October 6, 2006, - 10:23 am
By Debbie Schlussel
If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. That’s apparently the mantra of three liberal authors who can’t stop Ann Coulter’s popularity on TV and in the book world. Sort of.
Three different books are out this month against Ann. You can tell what they’re about by their juvenile dust-jackets. Yes, sometimes, you can judge a book by its cover.
One of them, “I Hate Ann Coulter,” attacks her for her former hair color and weight in high school:
By examining her life . . ., interviewing high school classmates who remember Ann when she was a chubby brunette (presumably before she sold her soul to be thin, blond, and pure evil), . . . we hope to do our part to put her in her place once and for all.
Hair and weight? Is that the best they can do? After all, there are plenty of women on their side who are still brunette and chubby, like, say, Rosie O’Donnell. We write “they” and “their” because the author(s) didn’t have the guts to use a real name. Instead, the book is written by “Unanimous.” Another, “Brainless: The Lies and Lunacy of Ann Coulter,” by “journalist” Joe Maguire, lost us at the title. Whatever you think about her, no-one can say she’s brainless. She’s brilliant, which is why the left hates her.
Possibly the worst one, however, is, “Soulless: Ann Coulter and the Right-Wing Church of Hate,” by left-wing FOX News Contributor Susan Estrich. We used to think that she was one of the more palatable liberals because she managed to lose the Dukakis campaign with finesse (even if it was unfortunately against one of the worst Republican Presidents, George H.W. Bush). But this one should have had a green cover–for jealousy. At least Ann never represented Claus Von Bulow (Estrich brags he was a client).
The most sad thing about Estrich’s book is the cover, which is supposed to be her dressed as Ann. It looks more like a cross between Ann and Meatloaf. And Susan, was it really necessary to wear your Jewish star on the cover? A number of us from the Hebrew persuasion happen to like Ann.
Even USA Today’s “Book Buzz” termed the troika of books attacking Ann, “Merciless.” We predict book buyers will be merciless, too: Don’t look for the total purchases of all three books combined to come close to the sales of Ann’s last book, “Godless: The Church of Liberalism.”
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