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Coulter won't apologize for slamming 9/11 widows
Newsday ^ | June 8, 2006 | JENNIFER MALONEY AND JOSEPH MALLIA

Posted on 06/09/2006 3:19:48 AM PDT by tlb

...a town where a dozen roadways are named in honor of those who died that day, few took to New York Avenue to protest the bookstore signing of the conservative author.

Instead, a defiant Coulter was met with more than 300 spirited fans at an event broadcast live to hundreds of radio stations by conservative commentator -- and Huntington Town resident -- Sean Hannity.

Huntington Town Board member Mark Cuthbertson, publicly rebuked her as he handed over a letter. "I'm here on behalf of many of my constituents. We are disgusted with your comments," he said, drawing hoots from the crowd.

Coulter ripped up the letter to the cheers of her admirers, an action Cuthberston later said shows she is "promoting hate speech."

(Excerpt) Read more at newsday.com ...


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1 posted on 06/09/2006 3:19:49 AM PDT by tlb
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To: tlb
There ya go.
2 posted on 06/09/2006 3:23:44 AM PDT by Vaquero ("An armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: tlb
...a town where a dozen roadways are named in honor of those who died that day, few took to New York Avenue to protest the bookstore signing of the conservative author.

They named streets after people who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time?! Unless you did something above and beyond the call of duty I think that's going a bit too far.

3 posted on 06/09/2006 3:25:27 AM PDT by AlaskaErik (Everyone should have a subject they are ignorant about. I choose professional corporate sports.)
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To: tlb

"Coulter won't apologize for slamming 9/11 widows"


Nor should she.......


4 posted on 06/09/2006 3:25:28 AM PDT by Nekman (The MSM has been S.O.S for decades!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: tlb
Rhett knows Gone With the Wind widows tapping their feet to dance music aren't treated the same... and so do we...
5 posted on 06/09/2006 3:26:05 AM PDT by GOPJ (The Coultergeist haunts Dhimmicrat nightmares -- Freeper sourcery)
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To: tlb
Ann Coulter just tells liberals, "I can take it." But you can't, so by all means fo keep up with your hate speech!

(Denny Crane: "Every one should carry a gun strapped to their waist. We need more - not less guns.")

6 posted on 06/09/2006 3:28:09 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: tlb
"I'm here because I consider Ann Coulter the most evil woman in America," Weintraub said. "She says Jews are responsible for the Holocaust. ... This woman is just plain sick."

There must be some history behind that statement. Can anyone clarify?

7 posted on 06/09/2006 3:29:47 AM PDT by AlaskaErik (Everyone should have a subject they are ignorant about. I choose professional corporate sports.)
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To: tlb
Leave it to the freaks to trot out the Orwellian "hate speech" meme when Coulter illustrates that they parade on piles of corpses to make political points.

These people are the enemies of freedom.

8 posted on 06/09/2006 3:31:21 AM PDT by Reactionary (The Barking of the Native Moonbat is the Sound of Moral Nitwittery)
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To: tlb

Meow. Meow.


9 posted on 06/09/2006 3:32:27 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck
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To: AlaskaErik
"Can anyone clarify?"

What is there to "clarify?" The spewing Leftist fanatics are incapable of being accurate about much of anything.

10 posted on 06/09/2006 3:32:36 AM PDT by Reactionary (The Barking of the Native Moonbat is the Sound of Moral Nitwittery)
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To: Nekman; All

The merry widows (Jersey Gals) should instead apologize for allowing themselves (and their deceased loved ones) to be used as fodder in the msm war against Pres. Bush. I'll long remember their sickening applause at the 911 Commission hearings when some smarmy sleazebag like Richard Benveniste took a cheap shot at Condi or some other official who was just doing his/her job.


11 posted on 06/09/2006 3:32:46 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: tlb

Leave it to that filthy slimy disgusting home town fish wrapper of mine to misquote Ann on the Holocaust and leave it dangling there with no response.

