Skip to comments.NJ assemblywomen call for boycott of new Coulter book
Posted on 06/08/2006 12:38:21 PM PDT by pissant
TRENTON, N.J. - Commentator Ann Coulter's incendiary words about outspoken 9/11 widows have led two state lawmakers to calls for a boycott of her book in the widows' home state of New Jersey.
Assemblywomen Joan M. Quigley, D-Hudson, and Linda Stender, D-Union, on Thursday called on New Jerseyans to stop buying the book, "Godless: The Church of Liberalism," and for retailers in the state to stop selling it.
"Coulter's vicious characterizations and remarks are motivated by greed and her desire to sell books. By making these claims, she proved herself worse than those she is attempting to vilify - she is a leach trying to turn a profit off perverting the suffering of others," the two assemblywomen said in a statement.
A spokeswoman for Crown Forum, the publisher of Coulter's book, did not immediately return calls for comment Thursday.
In her new book, Coulter writes that a group of New Jersey widows whose husbands perished in the World Trade Center act "as if the terrorist attacks happened only to them."
She also wrote, "I've never seen people enjoying their husbands' deaths so much."
The comments drew criticism Wednesday from Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., who said the book should be called "Heartless," and New York's Republican Gov. George Pataki, who said he was stunned by the remarks.
Coulter appeared Tuesday on NBC's "Today" show and stuck by her stance, saying the women used their grief "to make a political point."
Her criticism was aimed at four New Jersey women she dubbed "The Witches of East Brunswick," after the town where two of them live.
The women - Kristen Breitweiser, Lorie Van Auken, Mindy Kleinberg and Patty Casazza - have spent the years since the 2001 terror attacks supporting an independent commission to examine government failures before the attack. During the 2004 presidential race, they endorsed Democrat John Kerry.
Democrats condemn freedom of speech.
"Daddy are his three boyfriends in the bath house" is still A-OK though...
Why don't they sponsor a good old fashioned book burning?
Wow, I can see it now, determined NJers stealthily crossing state lines to buy Ann's book.
OK, that does it ... now everyone go out and buy a copy for your most liberal relative, as well as your own copy. Let's do the 'counter-boycott' thing!! ;-)
Painful but true.
They're acknowledging how powerful they believe Ann Coulter is, they fear her enough to want to ban her book.
Change "Ann Coulter" to "The Dixie Chicks" and these politicians would be crucified by the press.
Anyone considering buying Ann's book isn't going to listen to some idiot Dem congressperson telling them to censor their reading.
Ann's comments that the women were glad their husbands died, that their husbands were about to divorce them and that they should pose for Playboy before they got too old are disgusting.
I detest the Jersey Girls and everything they stand for, but they have children and how do we think they felt reading/hearing this about their mothers and dead fathers?
I was glad to read that Laura Ingraham and Hugh Hewitt have called Coulter's remarks disgusting, because they were and should be condemned by every right thinking person. Let's not sink to the low of the leftists.
Wow, being banned is great publicity. Don't they realize this?
"The truth hurts...so, let's just burn books."
And they think Ann's a Nazi.
more free pub for Coulter's book!
This is great!
BTW, I was noticing how these gals have shucked their life-long fans and it doesn't seem to have turned the heads of those for whom the gals threw us all over.
I wonder if they'll play the echo off the empty walls of the auditoria they play in as reverb?
Ann makes good points then her rhetoric goes a bridge too far.
That quote's going on the back of the softcover edition.
Call bush a nazi, war criminal, traitor, that's OK though.
Fascist feminazis showing their true side.
So, Ms. Quigley and Stender, when do the book burnings begin? Perhaps freedom lovers should send them some brown shirts so that their attire can match their ugly words and hateful philosophy...
I think Ann would love that, right after they buy 1000 copies.
Well, they are using their husbands' deaths for personal gain. Saying they're happy the husband are dead may be over the top, but it's hard for me to feel sorry for such repulsive people.
They haven't hatedd a book so much in NJ since the Bible.
ah yes, freedom of speech, unless...
Amazon.com will love them for this.
Sieg Heil ladies! Burn those books!!!!!
"these politicians" and the "press" are two peas oin the same pod.
It's called "satire." Ann uses biting sarcasm to make points.
Her work is not for the faint-of-heart, she sticks it to 'em. My guess is the reaction of the women and the politicians is the over-reaction of the guilty-at-heart.
Controversy sells books, just ask Dan Brown.
Good ol regular folks as well as those elected? Sorry to hear that. My daughter's driving up thru there tomorrow, guess I better give her the good word.
"During the 2004 presidential race, they endorsed Democrat John Kerry." Well duh.
in what context did she actually 'state' the stuff?
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Then try to feel compassion for the children who are hearing their mothers were glad their fathers are dead, or that their fathers were about to divorce their mothers.
I detest those Jersey Widows too, but this was beyond over the top. They are disgraceful and disgusting comments and I'm disappointed in Ann because she has the clever mind and wit to make her point without being so viscious and outright lying. For example, I'm sure she has no idea if those men were planning to divorce their wives.
Caught her on Tucker Carlson. She is scary but strangely attractive. Would prefer not to be on her s**t list.
She just sold more of Ann's book. :)
Her comments may be disgusting, but can you tell us how they are not true?
These women are using 911 to foward their own agendas thus their husbands deaths were the vehicle for their fortune and fame.
You may not like it, but it is true.
My guess is that Hugh Hewitt and Laura Ingraham, good conservatives, have it exactly right. Ann's comments are disgusting.
"Assemblywomen Joan M. Quigley, D-Hudson, and Linda Stender, D-Union, on Thursday called on New Jerseyans to stop buying the book, "Godless: The Church of Liberalism," and for retailers in the state to stop selling it."
Good luck, assemblywoman! You just put sales off the charts! It is hilarious when Democrats have to react to the truth! They go absolutely nuts! Of course Assemblywoman Joan M. Quigley supports freedom of speech as long as the speech supports her leftist socialist revolutionary agenda!
Actually, I wasn't going to buy this---I'm a little tiffed (yes, petty and jealous) that she's getting all this attention that I would like to have for "America's Victories," but if they are calling for a boycott, then my Amazon order is in.
Ah, yes. The children. It's always for the children
Well, I WAS going to wait for the paperback, but not now.
Perhaps they should have thought about that before they agreed to become shills of the anti-war Left. They have said the most vicious things about President Bush, including repeating the slander that he allowed 9/11 to happen for his own purposes.
Once you cross a line like that, you're fair game. If you don't want your children to hear nasty things about you in the press, don't cross that line.
But this business of the Left using spokesmen who cannot be countered because they are "untouchable" has to end. Coulter is practicing the time-honored technique of finding the biggest bully in a bar and punching him square in the nose. She'll be in for a heck of a fight, but people will give her some room at the bar.
What about the children of our troops that the left villifies every chance they get?
This is inconvenient. Now I have to go out of my way so I can buy my copy specifically in Jersey.
Complete tolerance for me, and none for thee.
"Assemblywomen Joan M. Quigley, D-Hudson, and Linda Stender, D-Union,"
These are members of the GODLESS party Coulter was writing about ..