P.J. O’Rourke Smacks Down Ann Coulter

Coulter foot in mouth

The Weekly Standard website has published a commentary by P.J. O’Rourke in which he smacks down Ann Coulter.

O’Rourke starts out by comparing her to his generation.

Toward Ann Coulter I had always taken a “suffer little children to come unto me” attitude. Not that she ever came on to me or anything. It’s just that she’s a kid. She was born in 1961. I’ve got skinny Brooks Brothers neckties in the back of my closet older than that. Ann Coulter grew up during the “I-was-conservative-after-conservatism-was-cool” era, helping found the Cornell Review in the early 1980s. She’s noisy and she gives me a headache. But kids are, and kids do. I have several. She’s from Connecticut and is very upset about immigrants. I am willing to lend a sympathetic ear to people from Connecticut who are very upset about immigrants, if they have a tribal casino. And I forgive her for supporting Donald Trump. Kids do that stuff. My 17-year-old daughter has wheedled the car keys and right now is out probably behaving at least as stupidly.

Then he delivers his smack down.

O’Rourke is correct about Ann Coulter. Yet, her ego has swelled to the point that she can’t perceive herself as saying or doing anything wrong (not unlike JV pundits who claim to be always right). She was long overdue for a smack down, and now, one has arrived via a conservative Republican publication.

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