Ann Coulter wasted away on camera on the Today Show, with a full third of her body weight stemming from the bug up her ass over 9-11 widows.
COULTER: To speak out using the fact they are widows. This is the left's doctrine of infallibility. If they have a point to make about the 9-11 commission, about how to fight the war on terrorism, how about sending in somebody we are allowed to respond to. No. No. No. We have to respond to someone who had a family member die. Because then if we respond, oh you are questioning their authenticity.
LAUER: So grieve but grieve quietly?
COULTER: No, the story is an attack on the nation. That requires a foreign policy response.
Okay. She sort of equates "authenticity" with "infallibility." That's pretty weird. But if you pick through her reasoning, there is an interesting point worth debating, and that is: Should we be basing policy decisions, in this case foreign policy and military decisions, based upon emotions. Unlike Coulter, I am perfectly comfortable according people a certain degree of moral authority, but in the end, policy should be based on reason. That's why we have boring courts of law instead of posses. That's why maybe you don't take a nation to war because someone once tried to kill your daddy.
So, I can kind of divine her point. Watch, however, as she effortlessly moves the goalposts.
COULTER: That is the point of liberal infallibility. Of putting up Cindy Sheehan, of putting out these widows, of putting out Joe Wilson. No, no, no. You can't respond. It's their doctrine of infallibility. Have someone else make the argument then.
What? How did Joe Wilson get all up in this mess? Joe Wilson, the man loves his wife, sure--who wouldn't? Valerie Plame is a stone fox, y'all. But Wilson didn't wade into the world of Bush criticism out of a need to satisfy his emotions--he had expertise and specific knowledge.
Is Coulter seems to be saying is that it's not right for people with facts at their disposal or expertise on hand to make arguments? That other, less informed people should be the ones to debate policy decisions?
Well, that explains why Coulter steps in to make so many arguments for the right. Because she is a fucking idiot.