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Ann Coulter: 'I Don't Want to Try to Understand'

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Ann Coulter is not a tasteless, trouble-making, uninformed, clueless bimbo, though she often plays one on TV.

At least that's what we were led to believe during a nearly ten minute, extended Wikipedia-style introduction of the lawyer-turned-talking head at USC's Annenberg Auditorium.

"I've never seen such a friendly crowd at a college campus," Coulter beamed as the standing-room audience of about 250 settled down after the majority greeted her with a standing ovation.

Coulter was invited by the USC College Republicans to speak for Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week but all she really seemed interested in was selling her latest book, which apparently conflates defeating terrorists with taking out "liberals."

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Coulter's 45-minute presentation elicited many laughs, loud cheers and roars of approval, although plenty of her statements made little sense no matter their relation to fact. The only subdued groan from the middle of the room came when Coulter stated: "If the terrorists were to take [Nancy Pelosi] hostage they wouldn't even have to blindfold her."

Coulter finds it ludicrous that "liberals" are so adamant about capturing Osama bin Laden. "Arresting Osama is like saying if we put Kenny Rogers in jail, country music would end."