailer Park Boys.  (Oops, maybe “drag” was an inappropriate word to use in this context… influence is what I meant.)  And even if she was the world’s most inflential wingnut, so what?

What is this, a police state?  “Watch your mouth”?:

Ms. Coulter catapulted to international notoriety two days after the 9/11 attacks with a column in the National Review in which she advocated conquering Muslim countries and converting the people to Christianity. But as the columnist prepares to visit Canada this week to speak at three universities, a senior University of Ottawa administrator has warned her to use “restraint, respect and consideration” when speaking at the school.

I don’t think her audience is paying to see “restraint”.  But I think it’s a better idea to let them make the call on whether her routine is acceptable or not by using some of those tried and true old messaging strategies like “applause” or “walking out”.

7 Responses to “Who cares what Ann Coulter says?”

  1. 1 deBeauxOs Monday, March 22, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Nope, drag is the right word to describe Coulter’s stand-up routine.

    No offense intended towards talented men who invest much time, skill and effort to look like authentic women in their gender-bender performances.

  2. 2 Dr.Dawg Monday, March 22, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    She should be crushed! Obliterated!

    Oh, sorry. I’ve been spending too much time on the starboard side of the aisle.

    But while the Speech Warriors are all upset about a letter (which is, of course, another exercise of free expression, when it comes right down to it), Mustafa Barghouti is effectively barred from Canada because “checks” were being carried out–not only of him but of his hosts, Canadians for Peace and Justice in the Middle East.

    While the gummint is “checking” Canadian citizens, the Bright Shiny Object of a letter to Ann Coulter is waved in our faces. I’m not being critical, JJ, but I really think there are more important priorities here.

  3. 3 Rob F Monday, March 22, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    Coulter’s a nut, but she has to be allowed to express her views.

  4. 4 balbulican Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 5:00 am

    Sending her a cautionary note on Canada’s hate laws makes as much sense as inviting Chris Rock to Just For Laughs, then mailing him a copy of our obscenity statutes.

  5. 5 JJ Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 9:12 am


    I really think there are more important priorities here.

    Absolutely right.
    Very few of these people who think of themselves as standard bearers for “free speech” really are, or they’d be just as outraged about Mustafa Barghouti, who appears to have been purposely blocked from entering the country by the holdup of his visa, as they are about this letter to Coulter (which was dumb, but not deliberate censorship). Where’s the outrage? Good luck with that.

  6. 6 JJ Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 9:28 am

    balb – Agreed. Coulter says some pretty rotten and dumb things, but so what. If people don’t like her, they shouldn’t go to see her.

  7. 7 JJ Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 9:33 am

    Rob F – Exactly. I have a hard time taking her seriously. She’s good at what she does, making fun of all things “liberal”, but think of all the people out there who make fun of conservatives (especially teabaggers). All this letter does is give her more material to work with. DUH!

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