Coulter vs. (Elizabeth) Edwards
Ann Coulter, she of the vicious right roundhouses, was on MSNBC's "Hardball" Tuesday, doing her thing with host Chris Matthews, when Elizabeth Edwards, wife of presidential candidate John, called in by pre-arrangement.
Coulter, you'll recall, disturbed even some of her conservative allies when she referred to John Edwards as a "faggot" during an appearance in March in Washington. She later tried to explain that she was using the term like a schoolyard taunt, meaning to cast Edwards as a "wuss."
In Tuesday's telephonic exchange, Elizabeth Edwards asked Coulter to start playing more nicely and stop using personal attacks. For the details, check out the video on MSNBC. But be patient. This morning, all the traffic had the server choking.
Elizabeth Edwards has been quite the presence this week, beginning with her stop Sunday at festivities surrounding San Francisco's annual gay pride parade and subsequent appearance the next night, with her husband, on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."
-- Scott Martelle
Photo: Ann Coulter; Credit: Jim Cooper/AP