Newsday has tables set up in the foyer of most supermarkets on Long Island trying to get people to sign up for subscriptions. I give the salespeople my short but succinct diatribe on how I really feel about the dung they are peddling.


12 posted on 06/09/2006 3:34:08 AM PDT by Vaquero ("An armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: tlb

These libs are beyond pathetic. Go buy a clue and then cry me a river, socialist.


13 posted on 06/09/2006 3:34:09 AM PDT by Vision ("America's best days lie ahead. You ain't seen nothing yet"- Reagan)
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To: AlaskaErik
They are hardly capable of a cogent thought. I keep waiting for a liberal to make sense. Don't worry; the days when their voices where the only ones that counted are over.

(Denny Crane: "Every one should carry a gun strapped to their waist. We need more - not less guns.")

14 posted on 06/09/2006 3:36:44 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: AlaskaErik
If he's the same Dave Weintraub who wrote this letter to the editor (scroll to the bottom), I wouldn't worry about it.
15 posted on 06/09/2006 3:36:48 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: AlaskaErik

I wonder if any were named after a fallen veteran from Iraq or Afghanistan?


16 posted on 06/09/2006 3:37:52 AM PDT by johnny7 (“And what's Fonzie like? Come on Yolanda... what's Fonzie like?!”)
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To: mewzilla
And now that I think about it, isn't it interesting that Newsday found a guy to interview for its story who's also written letters to their editor. Wasn't that handy? Know Weintraub on sight, do they? That he'll be good for a quote? A quote they'll like?
17 posted on 06/09/2006 3:39:08 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: tlb

I pray Annie never shuts up. She really rocks when she raggin' on the lefties, and i think she's hilarious to listen to. In fact, my husband says she reminds him of me, lol - stick the knife in and twist!


18 posted on 06/09/2006 3:42:00 AM PDT by Jezebelle
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To: shalom aleichem
Just seeing Richard Ben-veniste's name makes me want to puke. He may be the most vile and despicable of all the Clintonistas.
19 posted on 06/09/2006 3:42:40 AM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: Reactionary

As a result of all the noise the Left is making, I just purchased Ann's new book. We all should do to make the Left more wild !!!!


20 posted on 06/09/2006 3:43:14 AM PDT by G3
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To: mewzilla
Note to the Jersey Girls: Still haven't read Richard Miniter's Losing Bin Laden, have you?
21 posted on 06/09/2006 3:44:39 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: tlb
Coulter ripped up the letter to the cheers of her admirers [...]

Unnecessary. A little tact would serve you well on occassions, Ann.

22 posted on 06/09/2006 3:44:49 AM PDT by Kjobs ("Mexico is our neighbor, and our friend.")
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To: AlaskaErik

Puzzles me too so I Google "Ann Coulter" and "holocaust" and get a quarter million hits. In July of 2003 the moon bats were discussing her "next book" going to deny the holocaust happened. They also call her the conservative Maureen Dowd, a transexual, etc. So, yea, she has a right to be mad and combative. See
http://www.reason.com/hitandrun/2003/07/high_noon_for_c.shtml


23 posted on 06/09/2006 3:47:19 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: AlaskaErik

In the Church of Victimology saints are made by being in the wrong place at the wrong time. When streets honor the victims, for being victims, you can be sure one of the majority religions in the area is Victimology.


24 posted on 06/09/2006 3:48:34 AM PDT by bvw
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To: Kjobs
Completely "necessary'!

She should have thrown it back at the moron too!

25 posted on 06/09/2006 3:51:29 AM PDT by sausageseller (Look out for the jackbooted spelling police. There! Everywhere!(revised cause the "man" accosted me!)
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To: Vaquero
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26 posted on 06/09/2006 3:52:04 AM PDT by Candor7
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To: tlb

visit another thread

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1646075/posts

now running

another grieving mother, a different response

mentions the death of the ultra-terrorist Al-WhoWasitAnyway

and Ann's new book, the grieving WhinoRats, and her son, a true American Hero


27 posted on 06/09/2006 3:52:25 AM PDT by kralcmot (my tagline died with Terri)
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To: Kjobs

May I call you Katie, Hectorer First Class and protector of the ghoulish drama-queen widows and those cads who would defend them?


