Elizabeth Edwards Takes on Coulter
I don't even want to mention Ann Coulter here because I hate providing her with even the slightest bit of free publicity, but I do want to point out this "Hardball" exchange between her and Elizabeth Edwards. Mrs. Edwards called into the show to ask Coulter to stop the vicious personal attacks on John Edwards and other political figures, saying "The things she has said over the years, not just about John but about other candidates, lowers the political dialogue at precisely the time we need to raise it."
She added "It debases political dialogue. It drives people away from the process. We can't have a debate about issues if you're using this kind of language."
Naturally, Coulter sneered off the request and accused Mrs. Edwards of asking her to stop speaking entirely (which was hardly the point ... not that it wouldn't be a good thing).
Mrs. Edwards is entirely correct, of course - but until t.v. bookers stop putting Coulter on their shows and people stop buying her hate-filled books, she's not going anywhere.