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August 29, 2005

Partisans Anonymous

Can't argue with this:

Finally, we've decided that syndicated columnist Ann Coulter has worn out her welcome. Many readers find her shrill, bombastic and mean-spirited. And those are the words used by readers who identified themselves as conservatives.

And thus ends Ann's tenure at the Arizona Daily Star. A few months ago she was on Time's cover, now she's kicked off a Western regional's op-ed page. This, of course, should be expected. Coulter, and others like her, are the red bull and vodka of political pundits. First time you see her she makes you feel weird, but good. Second and third times, there's still novelty, but you're a bit surprised by how strong she is. Give her a couple more chances and you love her -- there's never been a columnist this awesome! You could read her forever!

The next morning, you wake up blinded, aching, hating yourself. Just knowing that you indulged in Ann hurls (sorry, bad word choice) you into a pit self-loathing. More to the point, you hate her for making you feel that way. The Time cover was the peak -- politics was drunk on partisanship. But that was just the election afterparty, we were all feeling a bit loopy. Her ejection from the op-ed page is the inevitable next step. She makes us all feel sick, and we want her out of our lives forever.

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Such a good metaphor...

Posted by: Brad Plumer | Aug 29, 2005 5:00:14 PM

Coulter, and others like her, are the red bull and vodka of political pundits. First time you see her she makes you feel weird, but good. Second and third times, there's still novelty, but you're a bit surprised by how strong she is...

Now that you've turned 21, should we be expecting to see this type of analogy used more and more often on these pages?

Posted by: Swopa | Aug 29, 2005 6:09:22 PM

I was surprised and pleased to learn that Ann is an attorney. Now, if only that fat fuck, Michael Moore, had as much education.....hmmm

Posted by: Fred Jones | Aug 29, 2005 8:22:10 PM

What is Red Bull? You kids really need to explain modern vices to us aging hippies, so we know whether to feel morally superior or envious.

Ann Coulter was good for Democrats. Nuff said. Tragic censorship here.

Posted by: bob mcmanus | Aug 29, 2005 9:00:15 PM

It's about time that people start ignoring her.

Posted by: Unstable Isotope | Aug 29, 2005 10:05:05 PM

Couldn't agree more...

Posted by: Adam | Aug 29, 2005 11:39:45 PM

Tragic censorship here.

Disagree, bob. It's not censorship, it's the market.

Posted by: Fred Jones | Aug 30, 2005 7:49:03 AM

Heh-heh. Funny. My mom, a conservative in her own right, would get up and leave the room when Ann Coulter was on the television, saying Ann made her feel nauseous. But your reaction takes the cake.

Bob, Red Bull is an energy drink featuring taurine (touted on the site as an amino acide) and caffeine. The young folks like to mix it with vodka. It has been advocated as a pre-workout beverage.

Posted by: Pepper | Aug 30, 2005 2:41:11 PM

The last word on Coulter:

http://blogs.salon.com/0002874/stories/2003/11/22/annCoultersBeautySecret.html

Posted by: NBarnes | Aug 31, 2005 7:09:44 AM

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