Beside her Miranda is sweetly reasonable. There have to be some advantages in living in Australia.
I was prompted to mention Ann the Alien by this post: The madness of Ann Coulter.
One of my favorite fellow bloggers once referred to Ann Coulter as “the worst thing to happen to the Republican Party since Watergate.”
I agree completely. A real-life friend of mine has remarked that he really can’t talk about Ann Coulter with me. I get that her whole column is about trying to irritate people. I understand that completely. THAT is exactly my problem with her. Her column isn’t about persuasion or argument, it’s about belligerence and irritation. It bothers me that that passes itself off as worthwhile writing.
In recent months, I have concluded that she doesn’t even try to apply anything like a consistent principle to her writing. Except, of course, “If I don’t like you, then you’re extremely bad.” Of course, the beings that she does and doesn’t like are pretty random.
I’m going to work mostly with her attacks on Mike Huckabee, because I know those better. Bear with me…
What is most interesting about that is that A True Believer’s Weblog is just as it says, and the blogger is ardently for Huckabee. Even so, or perhaps especially so, it really is a good post. “The woman is nuts. The world will be much better off when more people realize that.”
After reading that I am rather glad we just have Miranda, even Andrew Bolt, and not Ann.