Why Won't Ann Coulter Leave LA?
For a woman who claims to hate liberals so much, Ann Coulter has sure hung around lefty-lovin' Los Angeles lots lately.
You'd think that after her Wednesday night appearance on The Tonight Show, she would have flown back East immediately to boast that her new book "Godless" will debut at #1 on next week's New York Times best-seller's list.
But instead of taking Jet Blue (do Red Staters fly 'Blue?) on Thursday (back to Florida?) she appeared on the Hannity & Colmes show from the Fox studios in West LA where she uttered the funniest line of the week, "I'm a little tired of liberals exploiting my book to get on TV and sell newspapers."
The fete was a who's-who of LA political bloggers, including Matt Welch and Luke Thompson, Joseph Mailander of the Martini Republic, Moxie, Andrew Breitbart of the Drudge Report, Pajamas Media head honcho Roger L. Simon, and of course recent birthday girl Emmanuelle Richard. Coulter was escorted to the garden party by Slate's Mickey Kaus.
You'd think with all those mostly-righty bloggers in attendance, someone would have
written blogged about meeting the skinny blonde author, most recently best-known for calling the 9/11 widows "broads" and witches, but the reports are few and far between.
Cathy Seipp had a party yesterday -- a pretty big do to celebrate both daughter Maia's high school graduation and the fact that Cathy herself had clobbered the cancer odds and stayed healthy enough to see it happen. ...
Word spreads that Ann Coulter is supposed to be coming, with Mickey Kaus. Mickey is ostensibly a centrist Democrat, but has long seemed to have a fetish for blonde Republican pundits. This is not to imply that they are or are not dating -- I have no idea.
So anyway, while talking to Christian Johnson and Donna Barstow, I see Mickey arrive with the Ann-tichrist herself. Donna says I have to talk to her; that she would if she were more familiar with Ann's work. Christian is anxious to get a picture with Ann. It's funny how there are people here who have probably used all kinds of invective to describe her, yet immediately wanted to talk to her. Liberal blogger Joseph Mailander, for one, was seen conversing pleasantly with her, and I hope he blogs about what was said, cuz I'd like to know.
I ask Matt Welch if he'd met her. He responds "Have you met Eichmann?"
Matt is amused to snap a picture of Joseph and Ann. At first, I thought he was just trying to get one of Joseph in the same frame as Roger L. Simon The Man Who Created Moses Wine, whom Joseph frequently and amusingly beats up on metaphorically. Roger looks to have gained weight since last I saw him. Too much lounging around in pajamas?
I did not speak to Ann, though had I done so, I'd have asked what church she attends. I can tell you that she's very tall, freakishly thin, and has big hooters, though not obviously fake ones.