Fabulous political blog Hysterical Raisins points out something so obvious and simple that, of course, I completely neglected to realize it. I’ve talked a little about Ann Coulter in the past and my feelings toward her are (putting it politely) a little less than warm. Something about her hateful vitriol and glee at calling people “faggot” sort of makes me want to keep my distance from her.
and/or collapse her vocal cords.
I’ve wondered just why people even listen to Ann anymore, but now I get it. It’s all Chris Matthew’s fault.
Hysterical Raisins has some very insightful things to
shout say: “Chris, you spitting, slobbering sack of shit! Why does she say that stuff? Ever think that maybe it’s because imbeciles like you give her air time and attention?”Of course, part of Chris’ tolerance of Ann must surely have something to do with the almighty quest for ratings. But, I don’t know… There seems to be something a bit deeper going on between these two.
And no, I’m not talking about sex. I haven’t had my coffee right now and I’m in way too fragile a state of mind to be able to stomach the thought of Chris and Ann doin’ the Baby Maker. What I’m talking about here is more like a father indulging his spoiled child, not realizing that he is the adult in this situation and needs to take control. More and more, Ann reminds me of Veruca Salt from Willy Wonka…
Chris, I’m talking to you right now… It’s your name on the show there, buddy. If one of your guests starts acting up, it’s your job to moderate the conversation so that the focus is on the issues at hand, not how bratty
your daughter guest is acting.
I console myself with the fact that, at least in the world of Willy Wonka, people like this eventually do shut up.