Thursday, June 08, 2006


On Coulter

Coulter lambastes 9/11 widows in book - U.S. Life - "She also wrote, "I've never seen people enjoying their husbands' deaths so much.""

Unfortunately, she threw flames to get press for her book. It worked. Her book is at the top of the Amazon list. By saying it this way, however, the level of discourse is put at the very bottom of the barrel. I say this because there is a kernel of truth in her very wild remarks. Her complaint at the center of this mess is the inability of other voices to argue with women who have been widowed simply because of their tragic status. They went from being unknowns to politically known quantities. In this new light, anyone that opposes them is supposed to tip toe around any argument of their stance because of their horrible experience. That is a valid point that many have been thinking and/or saying since the election where they campaigned for Kerry. Coulter just said it in a disgusting way to get press for the book. I really wish she hadn't. She is a very smart woman. I don't always agree with her. Any reader of this blog knows that I take some relief in atheism and its variants, therefore her book isn't up my alley. She often cuts to the core of the differences between the (R)'s and (D)'s. She is right sometimes. Now, and really for the past couple of years or more, I cannot see her as anything but a flamethrowing, less-than-thoughtful commentator. That is unfortunate.

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