Saturday, March 03, 2007


Why, Ann? Why?

Personally I find it to be a somewhat funny one-liner, and have no problem with it, other than the fact that Ann should have known damn-well that the MSM and other liberals will now use this as ammo against the right-wing for years to come. Way to go.

***Update, 7:55pm***

I should note that there was nothing wrong with what Ann said because she's a political commentator who makes her living making jokes. What would be wrong is for politicians to embrace this kind of speech, which none of the big-name Republicans have:

Of the major Republican candidates, only Mr. McCain did not attend [CPAC], but he denounced her remarks on Saturday morning. “The comments were wildly inappropriate,” said his spokesman, Brian Jones.

Mr. Giuliani said, “The comments were completely inappropriate and there should be no place for such name-calling in political debate.”

Kevin Madden, a spokesman for Mr. Romney, said: “It was an offensive remark. Governor Romney believes all people should be treated with dignity and respect.”

Get ready for the libs to use this against Republican candidates, even though they didn't say it or endorse it. The difference here is that conservatives don't defend, and even condemn, their own when they step over the line. Liberals never chastise each other, they just pretend nothing ever happened, and the liberal media obliges them by ignoring the story.

Personally, I liked this quote from Ann explaining herself:
C’mon, it was a joke. I would never insult gays by suggesting that they are like John Edwards. That would be mean.
Ann makes her living with satire, and she does it better than anyone else. She's very smart, and she knows what she can get away with saying. She doesn't care if her jokes offend some Lefties, as long as they entertain her audience. And if the Left get's all out of shape and helps her sell a few extra books? I'm sure that doesn't bother her either.

***Update, 8:26pm***

Ultramontane: What would you call him?

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