Ann Coulter calls John Edwards a faggot. Of course, this is childish, shameful and generally embarrassing behavior by a mind the conservatives think is so important that they'll invite her to speak and introduce Mitt Romney at a political event.
She likes Mitt Romney ("I think he's probably our best candidate."), Mitt Romney likes her ("I am happy to hear that after you hear from me, you will hear from Ann Coulter. That is a good thing. Oh yeah!"), and that tells you pretty much what you need to know about both of them. Except that Romney wants to blame the French for our country's troubles. This is a perplexingly frightening combination of 1984 doubletalkish cynicism and South Park's Blame Canada joke, largely because it should be inconceivable that such a stupid idea would be embraced so jadedly by a politician seeking to become the chief executive of the United States. Why anyone gives either of them air time is beyond me.
Coulter has long proved that she's a crazy and unbalanced partisan xenophobe who, for some reason, keeps getting endorsed and *publicly applauded* by the conservative bloc. That alone should tell you something about their stance on substantive issues. Even my home state's Libertarian Party saw through her. (Conservatives, police your own if this is a problem for you).
For anyone tempted to call Ann Coulter names in response, I think the worst thing you can call her is Ann Coulter. Is it necessary to go beyond that? Her behavior is so outrageous and she brings so little to the national debate that there's really no need to rhetorically link her to anyone else. She's Ann Coulter, and that's enough to make any thinking citizen's mouth twist in disgust. "Coulter" means something as uniquely bad as what "McCarthy" means or what "David Duke" means. All through her own efforts.
Now, can we just shun her please? I'm all for the conservatives shooting themselves in the foot over this one, but please, let's stick to the issues - the disastrous war in Iraq, the equally disastrous educational policy of "No Child Left Behind," the bludgeoning of the middle class, the shameful lack of affordable health care access, global warming, and so on. It's issues like these that Coulter wants to distract everyone from, with her bedroom innuendos.