all politics is local
Conservative pundit Ann Counter thinks Hillary Clinton’s expected presidential candidacy will fizzle, just like City Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s mayoral bid this year.
“I don’t think she’s that formidable. I think it will be a re-run of–sorry, this is a New York reference–but another Christine Quinn,” Ms. Coulter said last night on CNN’s Piers Morgan Live. “We were told, ‘Inevitable, inevitable, she’s the next mayor, next mayor!’”
Because Ann Coulter is a crazy person for whom any chance to offend is a valid reason to go on television, when she called Barack Obama “a retard” on Twitter, we hardly batted an eye. That’s just our ‘Ann! But apparently some people didn’t like that term, including, surprisingly, uber-conservative pundit Michelle Malkin who felt like Ms. Coulter crossed even her very malleable line in the sand for political correctness, and said Ms. Coulter’s comments were “‘shallow’ and ‘stupid.’”
Now 30-year-old John Franklin Stephens, a Special Olympics athlete and global messenger has weighed in with an open letter to Ann Coulter, telling her she’s not all those bad things that Ms. Malkin called her. He still doesn’t like how she used the “R-word” though.
Read his probably-too-lenient letter to Ms. Coulter below, which invites her to come to the Special Olympics and is signed, “A friend you haven’t made yet.”
Crime & Punishment
Vice cofounder and Canadian Libertarian Gavin McInnes did Grub Street’s New York Diet column this week! It is hardly the Parliaments-and-Pabst chronicle one might expect from the “primary architect of hipsterdom.”
By contrast, it includes a knowing dig at The New York Times food section (“Like all recipes you get from Read More
A 23-year-old man named Mitchell Frost owes Bill O’Reilly $40,000.
Frost was sentenced to 30 months in jail and ordered to pay $50,000 in total resitution by an Ohio court for hacking into web pages belonging to O’Reilly, Ann Coulter, and Rudy Giuliani.
Frost’s internet crimewave occurred between August 2006 and March 2007 Read More
7 p.m. The School of American Ballet will celebrate its 75th anniversary at Winter Ball, David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, Columbus Avenue and 63rd Street. Individual ticket prices are $2,500; $1,500; $1,000; young patron tickets are $300.
7 p.m. Gay Men’s Health Crisis hosts Savor, an annual four-course Read More
Last night, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart‘s Jason Jones—he of the in-development cooking show sitcom—did a segment on how regular folks like you, me, or that guy Chris Matthews humiliated on air for not knowing what Neville Chamberlain did last May, can attain the lofty title of "pundit."
Mr. Jones Read More
It’s no blue dress, but Matt Drudge has himself a little scoop today. The title—and the strikingly familiar—cover of Ann Coulter’s latest book. Sites like Pandagon and Gawker were intrigued by Random House’s title-less touting of Ms. Coulter’s next book ("Controversial. Confidential. Coulter," was all Read More
According to soon-to-be ex-wife Cynthia, a "soul-less" Alex Rodriguez will be spending Thanksgiving with Madonna instead of in Miami with his children. [Page Six]
Amy Winehouse is back in the hospital after a bad reaction to medication. [Us Weekly]
Ann Coulter broke her jaw and had to Read More
This week, Dan Rather’s legal team submitted a memorandum to the judge overseeing Mr. Rather’s $70 million civil lawsuit against his former employers, which for the first time made public some of the thousands of documents that CBS has already turned over in the ongoing discovery process.
The Media Mob is still making its way Read More
There’s a conventional view that John McCain faces an impossible political balancing act.
He badly needs his party’s conservative base to stand with him in November, but that base doesn’t particularly like or trust him. However, if he reins in his more moderate instincts and caters to these activists with the purity and intensity they Read More