29 September 2005

This just in from the "None So Blind as She Who Will Not See" department:

On yesterday's "Hannity & Colmes," Alan Colmes spoke with Ann Coulter briefly about her book How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must!).* Coulter reaffirmed three of her "Rules for Talking to a Liberal":

• Never compliment a Democrat
• Never show graciousness toward Democrats
• Never flatter a Democrat

Colmes then cited last Sunday's San Fransisco Chronicle article "Family demands the truth: New inquiry may expose events that led to Pat Tillman’s death," in which:

• Pat Tillman's mom said that he was supposed to meet with anti-war author Noam Chomsky after his return from Afghanistan

• Spc. Russell Baer, a comrade of Tillman's for more than a year in Iraq and Afghanistan, said that Tillman considered the war in Iraq to be "f___ing illegal"

• Another soldier in Tillman's platoon said that Pat urged him to vote for Sen. John Kerry in the 2004 election

Finally, Colmes reminded Coulter of her own description of Pat Tillman, which was also quoted in the Chronicle piece ...
Tillman was an American original: virtuous, pure and masculine like only an American male can be.
... and then asked her, "I wonder if you still would say those things, knowing now what we have learned about Pat Tillman: he was a John Kery supporter."

Coluter's first response: "Did you get that from a document from CBS News?" She told Colmes that she wouldn't retract her remarks about Tillman, "because I don't believe [the Chronicle story]." Sharp cookie, that Ann Coulter ... impugn the source, don't address the issue!

You can ignore the elephant in the room for only so long, Ann. But if and when these assertions about Tillman become incontrovertible ... what will you say about him then?

* See the video clip at ("Free Video" > "Click Here for More Video" > "Hannity & Colmes" > "Politics, Politics! -- Ann Coulter on President Bush [etc.]" (When the video starts, fast forward to the 3:00 mark — you'll probably want to skip over the part where Coulter says that most women would want to be sexually harassed by a fireman.)