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.
It was. She became the national spokeswoman for GOProud.
Never crossed my mind actually. Although he did endorse and voted for Barack Obama.
I think she wanted the fat guy to be president.
She gives conservative women a bad name.
His running for President was all about #1. What an egomaniac he is. But I recall looking at that speech where Palin was unveiled as the VP candidate. Just look at McCains reaction.
Yep. She had me fooled for years.
In the end, Ann is just another liberal New England Republican.
To her, guys like Mitt Romney and Pork Porkie are "conservative". Whew.
Sure says a lot about the popularity of Mitt Romney if a non-candidate can actually steal the spotlight from the nominee.
Mitt Romney lost, the GOPe lost, the RINO wing lost. The buck stops at Romney.
The fat guy is a talented politician. But I think he was unhappy about being passed over and he knew that Romney was such a poor candidate that he was going to lose, He must have know that Romney was not going to carry Pennsylvania. So when the opportunity struck, he saw his chance to sew up the governorship with the bromance.
I really could care less about the reaction of a man who is now siding with Harry Reid and Barack Obama on gun control. The man is and always has been a disgrace. Everything he did in Vietnam has been reversed and he’s managed to put himself in debt to this nation since those days. That’s quite the accomplishment after all he did and went through in the 1970s.
You Palin types are killing us. She looked like a redneck mother when her drop out/unmarried daughter was on dancing with ——.
It’s the good folks over at Conservatives4Palin that are doing the heavy lifting.
I’m just providing links.
Interesting! I've actually been accused of suffering from PDS by a few here in the past. Sorry but facts are facts.
Your tact is sadly lacking, and; the you are more educated then Coulter or even I is not going to cut it. Go back to commas and semi colons.
Agree. However, Palin was caught by the media buying very expensive clothes. The left makes Michelle into a fashion queen while trashing Palin or any women who is conservative.
IAC, I see something less than delight.
What do you have against rednecks? Anyway, I like to compare her with the Hilary who was screaming at Senator Johnson.
“Speaking proper English?”
I speak like Sara, not like a pompous intellectual Ann.
You watch dancing with the stars?
How did those last two GOPe noms for Pres. work out for you all, Ann? The smart, smart country club set? She never misses a swipe at Sarah. Meanwhile, Sarah is living a happy life, with great husband and great kids with grandkid and is more beautiful than Coulter. It’s just sticking in her craw.
You watch dancing with the stars?
You are busted...