A Friend in Need

Ann Coulter may have her faults, but she’s a stand-up girl when it comes to her friends, like Rush Limbaugh. Yesterday she launched a blistering attack on the gleeful liberals who have delighted in Rush’s troubles:
“The reason any conservative’s failing is always major news is that it allows liberals to engage in their very favorite taunt: Hypocrisy! Hypocrisy is the only sin that really inflames them. Inasmuch as liberals have no morals, they can sit back and criticize other people for failing to meet the standards that liberals simply renounce. It’s an intriguing strategy. By openly admitting to being philanderers, draft dodgers, liars, weasels and cowards, liberals avoid ever being hypocrites.
“I have a rule about not feeling sorry for people worth $300 million, but I’m feeling sentimental. Evan Thomas wrote a cover story on Rush for Newsweek this week that was so vicious it read like conservative satire. Thomas called Rush a ‘schlub,’ ‘socially ill at ease,’ an Elmer Gantry, an actor whose ‘act has won over, or fooled, a lot of people.’ He compared Rush to the phony TV evangelist Jim Bakker and recommended that Rush start to ‘make a virtue out of honesty.’ (Liberals can lie under oath in legal proceedings and it’s a ‘personal matter.’ Conservatives must scream their every failing from the rooftops or they are ‘liars.’)
“As is standard procedure for profiles of conservatives, Newsweek gathered quotes on Rush from liberals, ex-wives and dumped dates. Covering himself, Thomas ruefully remarked that ‘it’s hard to find many people who really know him.’ Well, there was me, Evan! But I guess Newsweek didn’t have room for the quotes I promptly sent back to the Newsweek researchers.”
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