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The Ann Coulter Comment on John Edwards

March 3, 2007 | By | One Comment

So. I was in the room when Ann made her comment about John Edwards:

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.

(Video here.)

But I didn’t hear it. I think a lot of people missed it because no one around me, in the back at the press table, reacted visibly.

We were all startled by the fact that she cut her talk off so abruptly. I thought it was strange that she talked so briefly.

And stranger still that she went to questions and the microphones weren’t even set up. So there were these awkward moments while she was waiting for questions and no one was lined up for questions. She laughed nervously and clearly working to stay in control of the situation, told people to just shout out questions. Which, of course, the crowd packed with college-aged boys was happy to do.

Knowing now what it is that she had just said, retrospectively, she seemed to have been rattled.

Meanwhile, back in the exhibit hall, crowds were wrapped around the room waiting to have her sign her books. It looked a little like a camp-out before a rock concert, with kids sitting on the floor, some of them waiting for hours. Jack says bloggers are reporting this morning, however, that she left with scores of people still standing in line. (Link to follow when I find it.)

Yeah, What She Said: Ann Coulter Handicaps the Race

March 3, 2007 | By | No Comments

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Backstage at CPAC
While she stopped short of endorsing Romney per se, Ann Coulter did say that “Romney is probably our best candidate.”

But her most pithy remark came related to Giuliani when she observed that:

If we get to the point in this country where both candidates for President are for abortion, then we can just hang it up as a country.

Well said, Ann.

Rudy the Rockstar

March 3, 2007 | By | No Comments

Catching up from yesterday at CPAC — here’s the Rudy as Rockstar pics:

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And the lines that went on and on and on. In all fairness, however, we discovered that these lines were quasi-permanent throughout the afternoon as the day wore on with people waiting to see Romney and Ann Coulter as well:

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For example, you’ll see the Tancredo signs in this line for Rudy’s speech.

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Captain Ed with the Get: Sam Brownback Interview

March 3, 2007 | By | No Comments

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Why Captain Ed is one of the best. . . Ed Morrisey on the job interviewing Sam Brownback at CPAC.

Brownback at CPAC

March 2, 2007 | By | No Comments

Sam Brownback now speaking and he is getting a warm reception too. (Though there are no crowds around the monitors in the exhibit hall.)

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It turns out that the line to get in the ballroom stretches down around, and around and around all the way down several hallways back to the exhibit hall. It’s incredible.

Brownback began saying he was planning to follow the Yellow Brick Road to the White House. . . (seems to be losing a little steam as he repeats it.)

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Then early he said he wants to be the “The Family President” and work to rebuild the American family.

Later he held up two huge volumes of the IRS code (flash bulbs going off) and said it “deserves to be taken behind the barn and killed with a dull axe.”