ALAN COLMES: Pat Caddell, I'd like to have you weigh in here. You want to respond to what you heard so far? PAT CADDELL: Look, I love Ann.Andrew Sullivan
She knew why Edwards qualified. He's pretty, he has flowing locks, he's young-looking. He is exactly the kind of straight guy who is targeted as a "faggot" by his straight peers. This, Ms Coulter, is real social policing by speech. And that's what she was doing: trying to delegitimize and feminize a man by calling him a faggot....Michael Crowley
The conflation of effeminacy with weakness, and of gayness with weakness, is what Coulter calculatedly asserted. This was not a joke. It was an attack.