28 posted on 06/09/2006 3:54:25 AM PDT by bvw
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To: tlb

She's right, of course. Liberal media outlets put the widows and Cindy Sheehan types out there as having a greater moral right to speak for this country and to run foreign policy if they're against Bush). If anyone dares to point out the obvious...that this is ridiculous...they're branded as mean-spirited, or in Coulter's case, vilified, and have to travel with bodyguards.


29 posted on 06/09/2006 3:56:15 AM PDT by hershey
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To: tlb
Coulter won't apologize for slamming 9/11 widows

Coulter did not slam 9/11 widows.

She slammed four particular 9/11 widows.

Actually, she slammed four particularly vicious political opportunists who also happen to be 9/11 widows.

There is no way Coulter should apologize for this. She is performing a public service.

30 posted on 06/09/2006 3:57:01 AM PDT by jebeier (If you can't get it right on Zarqawi's death, .... you can't get anything right.)
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To: AlaskaErik

Hmmm.

I am listening to the audiobook now, and I believe this quote is in the first chapter.

She says NO SUCH DUMBASS STUPID THING. She is being extremely sarcastic when she says it, as when describing a belief in the first person to make a point.

For example, if you were having an argument with someone and said: "Okay then. Let's just round up all the illegal mexicans, put them in a big building, douse it with gasoline and burn it to the ground. That will fix the problem."

Sure, there are a few people who would actually do that, or think it was a good idea. But most people can recognize a rhetorical device when they see it.

This person Weintraub is just being a disingenuous dumbass.


31 posted on 06/09/2006 3:58:09 AM PDT by rlmorel ("Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does." Whittaker Chambers)
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To: tlb

I noticed further into the article that Newsday decided to sanitize Ann's response to Hillary by eliminating any reference to the rape and fondling comments she made.


32 posted on 06/09/2006 4:00:53 AM PDT by Nomorjer Kinov (If the opposite of "pro" is "con" , what is the opposite of progress?)
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To: tlb
Inside the bookstore, attacks came quickly against the few dissenters, including one man, Dave Weintraub, 34, who introduced himself as "Big Dave, the liberal from Queens."

"I'm here because I consider Ann Coulter the most evil woman in America," Weintraub said. "She says Jews are responsible for the Holocaust. ... This woman is just plain sick."

Above is an excerpt from the article. Where do people get this crap?

33 posted on 06/09/2006 4:04:20 AM PDT by 7thson (I've got a seat at the big conference table! I'm gonna paint my logo on it!)
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To: tlb; All

I posted this in another thread regarding her comments on the "Jersey Girls" since that seems to be the thing most people who are offended take issue with...I hope anyone who has read it doesn't mind seeing it again, I got an unusual amount of positive feedback with this post, and I thought it might help others come to grips with this issue. This is how I feel about it.

I agree completely with Ann Coulter's characterization of those women.

There is a line by Robert Duvall's character in the movie "Open Range" that I really like:

"Good health to them that has it comin'..."

I believe in giving people respect in life on the basis of their station, experiences or rank. I grew up in military family, and we were taught to address men as "Sir" and women as "Ma'am", and responding had to say "Yes Sir" or "Yes Ma'am". I understood the concept of rank and chain of command.

The point is, if you meet a military person, you give them respect BECAUSE they are in the military. If you meet an elderly person, you give them respect BECAUSE they have lived a lot longer than you have. If you meet someone who has lost a loved one, you treat them with respect and deference BECAUSE they have suffered. All this is done without a single qualifying action on the part of the person. They don't, and shouldn't ASK for your respect and deference, the right thing, in the abscence of ANY other qualifying factor, is to grant them special treatment by default.

However, if people show, through their words and deeds, that they are not worthy of that default respect, there is NO reason whatsoever to grant that to them, in my opinion.

