Columnist Ann Coulter has recently published a new book. In it she calls a group of 9-11 widows "self-obsessed" and acting "as if the terrorist attacks happened only to them." She also writes, "I've never seen people enjoying their husbands' deaths so much," according to The Associated Press.
"And by the way, how do we know their husbands weren't planning to divorce these harpies? Now that their shelf life is dwindling, they better hurry up and appear in Playboy," The Daily News quoted the book as saying.
What a shame it is to defame the lives of the dead and the lives of their survivors for the purpose of politics. Each person has the right to their own political opinion. Judaism teaches us that each life is precious, created in the image of G-d. Passing jugdement for political purpsoe dishors the people defamed and the speaker. I hope the Ms. Coulter isn't in the unfortunate situation of having her deceased loved ones trampled and her own character defamed.
[Source for the quotations is the New York Times.]
Ms Coulter is typically rude, insolent and insensitive. Although, one would think that this right-wing crazy would at least afford some patriotic sympathy towards the widows of 9-11.
Coulter is either incredibly stupid or incredibly brilliant. The stupid part is easy to see. The brilliant part might come in where she writes and talks sheer crap to sell her books and make face-time on TV. She has just gotta know that being crazier and dumber than either Michele Bachmann or Sarah Palin–not an easy thing to do!–will make her some big bucks.