Skip to comments.Ann Coulter’s “novelty candidate” swipe at Sarah Palin
Posted on 04/02/2012 4:27:46 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Mitt Romney supporter Ann Coulter appeared on the ABC News Sunday show, This Week, hosted by former Clintonite George Stephanopoulos. Asked about Romneys potential vice presidential picks, she said this (while seated at a table with former green jobs czar Van Jones, who served under the Biggest Novelty Candidate of Them All, Barack Obama):
You cant have a novelty candidate, I think. That would ring too much like Sarah Palin. I agree with George Will that it be good to have little tea party excitement, and the odds-on favorite, I mean, certainly the betting is on Marco Rubio, I think that would be a mistake. But Coulter, who is a firm Mitt Romney supporter, said the GOP frontrunner needs a running mate who is tried and tested, she suggested Romney pick someone like New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie or Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl, R-Ariz.Hes been tested, hes steady, hes not frightening. He could certainly step into the job Coulter said of Kyl.
Unbelievably, Coulter is under the continued delusion that Sarah Palin was the problem with the 2008 ticket and not McCain. Later in the show, when Van Jones floated former Bush Secretary of State Condoleezza Rices name for VP, Coulter snorted again: Too much like Palin.
Like her love object Chris Christie, Coulter has been taking many open shots at Palin lately. Floridas great Shark Tank blog and the Daily Caller noted a few weeks ago that Coulter took nasty swipes at Palin at a Lincoln Day Dinner event:
Coulter, who was asked about the prospects of a brokered Republican convention, hinted as she has done in the past that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is promoting the idea because she would like to be considered for the GOP nomination should a brokered convention occur. Coulter warned that selecting a candidate that way would void the vetting process that has weeded out inferior candidates.
One of the ones promoting that [a brokered convention] is Sarah Palin, who has suggested herself as the choice, Coulter said. I think as long as its between us girls Ive been observing something about her. I dont think its likely to happen. I dont know what these people are cheering for. As I wrote in a column a few weeks back, who is this dream candidate were hoping to get from the convention, because Rick Perry used to be the dream candidate. Can we see them in a debate first?
Coulter said that might be a weakness in the Republican Party as a whole that certain individuals become celebrities and are allowed to profit off that status and yet still interfere in GOP politics, which Democrats have been able to avoid.
And just a more corporate problem is I think our party and particularly our movement, the conservative movement, does have more of a problem with con men and charlatans than the Democratic Party, she said. I mean, the incentives seem to be set up to allow people as long as you have a band of a few million fanatical followers, you can make money. The Democrats have managed to figure out how not to do that.
The one pledge I support and I think Im going to draft it up is for all Republican nominees for president I want them to sign a pledge saying, If I lose the nomination I pledge I will not take a gig with Fox News or write a book.
Looks like someones not happy about competition encroaching on her market, eh?
Heres my translation of Coulter-speak:
Novelty candidate is her code for a GOP candidate with widespread, grass-roots conservative support who doesnt make large portions of the rank-and-file Right queasy with doubt.
That was who Sarah Palin represented on the liberal Republican John McCain ticket.
Novelty candidate means an outside-the-Beltway, outside-the-establishment public servant who speaks from the heart, lives political and personal life on her own terms, and embodies all that Coulters best Hollywood friends like misogynist Bill Maher hate.
Sometimes, the war on conservative women isnt just being waged by the Left.
This is a form of political fragging. Shame.
Wasnt long ago when Coulter was singing a far different tune about Gov. Palin.
What could Ann possibly be jealous of? A handsome, masculine, and devoted husband, five kids, a hefty contract with the number one cable news network, actual elective political experience, and a figure that doesn’t disappear when one looks at her from oblique angle. Other than those things I guess her opinion is entirely objective.
Still, this goes to remind us of something we’ve talked about many times. The people who trash Palin, when they are Repubs, are inevitably Romniacs. The people who trash the “tea party”, when they are Repubs, are almost always Romniacs. The people who trash conservatives, when they are Repubs, are almost always Romniacs.
Which does clarify things. Romney has tried to sell himself as a conservative, but he was AWOL during the tea party uprising, and his followers almost unanimously hate conservatives, hate Palin, and hate the tea party. Which means, whatever Romney wants us to believe about him, his followers evidently understand its eye-wash. Because if he was really one of us, his followers would hate him as much as they hate us.
We have put those corrupt slimedogs into office for more than 50 years... and we shall be ignored NO MORE! Conservatives WILL NOT BE THE MINORITY in the gop... we will seize it by force... before we relinquish it to the left... and these bilderberg republicons need to be purged. There can be no compromise with cancer... you cut it out or burn it out... but if you tolerate it... it will eat you alive.
That was Dan Akroyd.
After reading about half of this I had to scroll back up to see if it was semi-satire. I have to wonder if Ann hasn’t fallen in love with Bill Maher. She’s doing everything she can to get him to love her back because she’s too stupid to realize he’s gay.
You are absolutely correct and thank you for pointing it out.
Bill_Hughes: “Ann Coulter is rapidly morphing into Alan Colmes.”
LOL, Skeletor and Skeletourette
Ann Coulter has cursed her own career. Any time she speaks or writes publically, she will have to slip some sort of comment designed to re-establish that she’s a real conservative. Rush has the same problem.
Each time they feel a need to insist they’re conservatives, they’re not only trying to convince others—deep down I believe they want to prove it to themselves.
It’s one of the many costs of selling out your principles.
Bulls Eye!!!! Ann truly is a sad case - the question is, did her early menopausal, muff diving, anorexic life style scramble her brain or was it something else?
“All she’s doing is alienating conservatives against Her!”
Yes she is. And she is doing a marvelous job.
Ann Coulter is turning into quite the Mitt-wit. Ya know, she used to be the conservative darling, no? Do you suppose there’s just the slightest bit of jealousy now that Sarah fulfills that role?
Someone has got something extremely serious on Ann.
It’s a damn shame.
I’ve loved this skinny blonde wench for years. She has been an awesome voice for conservatism....
Ann Ann Ann Ann Ann..........what on Earth has gotten into you?????????
Ann Coulter is dead to me.
“This is an epic level of dishonesty....... To ignore Palins accomplishments and label her novelty is far, far worse than even what the liberals routinely do with the truth........
True....Does she really think I am too stupid not to look into Palin’s record myself?....This woman is unbalanced....And I’m not kidding....
Ok, maybe I'm missing your point here, but conservatives are not voting for Romney regardless of who associates with him.
Conservatives/Independents didn't vote for McPITA just because Palin ran with him.
Rino's are national LOSERS no matter what!
Its so strange. Both Rove and Ann Coulter, is most hated by the left for 8 years turns on Palin, but the left, instead of questioning their hatred of Palin embrass Rove and Coulter while those on the right question whether Rove and Coulter is really one of them
The left seem to hate Palin more than they hate Coulter or Rove