Thanks to Polipundit for this thread. However, I doubt that the sentiment of their readership will match a reasonable one.
Ann Coulter caused a lot of waves yesterday linking Sen. Edwards with these marks at CPAC yesterday,
“I was going to have a few comments on the other Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, but it turns out you have to go into rehab if you use the word ‘faggot,’ so I — so kind of an impasse, can’t really talk about Edwards.”
The three Republican frontrunners, correctly decried Ms. Coulter’s over the top statement.
Mr. Giuliani said, “The comments were completely inappropriate and there should be no place for such name-calling in political debate.”
Kevin Madden, a spokesman for Mr. Romney, said, “It was an offensive remark. Governor Romney believes all people should be treated with dignity and respect.”
Of the major Republican candidates, only Mr. McCain did not attend, but he denounced her remarks on Saturday morning. “The comments were wildly inappropriate,” said his spokesman, Brian Jones.
All three are correct to correct Ms. Coulter’s tawdry comments. Ms. Coulter’s commented today, “C’mon, it was a joke. I would never insult gays by suggesting that they are like John Edwards. That would be mean.” Although none can doubt Ms. Coulter’s intelligence and ascerbism, her publicity stunt was in poor taste, and she it would be more than appropriate if all Republicans deny her the attention she so desparately wants by forever tuning this shrieking banshee out. Ann Coulter is no idiot at all. Those words were not an unplanned joke. She knew the impact they would have.
It’s also time that Republicans start treating homosexuals civilly. There is a difference between having an honest disagreement about gay marriage, and using that one issue as a source to villify human beings because of a lifestyle choice which has little if any impact on anyone’s everyday life.