Okay, there is a certain irony to my title for this post, but I couldn’t resist. I have long refrained from using Ann Coulter’s name, just so that I can rest easy knowing I haven’t helped contribute to her Google hits, but at this moment I am happy to draw attention to the smackdown she received from Elizabeth Edwards on Chris Matthews’ show:
[Edwards]: I’m making the call as a mother. I’m the mother of that boy who died. My children participate — these young people behind you are the age of my children. You’re asking them to participate in a dialogue that is based on hatefulness and ugliness instead of on the issues, and I don’t think that’s serving them or this country very well.
Coulter’s response? Read on:
C[oulter]: I think we heard all we need to hear. The wife of a presidential candidate is asking me to stop speaking. No.
M[atthews]: No, she asked you to stop being so negative to people individually.
C: Right, as opposed to bankrupting doctors by giving a schyster Las Vegas routine in front of juries based on science — wait, you said I’d have as long as I would have, then you instantly interrupt me.
M: Go ahead, go ahead.
C: As I was saying, doing these psychic routines in front of illiterate juries to bankrupt doctors who now can’t deliver babies, and to charge a poverty group $50,000 for a speech. Don’t talk to me about how to use language.
E[dwards]: …the language of hate, and I’m going to ask you again to politely stop using personal attacks as part of your dialogue.
C: Okay, I’ll stop writing books.
E: If you can’t write them without them, that is fine.
Say what you will about Elizabeth Edwards, she has class, which is something Ann Coulter knows nothing about.
Plus, people like Ann never know when a “schyster” might come in handy.