John Hawkins: Why do you think USA Today hired you to write a column on the Democratic Convention and then killed your column?
Ann Coulter: I refused to include pie charts.
John Hawkins: What do you think of the claim made by people like Eric Alterman that the mainstream media is actually conservative?
Ann Coulter: Eric, they’re called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, and they’re going to change your life. Ask your doctor if an S.S.R.I. is right for you.
John Hawkins: Has anyone approached you about doing a syndicated radio show or getting your own show on one of the Cable News Networks? I’d have to think somebody would be making an offer since you’re almost guaranteed ratings.
Ann Coulter: Yes, but I refuse to wear a bow tie.
Ann Coulter: I decided that bloggers were just a bunch of losers with no audience and no credibility who sat around their living rooms in pajamas all day hatching crackpot theories that never pan out. They did a special about this on CBS News (on 60 minutes II) just the other night.
John Hawkins: I know you’re a big proponent of racial profiling at our airports. But, don’t you think that would be a violation of the 4th Amendment?
Ann Coulter: No, of course not. You think they have a right to search little old ladies in wheelchairs now? And if it were, we should change the Fourth Amendment by adding the words, “except in the case of Islamo-Fascists who want us all dead”.
John Hawkins: Do you think we’re going to be able to successfully help the Iraqis become a Democratic country?
Ann Coulter: I was kind of hoping they’d go Republican.
John Hawkins: A few Democrats like Zell Miller, Ron Miller, Christopher Hitchens, & Ed Koch have nailed their own party for their non-serious approach to defending our country. Do you think it’s more surprising that they’ve been wiling to nail their own party on national security or that more Democrats haven’t been willing to step up and point out the obvious?
Ann Coulter: Unlike mainstream Democrats, the men you mention are to be commended for having a will to live.
John Hawkins: Do you think having John Kerry as our President would mean America would be more likely to be hit with another 9/11 style terrorist attack?
Ann Coulter: As I understand it from his policy proposals, such attacks would become mandatory.
John Hawkins: You caught a lot of flack for pointing out that Max Cleland wasn’t actually injured in combat in Vietnam. However, it turns out that you were right and your critics were wrong. Did any of the people who accused you of lying about how Cleland was injured apologize or admit their mistake?
Ann Coulter: I assume that’s a rhetorical question. Their “apologies” are re-printed in “How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must)”
John Hawkins: After Reagan’s death, did you think it was amazing to see all these liberals who treated Ronald Reagan like a monster when he was in office and who opposed everything he ever did giving the Gipper credit for defeating the Soviet Union and trying to adopt Nancy Reagan (who they referred to as the Dragon Lady in the 80s) as their own because of her support of stem cell research?
Ann Coulter: Was I amazed to see liberals being liars, hypocrites, and historical revisionists? No. Were you?
John Hawkins: One of the many things you’ve said that really cheeses off liberals is,
“When contemplating college liberals, you really regret once again that John Walker is not getting the death penalty. We need to execute people like John Walker in order to physically intimidate liberals, by making them realize that they can be killed, too. Otherwise, they will turn out to be outright traitors”.
Do you regret saying that?
Ann Coulter: Only that I didn’t say it loud enough and in a large enough public forum. And when I said we should “execute” John Walker Lindh, I mis-spoke. What I meant to say was “We should burn John Walker Lindh alive and televise it on prime-time network TV”. My apologies for any misunderstanding that might have occurred.
John Hawkins: A lot of your detractors on the right refer to you as the right-wing version of Michael or Al Franken. What do you think about that comparison?
Ann Coulter: The fact that only my detractors say this says it all.
John Hawkins: Any initial reaction to the $60 million dollar sexual harassment suit against Bill O’Reilly?
Ann Coulter: Last week I received an obscene phone call that began, “Ann from New York, you’re in the Zone. What say you, and what are you wearing?” and ended, “I’ll give you the last word.”
John Hawkins: How about dashing off a quick sentence or even just a word or two about the following individuals…
- George Bush: A 21st century Churchill.
- Dick Cheney: Takes a licking, keeps on ticking.
- Jonah Goldberg: Who?
- Andrew Sullivan: Every inch a lady.
- Tucker Carlson: See what happens when you try to be mainstream?
- John Kerry: 30 years later he’s still shooting himself in the foot.
- Teresa Heinz Kerry: To be first lady, first you have to be a lady.
- John Edwards: Jury’s still out – expect a huge settlement.
- Max Cleland: At least he earned his medals.
- Dan Rather: A space alien — and I have the Microsoft documents from the fifties. that prove it!
John Hawkins: Can you tell us a little bit about your new book, “How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must)“?
Ann Coulter: It’s like Bill Clinton’s book, only interesting. If you can’t find it in your local bookstore, look behind the stacks of left-wing books about President Bush with the word “lie” in the title
John Hawkins: Are there any blogs you read regularly or semi-regularly these days?
Ann Coulter: Yes, but if I tell you they’ll be over-run and I’ll never be able to go there again.
John Hawkins: Is there anything else you’d like to say or promote before we finish up?
Ann Coulter: Yes, vote on November 2nd. Democrats get to vote as often as they like, so we should all vote at least once.