Skip to comments.Classless Coulter Gets Her Facts Wrong
Posted on 04/08/2013 9:33:29 PM PDT by Bratch
Its disturbing that Ann Coulter is so desperate for attention that she would stoop this low on the day Margaret Thatcher died. Just like Politco (as Steve pointed out in another post) Coulter used Thatchers passing as an opportunity to take part in some trashy PDS. During an interview with Geraldo Rivera, Coulter starting punching up and didnt stop until she made a complete fool of herself.
Transcript, courtesy of Real Clear Politics:
COULTER: One thing that I know, because I know people who know her, is when Sarah Palin first burst on the scene, the political scene, she wanted to have a meeting with Palin, because she saw raw political talent, but wanted to teach Sarah Palin to do what she did.
COULTER: To teach her to speak proper English. Palin did not meet with her, and just a year or two ago, when Sarah Palin was promoting some reality show or something, she went to England. And she announced to the press that she was planning on dropping by to see Lady Thatcher, and Lady Thatcher put out the word that she was not available.
COULTER: What, I think, a lot of us saw, that Sarah Palin did have raw political talent. And if she had been willing to put her nose to the grindstone and pursue improving herself, speaking proper English, reading stuff, knowing lots of things, she could have been great. Shes a fine person, but that isnt what shes pursuing.
First of all, what business does Ann Coulter have demeaning a highly accomplished former executive like Governor Palin? What has Ann ever done to place herself on such a pedestal? Any noteworthy accomplishments, Ann, besides trashing good conservatives and promoting squishy moderates? At least for the past couple of years anyway, because we all know Coulter used to act and talk much differently than she does today.
Second, I realize Governor Palin does not use the same pretentious snob accent Coulter does, but Governor Palin speaks proper English. Does she use slang from time to time? Sure, and there is nothing wrong with that. Its called being human and having a sense of humor. Two things I guess Coulter is having trouble identifying with these days.
Third, if Ann Coulter knew anything about Governor Palin, she wouldnt make those comments about reading stuff, knowing lots of things etc. Perhaps Ann should read some of the stuff Governor Palin has written, or maybe take some time to watch some of her speeches. Coulter would certainly learn some things about the Governor she clearly doesnt already know, and considering what business shes in, she should. Nothing worse than an uninformed opinion writer.
Last but not least, Coulter repeats a debunked story by the left-wing Guardian from 2011. Margaret Thatcher never put out the word that she was not available to meet with Governor Palin. As former Thatcher aide, Niles Gardiner wrote (emphasis):
I have spoken to Lady Thatchers Private Office regarding the story, and they confirm that the attack on Sarah Palin definitely did not come from her office, and in no way reflects her views. As a former aide to Margaret Thatcher myself, I can attest that this kind of thinking is entirely alien to her, and that such remarks would never be made by her office. She has always warmly welcomed like-minded figures in the United States, and has in the past met with numerous US presidential candidates and political dignitaries when they have visited London. But at the age of 85 she is now able to receive very few visitors at all.
There was never any snub of Sarah Palin by Lady Thatchers office. However, there has been a great deal of mischief-making and unpleasantness from sections of the liberal press in a vain and futile attempt to use Margaret Thatchers name to smear a major US politician.
Add Coulter to this mix of mischief-makers.
Jim Hoft also reported the Thatcher Foundations response when asked by one of his readers if the story was true:
The Guardian, of course, is not a newspaper at all sympathetic to Lady Thatcher (or to Mrs. Palin), so reports on this topic, from that source, have minimal credibility. If nothing else, would Lady Thatcher have ever described a prominent US conservative politician as nuts, or approved an ally who used the description? I would hope that question answers itself.
Of course, sadly, Lady Thatchers health is not good these days and such considerations naturally dominate her schedule. That much is true. Someone once said that if you plaster together the true and the false you thereby manufacture the plausible, but in this case I dont think even that much has been achieved by the Guardian.
So there you have it. Ann Coulter used the day the world lost Iron Lady Thatcher to trash Governor Palin with rehashed, debunked lies and insults to play to the ignorant. Bravo, Ann! You, like Politico, have reached a new low.
What a pity
Coulter is a snob. Like so many people she grew up with and went to school with, she thinks she is superior. The reason why she opposed the Texas lady that Bush nominated for the Court, not because of her talents, but because she was a graduate of SMU.
I hope you don’t mean Harriet Miers
Like my mom would say, “I think Ann Coulter woke up on the wrong side of the bed today.”
If we’re judging Coulter this has to be balanced against her getting it right on immigration. She was one of the few sane voices at this year’s CPAC pointing out the obvious truth that amnesty and mass legal immigration equals more Democrats.
It’s so much easier to be a RINO than a conservative.
Still think Krispy Kreme will make a comeback, Anne? Well, I’m never voting for that jacka$$. We don’t forget him playing the Greek column for Obama, and we don’t forget that you wanted him for VP. You lost most of your credibility when a fat man hugged a Marxist.
I mean Miers. Coulter rejected her not for her merits or lack of them but because of her lack of Petigree. I was not in favor of Miers, but I was offended by the tone of Coulters opposition. And obviously she is envious of Palin.
Jealous of her looks, family, and life.
Poor little Annie.
Coulter lost it when she bit into the Romney apple.
Good for you, Bratch. Keep calling out the phonies. If left alone, the left’s lies become facts in the minds of the low information voters.
Actually, she may be offended by Palin and for good reason.
Palin never had any serious intention of running for President in 2012.
Palin’s Will she or Won't she Diva Tour publicity/attention whoring really hurt all of the Republican Presidential Candidates campaigns and helped Obama get re elected by default