Coulter is at it again. This isn't the first time she's insulted Sarah Palin, just the latest. Michelle Malkin jumped to Palin's defense and accused Coulter of joining in a "war against conservative women", pointing out Coulter's friendship with leftist Bill Maher. But I will repeat, this is not the first time. I don't remember exactly when it was or where it happened, but it hasn't been that long ago that Coulter joined in a rant against Palin with fellow harpy Laura Ingraham.
So what's going on here? Personally, I don't think its as complicated or insidious as Malkin thinks it is. In fact, I think there is actually a pretty simple explanation. A sad one, but simple nonetheless.
If that seems a little simplistic, take note of what Michelle Malkin reports about yet another diss of Palin, by Coulter, at a recent Lincoln Day Dinner event, courtesy of The Shark Tank-
“One of the ones promoting that [a brokered convention] is Sarah Palin, who has suggested herself as the choice,” Coulter said. “I think as long as it’s between us girls — I’ve been observing something about her. I don’t think it’s likely to happen. I don’t know what these people are cheering for. As I wrote in a column a few weeks back, who is this dream candidate we’re hoping to get from the convention, because Rick Perry used to be the dream candidate. Can we see them in a debate first?”
…Coulter said that might be a weakness in the Republican Party as a whole — that certain individuals become celebrities and are allowed to profit off that status and yet still interfere in GOP politics, which Democrats have been able to avoid.
“And just a more corporate problem is I think our party and particularly our movement, the conservative movement, does have more of a problem with con men and charlatans than the Democratic Party,” she said. “I mean, the incentives seem to be set up to allow people — as long as you have a band of a few million fanatical followers, you can make money. The Democrats have managed to figure out how not to do that.”
…“The one pledge I support and I think I’m going to draft it up is for all Republican nominees for president — I want them to sign a pledge saying, ‘If I lose the nomination I pledge I will not take a gig with Fox News or write a book.’”
Write a book?
Fox News? Make money off fanatical followers? Certain individuals become celebrities and yet still interfere in GOP politics?
Projection, thy name is Coulter.