A liberal dream has been made reality. No, we’re not talking about the election of Barack Obama with a Democratic Congress. It seems that Ann Coulter, the willowy, blond conservative bomb thrower has been forced to shut up, after she took a fall last month and sustained injuries that have required that her jaw be wired shut.
This means that for a little while at least Ann Coulter will find it a little difficult to talk. Her computer is still functional, we hear, and so she will at least be able to make her thoughts known on the printed page and the Internet.
The accident that broke Ann Coulter’s jaw comes at an unfortunate time. Barack Obama has been elected, which should serve as great inspiration for Ms. Coulter’s sharp tongued wit. Ann Coulter is also coming out with a book, with a title that is the soul of wit in its brevity: Guilty. Ann Coulter’s Guilty, which comes out in January, is said to relate the thuggish behavior of Barack Obama surrogates in attacking his opponents while the candidate himself pretended to be above the fray.
The jaw wiring procedure requires that the jaw be held immobile for several weeks, so there is a little hope that Ann Coulter will be able to talk in time for the book tour. At the current time, Ann Coulter is finding recording the audio version of Guilty a little difficult to say the least.
Next to Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter is likely the most hated by the left conservative pundit live. One reason is that Ann Coulter is not afraid of saying things about liberals that are politically incorrect. Ann Coulter recently got into trouble for calling into question former Senator and Presidential candidate John Edward’s sexual orientation.
There is a liberal tactic that is used when arguing national security issues like Iraq. If the liberal is losing the argument, he will invariably snarl, “Don’t you dare question my patriotism!” Taken aback, the liberal’s opponent will sputter something about “questioning you judgment”, but the argument is usually over that that point. This does not work with Ann Coulter. She’ll smile and accuse the liberal of treason for suggesting, for instance, a withdraw of troops from Iraq.
A second reason liberals hate Ann Coulter is that she’s a very attractive woman (as conservative female pundits tend to be.) There is nothing quite so horrible to the male liberal, no matter how metrosexual he pretends to be, than to be tongue lashed by an attractive woman who doesn’t care what he thinks of her. That is especially true if the liberal is having improper fantasies about her, as David Letterman recently admitted to having about Governor Sarah Palin.
For the next several weeks, Ann Coulter has been struck silent. But liberals should not grow to comfortable. Soon the wires will come off and weeks of accumulated venom will come forth. It will be a hard time for Ann Coulter to have to remain silent while there is daily folly coming from the left that begs comment. But this period of enforced silence will just be an opportunity for Ann Coulter to grow stronger. One can hardly wait.
Source: Ann Coulter’s Jaw Wired Shut: Report, The Huffington Post, November 25th, 2008