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Ooops, Ann

In my blackest of black hearts, I have had thoughts along these lines regarding some of the 9/11 widows:“These broads are millionaires, lionized on TV and in articles about them, reveling in their status as celebrities and stalked by griefparrazies. I have never seen people [manipulating] their husband’s death so much.”

Well, while playing Mad Libs, Ann Coulter decided to say this instead:

"These broads are millionaires, lionized on TV and in articles about them, reveling in their status as celebrities and stalked by griefparrazies. I have never seen people enjoying their husband’s death so much.”

Yeah, this crosses the line. Loutish, says Rick Moran.

I would not go so far as to declare Ann Coulter persona non grata, for she is spot-on correct more often than she is dead wrong. It certainly detracts from the weight of whatever she might say in the future, though.

Posted by Ken McCracken · 7 June 2006 05:55 PM

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EXPLOITING WOULD HAVE BEEN A BETTER WORD THAN ENJOYING

Posted by: reliapundit at June 7, 2006 05:57 PM

I would rather have my husband alive and well than any amount of money... I don't think it is appropriate to comment on why a widow of a 9-11 victim might do an interview. I usually agree with Ann BUT, not this time.

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at June 7, 2006 06:23 PM

en-joy, v.:

1. To receive pleasure or satisfaction from.

2. To have the use or benefit of


Maybe a poor choice of word, but that's it.

Posted by: D-Max at June 7, 2006 06:39 PM

These widows chose to become political activists for the democrat party after 9/11. While Coulter's comments are sharp and biting, the deaths of the widow's husbands does not protect them from political attack, it's a mean world, this political thing. Coming out and being purely political on the 9/11 attacks and aftermath, then trying to insulate yourself behind a personal tragedy won't work.
I do think if she would have replaced "enjoying" with "enjoying the celebrity their political activism has brought them solely based on their husband's deaths.

Posted by: Eneils Bailey at June 7, 2006 08:11 PM

Oh, please! That's a rather petty complaint, isn't it?

Posted by: JohnJ at June 7, 2006 09:14 PM

I would hasten to add that Cindy Sheehan seems to be "enjoying" the fame her son Casey brought upon her. She is using a tragedy for personal gain too.

Much like Brady enjoyed supporting the "Brady Bill" or the parents of Megan enjoyed passing "Megan's Law". The difference is that the Brady Bill and Megan's Law are directly related to the tragedies of the families, while Shehans crusade against Bush and desire to "meet face to face" with him has not a damned thing to do with her son's death. And bashing Bush has not a damned thing to do with the 9-11 tragedy. What do these women want? Sooner or later, like say almost 5 years later, you should fade away and let the next set of victims have their 15 minutes. Being a political activist opens you up to these partisan attacks. Being a widow only works as a shield for so long. Shehan lost the shield when she met with Hugo Chavez. What the hell does he have to do with your son's death in Iraq?

Posted by: Justin B at June 8, 2006 01:14 AM