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You might know Tucker Carlson’s The Daily Caller would pick this up and go with it without comment. Man, this guy has been punked so many times by the Right for his swipes at Palin, he must be sending Rush Limbaugh flowers and chocolates by now.
During Geraldo Rivera’s Monday radio show on WABC-AM in New York City, conservative commentator Ann Coulter recalled a story about former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s desire to groom former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin when she first achieved national prominence.
Coulter, author of “Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama,” said she had heard from those close to Thatcher.
“One thing that I know, because I know people who know her, is when Sarah Palin first burst on the scene, she wanted to have a meeting with Palin, because she saw raw political talent, but wanted to teach Sarah Palin to do what she did,” Coulter said. “I just know it from friends of hers — to teach [Palin] to speak proper English. Sarah Palin did not meet with her. And just a year or two ago, when Sarah Palin was promoting some reality show or something, she went to England and she announced to the press that she was planning on dropping by to see Lady Thatcher. And Lady Thatcher put out the word that she would not be available.”
I mean, what’s with all the vitriol? Just because Palin can risk a pair of 5-inch heels without being mistaken for Chris Kaman. Coulter made her reputation by doing things like calling John Edwards a ‘faggot’, but its hard to be convinced of her conservatism when it’s so difficult to find a Democrat she hasn’t slept with.
Okay, that was low. I have just summarily slapped myself. But it was certainly no less called for than Coulter’s attacks on the Governor.
In the first place, the story of Palin’s visit to England isn’t true. Thatcher was rumored to have extended an invitation to Governor Palin, but the former PM had been suffering from dementia since 2005. Sarah Palin has never been to England.
The reason we are being so mean-spirited is because Coulter has seemingly gone out of her way to ridicule Palin; she has attacked everything from the pitch of the Governor’s voice to her folksy regional accent (something they attacked Lincoln for, incidentally), at tremendous detriment to the party she claims to support.
Sarah Palin has been a positive voice for her party. What, you think Karl Rove was responsible for the 2010 Tea Party revolution?
It should be noted here that Democrats never trash Democrats publically. Never. Ever. Period.
It is one thing if Coulter disagrees with Palin’s on substantive issues; it is quite another to deride her publically to the universal delight of liberals.
I mean, don’t Republicans have enough trouble winning elections without alienating half their party base?
Earth to Ann: THREE MILLION CONSERVATIVES STAYED HOME AND YOU GUYS LOST THE ELECTION BECAUSE OF THIS CRAP.