Town Hall seems to be good at putting forth drivel. I commented on one such idiotic article last week by Ben Shapiro. Now, it is Ann's turn (Welcome to my world, Claude Allen). I always have to read Ann. It is like watching the J-walkers on the Tonight Show, or the Surreal Life. It makes me so thankful for having functioning grey matter.
Ann has decided to weigh in on the recent scandal of one of Bush top aids, Claude Allen. Mr. Allen, for those of you not in the know, was arrested two weeks ago for fraud at his local target stores. It is alleged that Mr. Allen would purchase an item in the store, drop it off in his car, go back into the store and pick up a new item, go to customer service and return it for a refund. He did this with over $5000 worth of merchandise.
Something like this is going to get play in the press. Sorry, but that is how things go, especially when Bush had nominated Mr. Allen for a federal judgeship.
But Ann takes exception to the media covering this. She, in fact calls it "revenge of the queers." Back when Mr. Allen was working for Jessie Helms, he made a comment that Helms opponent was having problems because he was surrounded by queers. According to Ann, the queers are out to get Allen.
To prove her point, she notes that Mr. Allen was only mentioned 11 times by the NY Times prior to his arrest. From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Allen was the number 2 in command at the Department of Health and Human Services and then later became a policy advisor to the president.
Oh, the horror. How could the NY Times not write more about the number two man at DHHS? This must be a conspiracy... well, maybe not. Come to think of it, I couldn't name you the number 2 man under Clinton either... Actually, I couldn't name you the number 1 man under either Clinton or Bush. I had to Google the DHHS to find out the current head is Mike Leavitt. I had to jog my memory that Donna Shalala was the head under Clinton. No mention anywhere of Shalala's number 2.
For you extreme poli-wonks out there, I am sure you knew that and that Louis Wade Sullivan was Bush Sr.'s Sec. I, on the other hand had no idea.
But, Ann doesn't stop her drivel there. Ann is no slouch and leaves no stone unturned in her attempt to prove herself the most irrelevant political pundant out there. She then claims that Clinton's highest appointed African American was his secretary. Not only is this utter BS, but she knows it.
But even as Coulter touts Allen as a "talented, intelligent, magnificently conservative black man" she admits that she has heard of him only for the first time this week after he was arrested...
What?!?!? only now has Ann heard of him? But, she is a writer, a columnist, and a conservative one at that. Yet, she has never written long in-depth analytical stories about the rising star of the Bush administration? How could this be? If the NYT only mentioned Allen 11 times prior to his arrest, and Coulter has mentioned him none, what does that mean about the esteemed writer? I guess if the NYT is a bunch of racists queers for mentioning Allen only 11 times, Coulter must be getting fitted not only for her grand master robes, but also getting a Harley, comfortable shoes and a butch haircut.
So, when Ann titled her column "Welcome to my world, Claude Allen," I am not sure exactly what she means.