Ann Coulter: New Topics, Same Hatred of Liberals
She should be arguing before the Supreme Court, says former beau
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 9, 2010 3:18 PM CDT
Ann Coulter in a 2009 file photo.   (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
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(Newser) – Ann Coulter is the subject of a lengthy profile in the New York Times, which makes the case that because the Tea Party has "stolen her thunder," she's staking out new political territory. (Headline: "Outflanked on Right, Coulter Seeks New image.") It cites as "most startling" her efforts to woo gay Republicans. Click the link for the full treatment. Some highlights:

  • God's work: “I’d be disappointed if liberals did not spit their drinks out when they heard my name. That’s kind of what I’m shooting for. But that does not relate to the reality of me. It relates to me creating a reaction in godless traitors."

  • Old flame: “I just think it’s a waste of great talent,” says former suitor Bob Guccione Jr., referring to Coulter's previous life as a lawyer. “She could have argued cases before the Supreme Court."
  • New flame: Maybe, but she's not telling. “I’m kind of like Jack Nicholson in The Shining. It’s a little bit weird how utterly, laughably solitary I am."
  • On the road: She spends 6 to 12 weeks a year on the lecture circuit, which accounts for 90% of her income. A recent speech to a Republican women's club paid $25,000.

 

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