By: E&P Staff
Ann Coulter, fresh from implying that John Edwards is a “faggot,” now has a statement on her Web site saying Edwards campaign manager David Bonior “is fronting for Arab terrorists.”
Coulter made the homophobic slur about Edwards, a Democratic presidential candidate, during a Friday speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference.
Soon after, Bonior announced he was sending out a fund-raising letter seeking “Coulter Cash” to “show every would-be Republican mouthpiece that their bigoted attacks will not intimidate this campaign.”
A copy of Bonior’s letter was posted on Coulter’s Web site, with this note underneath: “It’s always good to divert Bonior from his principal pastime which is fronting for Arab terrorists.”
Bonior was elected to Congress 13 times in Michigan, and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1968 to 1972.
Universal Press Syndicate distributes Coulter’s weekly newspaper column. A spokesperson there told E&P today that Universal would not comment about something Coulter said outside her column. The syndicate also declined to comment on what steps it might be taking if Coulter had used the “N” word instead of the “F” word.
Coulter’s Friday remark went as follows: “I was going to have a few comments on the other Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, but it turns out you have to go into rehab if you use the word ‘faggot,’ so I — so kind of an impasse, can’t really talk about Edwards.”
Audience members at the conservative gathering initially appeared startled, but then many of them laughed and applauded Coulter’s slur.
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