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.
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