Benedict Arnold served his country brilliantly, but lost his right to default respect when he turned traitor.

John Kerry wore the uniform of the US Naval Service, and disgraced it. He is not worthy of default respect.

John Murtha served as a Marine. If anyone is worthy of respect by default, it is any person who makes it through Marine Basic Training to become a Marine. He has shown through his words and deeds, he is unworthy of the title Marine.

Ted Kennedy is a Senator, the very title should command respect by default. He has shown himself to be an enemy of everything this Republic stands for, through his legislative actions and slanderous personal attacks on an honorable man who is too classy to fight back.

Helen Thomas is an elderly person, a woman, and someone who has risen in her field to a position of prominence. She should be entitled to deference, but her vicious partisan attacks have discarded any protection those attributes should have provided her. She made a choice.

The best example of this is Cindy Sheehan. Who would dream of disrespecting a woman who has lost her son in the defense of his country? Never in a million years would I have done so, in usual times. But these are not ususal times. She has become a Useful Idiot for the antiwar left, she has used her son (who apparently had a polar opposite point of view on these things than his mother does) as a prop and a tool, and his coffin as a soapbox. She has disgraced everything her son stood for, for her own personal aggrandizement.

I feel EXACTLY the same way about these four women. Anyone who has heard them speak, seen them appearing in the venues they have, to push their political agendas, realizes they have voluntarily surrendered their default deference and respect to pursue a partisan political agenda. It has been their choice to do so.


34 posted on 06/09/2006 4:05:30 AM PDT by rlmorel ("Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does." Whittaker Chambers)
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To: Nomorjer Kinov

Huh. Sanitized? I don't know why. Those comments are on target and richly deserved.


35 posted on 06/09/2006 4:07:59 AM PDT by rlmorel ("Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does." Whittaker Chambers)
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To: AlaskaErik
OLD Libbie Trick:

When someone Speaks about a HOT TOPIC using certain KEY WORDS--TAKE those words--leave 1-2 words OUT of them--( this is EASY to do) and then Just QUICKLY Relay what YOU want those words to say --and make them into something Totally REVOLTING!!

OR...Take something someone says TOTALLY out of Context!!!

Here's the Key part:Then when Repeating YOUR OWN VERSION of these "words"-or your OWN " Analysis " Condemning these innocent people for what YOU want everyone else to THINK they said or meant: .... then RUN!!! and do NOT attempt to Explain "Where" you heard that person say these things---and "When" or "How"!!!

Look at what they did to Trent Lott!!!!!

And his " Too bad you are not around today (on your 100th birthday today!!!!) back in Politics!!!"

Why did HE have to resign!!!

And McKINEY and so MANY OTHERS get away Scott FREE from the PRESS's Demands for censorship walks free??

36 posted on 06/09/2006 4:10:44 AM PDT by AirBorn
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To: rlmorel
a disingenuous dumbass



Mark Cuthbertson

37 posted on 06/09/2006 4:14:44 AM PDT by Beckwith (The liberal media has picked sides and they've sided with the Jihadists.)
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To: Nekman
"Coulter won't apologize for slamming 9/11 windows"


38 posted on 06/09/2006 4:16:01 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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To: Beckwith

Heh! I was just about to look up this loser's pic.

Looks like he brushes his teeth with draino.


39 posted on 06/09/2006 4:18:16 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Roll your own cigarettes! You'll save $$$ and smoke less!(Magnetic bumper stickers-click my name)
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To: tlb

... Ann Coulter, listening to [small, whiny, sniveling] Huntington Town Councilman, Mark Cuthbertson, as he denounces statements made in her book "Godless: the Church of Liberalism" while Coulter was making an appearance at the Book Revue Bookstore in Huntington, L.I. on Wednesday.

...Ann Coulter spares the whiny sniveling councilman by ripping up the letter, rather than tearing him a "new one".

He does not know how lucky he is.

40 posted on 06/09/2006 4:19:59 AM PDT by BufordP ("I am stuck on Al Franken 'cause Al Franken's stuck on me!" -- Stupid)
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To: BufordP
Yeah she really showed him! There's nothing in her book any one could take offense to - unless they're liberals.

