This is a significant milestone: The first time I watched a clip of Ann Coulter commenting on an issue without my head exploding. Which isn't to say I agreed with her, but it was certainly entertaining without any bile rising in my throat.
Last night on Hannity and Combs, she described why she hates the idea of a McCain candidacy so much, and plans to vote for Hillary Clinton in a hypothetical McCain vs. Clinton match up. Watch it. It's delicious:
Now, I'm not a McCain fan by any means, and he's abandoned his "straight talk" express for the "whatever it takes" express, but he's relatively tolerable for a Republican. I myself would never vote for him, but a McCain vs. Clinton race is the only scenario where I see a possible Republican win. So I won't turn away Ann's vote, if it comes to that. What's really interesting are the reasons Hannity and Coulter count off for why McCain isn't a "real" conservative:
- McCain doesn't hate non-white immigrants, like most Republicans do;
- McCain doesn't support "free speech," which in Republican speak means that he supports reasonable limits on campaign financing;
- McCain doesn't believe Americans should torture prisoners, and believes we should close Guantanamo;
- McCain doesn't rabidly support tax cuts under any and all circumstances (Republicans view a progressive tax structure as "class warfare");
- McCain doesn't support drilling in ANWAR (which, over its productive lifetime, would provide about enough oil to feed the U.S. oil juggernaut for about a week).
This is why I find it hard to believe that some on the left still see no difference between the two parties. Anyway, you should really watch it. Ann also makes a good case for why Obama should be the Democratic nominee, and not the Clintons (though she does that inadvertently). There's more to say, but I gotta get back to work...
PS - I also thought about calling this post "Ann Coulter wants to have like 10 million of Hillary Clinton's babies" - who doesn't love a good American Beauty reference? - but decided against it. I don't want to get anywhere near the "Hillary is a lesbian" meme. But it's one of my all time favorite movie lines...