New Coulter Column Has More Harsh Words For Elizabeth Edwards

By: E&P Staff Ann Coulter, in her latest column, responded to being criticized by Elizabeth and John Edwards this week by offering more harsh words about the couple.

For instance, the conservative Universal Press Syndicate writer described as a "harangue" and "utterly dishonest" the words spoken by Elizabeth Edwards when she called the "Hardball" show Tuesday to ask Coulter to stop making personal attacks on her husband and others.

Coulter called Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards a "faggot" in a March speech, and has also implied that John Edwards should die in a terrorist attack. Part of her quote: "If I'm going to say anything about John Edwards in the future, I'll just wish he had been killed in a terrorist assassination plot."

The columnist claimed that her "terrorist assassination" remark was sort of a take-off on a comment by Bill Maher, who said the death of Vice President Dick Cheney (a prime architect of the Iraq War) would mean that more people would live.

In addition, Coulter has "joked" a number of times over the years about wishing for the deaths of various liberals, journalists, Muslims, and others.

Coulter, in her new column, had this to say about the several-minute "Hardball" call-in by Elizabeth Edwards, who's fighting breast cancer: "I think I may have tuned out at some point, so I can only speak to the first 45 minutes of Elizabeth Edwards' harangue, but it mostly consisted of utterly dishonest renditions of things."

One thing Elizabeth Edwards said to Coulter during the call-in: "I'm going to politely ask you again to stop using personal attacks as part of your dialogue." She also asked Coulter why she had lied and said her husband had a bumper sticker on his car that read, "Ask me about my dead son." Coulter replied: "That was three years ago." Edwards: "I'm the mother of the boy that died."

In the column, Coulter also criticized John Edwards for reacting to her insults again him and his wife with fund-raising efforts.

Coulter concluded: "I'm a little tired of losers trying to raise campaign cash or TV ratings off of my coattails, particularly when they use their afflictions or bereavement schedules to try to silence the opposition."


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