Friday, August 25, 2006

New Coulter Attitude Works Like a Charm

I took on a new attitude about Coulter once I realized that she was attempting a bad imitation of Andy Kuafman. Given that, I devised the best way to undercut her. The interviewer or debater must immediately overlook and ignore her outrageous statements and simply go straight to the substance. Click on my link above, that's what I said.

Seems Kirsten Powers reads my blog. Crooks & Liars has video of her on Hannity & Colmes (Kirsten Powers subbing for an absent Colmes) very effectively shutting down Ms. Coulter, who seemed to have thrown a fit and stormed off when someone wouldn't play her game. (Unless there was a technical glitch, in which case the new strategy would be to always have a technical glitch; but there doesn't seem to be one).

It's glaringly obvious that Kirsten Powers could hear Coulter and was pointedly ignoring her schtick to get on with the substance.

Click on link for video, but here's the transcript:

Hannity & Michael Brown crosstalk almost throughout their exchange. I'm transcribing it as exactly as I can so you know that Hannity was talking over his guest as much as Powers.

Hannity: What will you do if elected? I don't care about Bush. (Brown incomprehensible)

Michael Brown: The best foreign policy team in this country's history ...

Hannity: And what will you do specifically ...

Brown: and all of ...

Hannity: ... tell America tonight.

Brown: ... what Democrats will do, which is different, is engage with people ...

Hannity: Michael, you'll engage with people ...

Brown: ... and talk to people ...

Hannity: Wow.

Brown: ... and keep people at the table ...

Hannity: You'll engage people ...

Brown: ... and have some dialogue. You have to engage in diplomacy first ...

Hannity: ... That's your answer?

Brown: War should be ...

Hannity: You'll engage people?

Brown: war should be the last ...

Hannity: Amazing.

Brown: ... resort. Conflict should be the last resort. The Bush policies ...

Hannity: We'll talk to Osama ...

Brown: ... haven't worked, Sean.

Hannity: ... bin Laden, that's what we'll do ...

Brown: The American people ...

Hannity: ... we'll speak to him.

Brown: ... are speaking, and you don't wanna listen.

Kirsten Powers: Alright, uh, Ann ...

Brown: It's almost like you disagree with the American people.

Powers: Let's talk about, "Let's talk to Osama bin Laden." How about, "Let's kill Osama bin Laden?" How about, "Let's find Osama bin Laden?" You're talking about how, you know, Democrats don't want to do things on terrorism, which I actually will go ahead and list in a second the things they wanna do. But how about the fact we invaded Iraq when, you know, over in Afghanistan everything was falling apart and the fact that we let Osama bin Laden get away and the president said he doesn't even think about him, he doesn't ...

Brown: What about the "Mission Accomplished?"

Powers: ... even care about him? What about that?

Ann Coulter: Um, I look forward to hearing that list ...

Powers: Okay, you will in a second.

Coulter: ... but as for catching Osama, um, it's irrelevant, things are going swimmingly in Afghanistan ...

Powers: Oh, no they're not.

Brown: Swimmingly?

Coulter: ... I mean it's like a fading movie score now.

Powers: Things in Afghanistan are going horribly. But this is interesting. Osama bin Laden is irrelevent ...

Coulter: Who do you think was ...

Powers: ...the person, the mastermind ...

Coulter: ... who kidnapped ...

Powers: ... behind the attacks on thc United States is completely irrelevent. Is that what you're saying?

Coulter: Alright, it was handed to Bill Clinton twice ...

Powers: Oh, it's Bill Clinton's fault ...

Coulter: And Bill Clinton said, "No," uh, it's irrelevent ...

Powers: Yeah, 'cause I actually think it was Bush who was president ...

Coulter: Okay, wait ...

Powers: ... in 2001.

Coulter: ... I know you're trying to imitate Alan Colmes ...

Powers: Yes, okay.

Coulter: ... but at some point he does let me answer.

Powers: Let's go, um, Michael, why don't we talk about the things that ...

Coulter: Okay, well, goodnight.

Powers: ... uh, the Democrats ...

Coulter: It was nice being here.

Powers: ... actually are doing about the fact that all of the Democrats, uh, ...

Coulter: Sean?

Powers: ... Republicans have voted against, all the things ...

Coulter: Hey, I think I can leave.

Powers: ... the Democrats have brought up, like increasing funding for border security, increasing funding for, uh, ...

Coulter: Chris, I think I can leave now.

Powers: ... for port security, increasing funding for airline security. ...

Coulter: No, seriously.

Powers: ... Isn't that true, Michael?

Cut to single of Brown, brief mumble of a couple of voices and a microphone getting brushed and cut off.

Brown: Real Homeland Security starts at home, and as long as the Repulicans continue to cut the budget relative to homeland security, this, these kinds of things are going to continue. You're exactly right with your question, that's why most of the ... remember, all of these things are getting cut and slashed to be able to pay for the Iraqi war, we're forgetting about the war on terror. And let's keep in mind, the war on terror is just not just a foreign war. We have homeland folks here that want to cause out government harm, too. We have to watch out for the Timothy McVeighs of the world as well as folks in different parts of the world.

Hannity: Alright (mumbled).

Brown: So let's keep that in mind, this is not one kind of person we're fight -

end of recording.

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