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Monday, December 29, 2008

Ann Coulter, comedy writer

One of the interesting things about today's America is that Ann Coulter can make a good living.

I think one might compare Coulter to Al Franken earlier in his career -- except we knew Franken was a comedy writer. I don't think everybody's figured that out about Coulter.

Examples of Coulter's standing as a wannabe writer for the Colbert Report [*] are easy to find. This is just the first page today at

"Kwanzaa itself is a nutty blend of schmaltzy '60s rhetoric, black racism and Marxism. Indeed, the seven "principles" of Kwanzaa praise collectivism in every possible arena of life -- economics, work, personality, even litter removal. ("Kuumba: Everyone should strive to improve the community and make it more beautiful.") It takes a village to raise a police snitch....

"the seven principles of Kwanzaa are the very same seven principles of the Symbionese Liberation Army, another charming invention of the Worst Generation. In 1974, Patricia Hearst, kidnap victim-cum-SLA revolutionary, posed next to the banner of her alleged captors, a seven-headed cobra. Each snake head stood for one of the SLA's revolutionary principles: Umoja, Kujichagulia, Ujima, Ujamaa, Nia, Kuumba and Imani — the exact same seven "principles" of Kwanzaa."

"...our new "Halfrican" president"

[*] Coulter almost certainly makes far more money that writers on the Colbert Report, so perhaps this should be reversed, making Colbert writers Coulter wannabees.

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