Coulter on Cleland

Dan points to this article by the infamous Ann Coulter, talking about that horrible liberal Max Cleland. I think Dan gets it right as usual. Imagine. This is only February.

Interestingly, the paper that published that, Human Events, has edited out some parts of Coulter’s article. The original apparently is here in Townhall. Having a quick look it appears this was edited out:

Indeed, if Cleland had dropped a grenade on himself at Fort Dix rather than in Vietnam, he would never have been a U.S. senator in the first place. Maybe he’d be the best pharmacist in Atlanta, but not a U.S. senator. He got into office on the basis of serving in Vietnam and was thrown out for his performance as a senator.

Cleland wore the uniform, he was in Vietnam, and he has shown courage by going on to lead a productive life. But he didn’t “give his limbs for his country,” or leave them “on the battlefield.” There was no bravery involved in dropping a grenade on himself with no enemy troops in sight. That could have happened in the Texas National Guard – which Cleland denigrates while demanding his own sanctification.

Hmm. I wonder why.

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  1. Coulter writes ‘Needless to say, no one ever challenged Cleland’s “patriotism.”‘

    Plenty of Coulter’s buds did, in fact question Cleland’s patriotism, and just by putting the word in quotes, she questions it. Coulter is a stone cold liar. As are you for claiming that Cleland denigrates the Texas National Guard.

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