Ann Blames Clinton, Carter for 9/11 and Dreams of Denying Women the Vote
Published: October 2, 2007
Ann Coulter’s new book, If Democrats Had Any Brains They’d Be Republicans, hits bookshelves today, and as is his wont, George Gurley sat down with the self-proclaimed right-wing polemicist for a long chat appearing in tomorrow’s editions of The Observer.
George gave us a few bits of wit and wisdom from his interview to feed you today, while the television is going wild about the beminiskirted babe.
On how much blame Bill Clinton deserves for the terrorist attacks of 9/11:
A lot. Jimmy Carter got the whole thing started, Bill Clinton let it build, build, build, build, build. He wouldn’t deal with it, because he had no credibility on deploying the military. He was a pot smoking draft dodger, and so when he was presented with credible evidence that this or that country was behind a terrorist attack, he’d just have to look the other way: “No, don’t let me hear that. Call in Monica!”
If we took away women’s right to vote, we’d never have to worry about another Democrat president. It’s kind of a pipe dream, it’s a personal fantasy of mine, but I don’t think it’s going to happen. And it is a good way of making the point that women are voting so stupidly, at least single women.
It also makes the point, it is kind of embarrassing, the Democratic Party ought to be hanging its head in shame, that it has so much difficulty getting men to vote for it. I mean, you do see it’s the party of women and ‘We’ll pay for health care and tuition and day care — and here, what else can we give you, soccer moms?’
On why global warming is religion on the left:
Because we can’t prove them wrong for a thousand years, and I think the other thing about it is, it goes back to Chesterton’s statement: that when people stop believing in God, the problem isn’t that they believe in nothing, it’s that they’ll believe anything. And that’s what you constantly see with people who don’t believe in God: They’re always imitating the most ridiculous, primitive religions. And it is like a primitive religion, thinking if we just change these lightbulbs, we can change the temperature of the ocean. It’s the craziest thing! Even primitive people wouldn’t believe something that silly.