June 28, 2007

Queen Ann Strikes Again.

Hm. From a reader:

Do you think Ann Coulter was talking about you on Good Morning America when she said the denouncement that "hurt me the most was on IAmaLittleGirlinaPinkPartyDress.com; very upsetting!" ???

For the record, I don't think Coulter was singling me out—just using the name of my blog to make fun of the entire 'sphere. Kind of an interesting thing to do.

In a sense, she's saying "who are you, Little Miss Attila, to criticize me?" Well, I'm just part of a group—a cultural phenomenon—that got Dan Rather kicked off the air, defeated the amnesty bill and changed political discourse permanently. Part of an Army of Davids. We fight the Goliaths of Big Media, Big Goverment, and Big Firebrandresses (tall ones, anyway).

In a sense, Queen Ann is saying to bloggers—all bloggers—the question The Who put out there: "Who the fuck are you?" Well, who is she, for that matter? A woman who uses her legs to sell books. (Not that there's anything wrong with that. I should do the same, especially since my legs are a good deal nicer than hers are. If you like your girls curvy, that is. If willowy is your thing, stick with Queen Ann.)

I think comediennes who do actual comedy—e.g., Sarah Silverman (hotter than Coulter and I put together, BTW)—are cool. The ones like Coulter and Margaret Cho who try to combine standup with political analysis are simply lame. Politics plus humor can be a difficult balancing act, and only a handful of people of any sex really pull it off.

Ann Coulter isn't one of those who successfully combine comedy and political commentary. Had she only stuck with analysis, it would be a different matter, but implying that Edwards is a "faggot," and then parsing out the phrasing in a fashion that would make Bill Clinton blush? Very lawyerly. I of course mean "lawyerly" in the sense of "stupid." (Full disclaimer: some of my best friends, yadda yadda yadda.)

"It was clearly a schoolyard taunt," she said in the days following that incident. "No one seriously thought I meant to suggest Edwards was gay." Well, that's not how I heard it. And I never really thought—from the first moment I heard that lame stunt at CPAC 2007—that I would have taken it too kindly if I had been Elizabeth Edwards.

What if I'd implied that Halle Barry was a "nigger," and then defended myself by saying I hadn't stated it outright? And what if I'd then reminded people that everyone knows one of her parents is white, so there's no possible reason anyone could confuse her with an actual nigger?

Well, then I'd be a publicity whore. And I could go on Good Morning America and make fun of people whose websites sport really creative names. AnnCoulter.com: it must have taken her weeks to think of that one.

Posted by Attila Girl at June 28, 2007 11:08 PM | TrackBack

Haven't you actually had the "honor" (haha) of meeting her? (Am I misremembering?)

Was she actually talking about you? What a silly bitch she is! Little girl in a pink party dress? That's the best she can do? I mark that one "lame." If you aren't as pure a right-winger as her, you're a little girl in a pink party dress. Right.

And she's still shilling for Duncan Hunter? Hey, I like Duncan Hunter too, but I'm no fool. For someone who's supposed to be so f'n smart, she seems to be hanging desperately to a non-winner. For purity!

Posted by: Beth at June 29, 2007 02:37 AM

ah man, I'm sorry, I still have a soft spot in my heart for ole Annie! Shit. Oh well, I do appreciate your blog post and maybe I need to read more about what happened with you two. :-)

Posted by: c.a.Marks at June 29, 2007 03:16 AM

To Ann conservative critics like myself are as bad as liberals for taking her words out of context. The fact is we have fit her latest spew into the context of her pantheon of smugness and ugly meanness.

With Ann's humor there's no sense of humanity. She bludgeons, she stabs. There's no sympathy for her subject. Two examples of (semi) funny people are Jay Leno and David Letterman. They rip on people all the time, yet they don't project a coldness towards them. For Ann her opponents are wrong, dumb, and evil.

Posted by: Sean Hackbarth at June 29, 2007 12:09 PM

For Ann her opponents are wrong, dumb, and evil.

Sounds like the average Democrat politician...maybe she is just playing a part?

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie at June 29, 2007 01:15 PM

Now, now everyone, let's pause for perspective, shall we? The Dems control Congress and might grab the brass ring in '08. London just escaped a double bombing. The Supremes want to loose the crazies housed by Uncle Sugar at Club Gitmo. Adadinnerjacket is drooling again. Pooty-poot Putin wants the arctic for an enterprise zone. Let us breathe deeply and think "No enemy to the Right."

Posted by: Neal at June 29, 2007 03:50 PM

If Ann were actually promoting conservatism I'd give her a break. For her it's all about Ann.

Posted by: Sean Hackbarth at June 30, 2007 11:57 AM

For the last time, if it was all about self-promotion, AC could make a $Billion switching sides. Don't think so? I doubt Borders or Barnes and Noble would hide her books in the storeroom if they will picking apart the Right. How many movies based on those books, would be at Blockbuster and Netflix right now?

If AC didn't promise the networks a chance at implosion every time she was invited to appear, how often do you think she would appear on all those shows? They are hoping that she will pull an Imus, or the audience will feel she has, and her career will be in the crapper. And while we're at it, why didn't the shit hit the fan when Bill Maher said "But I have zero doubt that if Dick Cheney was not in power, people wouldnít be dying needlessly tomorrow. (applause)...Iím just saying if he did die, other people, more people would live. Thatís a fact." We know why.

Posted by: Darrell at June 30, 2007 08:02 PM

Ah. But Maher is an idiot, and his idiocy does not reflect upon me.

Posted by: Attila Girl at July 1, 2007 01:28 AM

Nor should it. Maher isn't the only one, sad to say.

Posted by: Darrell at July 1, 2007 07:10 AM

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