"The consciousness of good intentions disdains ambiguity. I shall not, however, multiply professions on this head. My motives must remain in the depository of my own breast. My arguments will be open to all, and may be judged of by all. They shall at least be offered in a spirit which will not disgrace the cause of truth."
-'Publius' The Federalist No. 1
It is a given that everyone on the left chastises Ann Coulter for her harsh, yet poignant rhetoric on every issue falling along the political spectrum. Her style is somewhat blunt. She indeed tosses a great deal of red meat to the conservative base.
What is odd is seeing people on the right chastise her. It does not occur that often, most of the right shrugs their shoulders and simply absorbs all of her commentary. Now, the 'right' is either perplexed with the entire scenario or they are lashing out at anyone who doubts President Bush. Though, curiously, since the nomination of John Roberts, the right has been vehemently chastising Ann Coulter for her thoughts and comments regarding President Bush's nomination.
What should strike the conservative base as unnerving is that her claims cannot be easily refuted. Her editorial of last week was quite illuminating, particularly the erie resemblance of what pundits were saying about Justice David Souter and what pundits are now saying about nominee Judge John Roberts.
Her editorial of this week is no different, for it relentlessly points out that this nominee is far from what the conservative base deserves in fighting for the second term of President Bush. Conservatives have been consistently let down in this process many, many times. It has been pointed out that 7 of the 9 current justices are Republican appointees. Conservatives are taking it out on Ann for in their heart of hearts, they know what she speaks is plausible.....
Stories such as this do not ease the tensions on the right side of the aisle.