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Perfected

Apparently Ann Coultergeist was envious of all the attention that Stalkin', Balkin' Malkin was getting from the Frost fracas. She hasn't really had much in the way of attention of late and her desperation was showing in spades. Her insufferable comment about womens suffrage didn't make waves. Nor did her titillating tabloid tattling about a possible John Edwards extramarital affair meet with anything but giggles.

But now she has finally found a way to elbow her way back into the limelight. Unfortunately, the vampiric she-demon might have wished to avoid the harsh light of bigotry she chose to espouse this time 'round.
Appearing on Donny Deutsch's CNBC show, "The Big Idea," on Monday night, columnist/author Ann Coulter suggested that the U.S. would be a better place if there weren't any Jewish people and that they needed to "perfect" themselves into -- Christians.

It led Deutsch to suggest that surely she couldn't mean that, and when she insisted she did, he said this sounded "anti-Semitic."

Asked by Deutsch whether she wanted to be like "the head of Iran" and "wipe Israel off the Earth," Coulter stated: "No, we just want Jews to be perfected, as they say. ... That's what Christianity is. We believe the Old Testament."

I'm not sure why everyone is getting upset about this. Indeed this isn't the first time Coultergeist has suggested that those of a particular religion should be "perfected". Then again, she was only talking about those Islamofascist, Jew hatin' ragheads at the time. But now that she's taken on the Jewish community, suddenly everyone is rushing to denounce her comments.

I'd like to think it is because we've gotten to the point that we as a society have chosen to repudiate bigotry in all it's forms but the selectiveness of outrage leaves me to wonder. I know such a suggestion will no doubt earn me the ostracizing label of "anti-Semite" but then so should it be in Coulter's case as well. That there are many still willing to stick up for her even now only seems to suggest there is literally nothing a conservative can say to warrant true pariah status.

Blog Thanks: Salon's Blog Report for linking to the SotD of this post.

(Filed at State of the Day and All Spin Zone)

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