March 14, 2012 by Maggie Zachary
Ann Coulter Notes A Problem With Conservative Media Whores
We’ll skip the lack of self-reflection and get right to the dissing. (Watch it if you’re feeling particularly masochistic today.) First, a bit of meow at Sarah Palin.
One of the ones promoting [a brokered convention] is Sarah Palin, who has suggested herself as the choice. I think as long as it’s between us girls — I’ve been observing something about her. I don’t think it’s likely to happen. I don’t know what these people are cheering for. As I wrote in a column a few weeks back, who is this dream candidate we’re hoping to get from the convention, because Rick Perry used to be the dream candidate. Can we see them in a debate first?
Of course, that can be explained by her accepting the inevitable and backing Mitt Romney. Still, she’s smart enough to have figured something out from the spectacle of the flavor-of-the-month candidates from last year.
And just a more corporate problem is I think our party and particularly our movement, the conservative movement, does have more of a problem with con men and charlatans than the Democratic Party. I mean, the incentives seem to be set up to allow people — as long as you have a band of a few million fanatical followers, you can make money. The Democrats have managed to figure out how not to do that.
Coulter even has come up with a solution: yet another pledge for the Republican nominees:
The one pledge I support and I think I’m going to draft it up is for all Republican nominees for president — I want them to sign a pledge saying, ‘If I lose the nomination I pledge I will not take a gig with Fox News or write a book.’
Gee, Ann, couldn’t you extend that pledge to Congress critters? Although, come to think of it, I’d rather have the lunatics on Fox News than in Congress.