(Denny Crane: "Every one should carry a gun strapped to their waist. We need more - not less guns.")

41 posted on 06/09/2006 4:21:48 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: Nekman
Nor should she.......

She's the only one with brains enough to break through the Liberal version of papal infallibility. These people who are allegedly off limits because they're victims need to be hit hard so as to shock and disorient the Libbies who smugly believe they have found vehicles to express their intellectual garbage without getting criticism back.

42 posted on 06/09/2006 4:23:41 AM PDT by Stepan12
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To: rlmorel
"Hey, if Mrs. Clinton is going to start being concerned about angry women, perhaps she should go talk to her husband who was accused of rape by Juanita Broaddrick and was groping Kathleen Willey at the moment Kathleen Willey's husband was committing suicide."


I think leaving off part of the quote is what is meant by sanitized.
43 posted on 06/09/2006 4:24:12 AM PDT by FarmerW ("We have the freedoms we fight for, and we lose those we don't defend." -Rushdie)
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To: goldstategop
...an action Cuthberston later said shows she is "promoting hate speech."

Liberals are chickensh***! He couldn't face her and say his beliefs in front of the crowd!

44 posted on 06/09/2006 4:25:39 AM PDT by Clock King ("How will it end?" - Emperor; "In Fire." - Kosh)
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To: G3
...I just purchased Ann's new book. We all should do to make the Left more wild !!!!

Yeah, I know what you mean. I wasn't going to buy it, but now feel kind of obligated to do so.

45 posted on 06/09/2006 4:29:20 AM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: Kjobs

There is a right way to say the truth and the wrong way. Ann Coulture does the latter. I blast Howard the Dean and Dennis the Kusinich for doing stuff like this. The left cannot openly debate us, why does she need to engage in this behavior. I do not care for Ann Coulture. Not that some of her points are not well taken, it's what surrounds those points.


46 posted on 06/09/2006 4:29:55 AM PDT by sachem longrifle (proud member of the fond Du lac band of the Chippewa people)
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To: Beckwith

He looks like a lobotomized Brian Kilmeade!


47 posted on 06/09/2006 4:31:26 AM PDT by Doc Savage (Bueller?....Bueller?...Bueller?...Bueller?...Pelosi?...Pelosi?...Pelosi?...)
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To: shalom aleichem

These widows put themselves in the public spotlught as "experts" on vritually everything and then they complain when someone criticizes them (even though some of the words were poorly chosen) for stands they've taken. While I'm sorry they lost their husbands who were stranded in a building burned by murderous terrorists, I feel a lot more sorry for the families of the fire, police and rescue personnel who charged in to save them without regard to their own lives. I feel a lot more sorry for the family of the Clemson coed who was strnagled by a repeat offender who should NEVER have gotten out of jail, the family of the little girl in Florida buried alive by a filty pervert, the families of our Iraq/Afghan war dead, and the families of the Cole and Oklahoma City bombings who will not receive millions in compensation from federal taxpayers like the Jersey Girls did and also don't demand billion dollar memorials and commemorative museums.


48 posted on 06/09/2006 4:33:39 AM PDT by laconic
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To: tlb

This is not a criticism of Ann, but am I the only one who thinks she takes what Rush has said for years and transferred those thoughts into book format?


49 posted on 06/09/2006 4:34:01 AM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: rlmorel
I have to agree, but here is the treatment of Ann's spot-on response embedded in the article...

New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton called the book a "vicious, mean-spirited attack," and said, "Perhaps her book should have been called 'Heartless.'"

Coulter responded to Clinton on the radio show Wednesday: "I think if she's worried about people being mean to women she should have a talk with her husband."

As you can see, a little liberal editing makes Ann's comment less biting.

50 posted on 06/09/2006 4:34:02 AM PDT by Nomorjer Kinov (If the opposite of "pro" is "con" , what is the opposite of progress?)
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