My first reaction to this story was to say to myself, “It simply can’t be true.” On second thought, however, it occurred to me that this may actually be an act of utter political genius: something to put even the Machiavellian machinations of Karl Rove to shame. Take a look:
Last night on “Hannity & Colmes,” Ann Coulter made a striking announcement: she’ll campaign for Hillary Clinton if John McCain is the Republican nominee. Earlier this week, the New York Observer’s Jennifer Rubin reported that members of the conservative punditry were “beside themselves” over the thought of a McCain nomination, but Coulter’s pronouncement is a new, and surprising, development. Watch her explain her rationale to Sean Hannity, while Alan Colmes can only sit back and laugh:
(There’s a video clip at the site.)
Think of the possibilities: Ann Coulter actively campaigns for Hillary Clinton against John McCain. In response, Democrats and independents abandon Hillary in droves, leading to McCain’s election by near acclamation, at which point Coulter is appointed Ambassador to Luxemburg, or something.
Brilliant! Simply brilliant!
And on third thought, to get Ann Coulter off my television and sent off to Luxemburg, it might almost be worth it — especially given the high likelihood that McCain will decide to bomb Luxemburg at some point, you know, just for the hell of it.