New Ann Coulter Book ‘Guilty’ of Re-Hashing

New Ann Coulter Book ‘Guilty’ of Re-Hashing
Drudge is reporting that Ann Coulter (whom Brandon Barker reports has suffered a serious injury from which I wish her a speedy recovery) has a new book coming out just in time for Barack Obama’s inauguration. He’s got a preview of the copy from the book’s jacket:

“GUILTY is a much-needed reality check on a Left gone wild,” declares the book’s jacket.

“When it comes to bullying, no one outdoes the Left. Citing case after case, ranging from the hilariously absurd to the shockingly vicious, Coulter dissects so-called victims who are invariably the oppressors. For instance: While B. Hussein Obama piously condemned attacks on candidates’ families, his media and campaign surrogates ripped open the court-sealed divorce records of his two principal opponents in his Senate race in Illinois.”

Is that all Coulter’s got? A lie about Obama (he denounced the use of divorce files in his campaign; it was several media outlets and GOP primary opponents who spearheaded the effort to release them), and the tired old “In the Tank” argument that Mark Halperin just tried to sell?

Mindless Clinton-era bashing is not going to work anymore. The right-wing media is going to need to adapt in order to survive. Dinosaurs like Coulter are going to have some lean years.

Tommy Christopher co-hosts “Unusable Signal” , on BlogTalkRadio Tues – Thur at 10pm, and Fri, & Sat at 11pm. Click here for the Unusable Signal homepage.

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The Truth About Palin, Africa and NAFTA

The Truth About Palin, Africa and NAFTA

This in no way diminishes the many valid criticisms made of Sarah Palin’s preparedness for the Vice Presidency, nor of her authenticity as a voice for the average American, but The National Review’s Rich Lowry has the scoop on some unfair piling-on that has occurred recently.

Lowry, you may remember, is the guy who surmised that Palin’s wink during the VP debate caused many an American male to sit more erect on their couches. Lowry’s apparent, um, admiration for Palin aside, his source’s explanation of the recent leak about Palin’s knowledge of Africa and NAFTA jibe with what I thought all along:

(Steve Biegun, the former Bush NSC aid who briefed Sarah Palin on foreign policy)says there’s no way she didn’t know Africa was a continent, and whoever is saying she didn’t must be distorting “a fumble of words.”

(On NAFTA) He was briefing Palin before a Univision interview, and talking to her about trade issues. He rolled through NAFTA, CAFTA, and the Colombia FTA. As he talked, people were coming in and out of the room, handing Palin things, etc. She was distracted from what Biegun was saying, and said, roughly, “Ok, who’s in NAFTA, what’s the deal with CAFTA, what’s up the FTA?”-her way, Biegun says, of saying “rack them and stack them,” begin again from the start. “Somebody is taking a conversation and twisting it maliciously,” he says.

I’ve written a lot about Palin, as there are a lot of legitimate criticisms to be made, but I’ve found myself defending her a lot recently (Unlike, as the LA Times notes, McCain, or any other GOP leader save one). That’s because legitimate criticism is weakened by dishonest or unfair attacks, and because it just isn’t right. Doing it to save your own skin, while proving only your own dishonesty, is the height of stupidity and cowardice.

Tommy Christopher co-hosts “Unusable Signal“,on BlogTalkRadio, Tues through Thurs at 10pm, and Fri, and Sat at 11pm. (Eastern) Click here for the Unusable Signal homepage.