Friday, January 27, 2006


Not Funny

Coulter Jokes About Poisoning Justice - Yahoo! News: "Conservative commentator Ann Coulter, speaking at a traditionally black college, joked that Justice John Paul Stevens should be poisoned.

Coulter had told the Philander Smith College audience Thursday that more conservative justices were needed on the Supreme Court to change the current law on abortion. Stevens is one of the court's most liberal members.
'We need somebody to put rat poisoning in Justice Stevens' creme brulee,' Coulter said. 'That's just a joke, for you in the media.'
Coulter has made a career of writing and lecturing on her strongly conservative views.
At one point during her address, which was part of a lecture series, some audience members booed when she cut off two questioners. 'I'm not going to be lectured to,' Coulter told one man in a raised voice.
She drew more boos when she said the crack cocaine problem 'has pretty much gone away.'"

These comments are just plain outrageous. She needs to get a good talking to, and she needs to get less support from Fox News and MSNBC. It is people like her that say we should not have a "litmus test" on Supreme Court justices as it relates to abortion, but it is exactly what she wants. She wants to be able to clearly depend on newly-appointed justices to overturn Roe. Granted, she represents the far-right, but it makes us right-leaning centrists worry about the future of a party whose old values had more to do with LIMITED government than with LESS freedom. I suppose she probably supports the President in not approaching the FISA court. The Administration that has hundreds of aides could not find the time in someone's schedule to do the paperwork to make the country feel that someone would have some kind of oversight on wiretapping? So, I am not a Democrat, but I am not sure I am a Republican either. I am sure my stance will clarify as we near the next couple of elections. Right now, I am just disillusioned.

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