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Ann Coulter: Guilty of Gonzo?
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True, Barack Obama hasn’t warned Republicans in Congress against her — as he did with Rush Limbaugh — but is there any figure on the Right who generates as much outrage as Ann Coulter? In the L.A. Times Sunday, Mickey Edwards made sure to name-check her:

The Republican Party that is in such disrepute today is not the party of Reagan. It is the party of Rush Limbaugh, of Ann Coulter, of Newt Gingrich, of George W. Bush, of Karl Rove. It is not a conservative party, it is a party built on the blind and narrow pursuit of power.

Perhaps he meant “blonde and narrow”? Whatever. Her latest book, Guilty, is No. 2 on the New York Times bestseller list, and here’s an unusual comparison to think about:

Given the Newtonian opposition of their political loyalties, and their vastly different literary ouevres, the fans of Hunter S. Thompson and the fans of Ann Coulter are very near to being mutually exclusive sets. A Venn diagram would show an almost infinitesimal overlap between Set A (those who admire the drug-addled king of gonzo) and Set B (those who admire the acid-tongued right-wing blonde). Yet as one of the few occupants of Set AB, I find striking parallels between the two, and wonder why others don’t also see these parallels.

What kind of demented geek would write such lunatic gibberish?

Robert Stacy McCain
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