Friday, January 27, 2006

On Rat Poisons

Ann Coulter has joked about the need to give Justice Stephens some rat poison:

Coulter had told the Philander Smith College audience Thursday that more conservative justices were needed on the Supreme Court to change the current law on abortion. Stevens is one of the court's most liberal members.

"We need somebody to put rat poisoning in Justice Stevens' creme brulee," Coulter said. "That's just a joke, for you in the media."

Have you noticed that when liberals get angry, as happened in the Washington Post blog comments scandal, some media pundits waste no time getting to the lamentations about the incivility of the left's discourse, but comments by Ann Coulter are not incivil. They are just... jokes.

They don't make her sound like terrorists, noooh. Only lefties like Michael Moore and John Kerry sound like terrorists. Here is Rush Limbaugh on the topic of Osama bin Laden's latest tape:

Wait a minute, who's translating who, there? Sounds like Ted Kennedy was telling bin Laden what to say.

Now, to prove my point, folks, 'cause I've been getting some wide-eyed stares from Snerdley, today, when I say, "The Democrats look at, to me -- to me -- they look to Bush as the enemy." They don't see bin Laden as the enemy. They see Bush as the enemy.

Well, bin Laden and the Democrats sound similar, would you not agree? What is so outrageous about that? It's not -- you know what? It's not outrageous. You just can't believe I'm actually saying it.

But joking about murdering a Supreme Court Justice is just good clean fun and not at all treasonous.