Seldom Compliment a Republican

In Ann Coulter’s book, “How to Talk to a Liberal (If you must)” she has a rule. Never compliment a liberal. Ever.

So taking the higher road, I’d like to credit Matt Cunningham (Jubal) over at the for his work exposing Orange council candidate Carol Rudat’s residency issue. It’s been picked up by the OC Register’s Total Buzz blog.

Since I don’t live in Orange and don’t vote there, I don’t care. I’m sure smart voters there will decide whether or not Ms. Rudat is a worthy candidate or not on their own.

But I do have a question for Matt based on his entry in the blog. Here’s what he wrote:

Now, bear in mind that when you fill out and sign your voter registration, sign your name in order to “swear/affirm that…the information I have provided is true to the best of my knowledge under penalty or perjury. If I have provided false information, I may be fined, imprisoned, or (if not a U.S. citizen) be deported from or refused entry to the United States.
By the admission of her own spokeswoman, Carol Rudat did not live in Orange in April — when Rudat swore under penalty of perjury that she did.
Simply put, Rudat perjured herself. She ought to do the honorable thing by ending this charade and ending her candidacy.

Now Matt is a conservative with a Capital C. And I don’t disagree with what’s he’s written here.

But I’d like to remind readers here that Ms. Coulter herself voted in a precinct where she was not registered to vote. The information she entered under penalty of perjury in Florida, (same rule in California and many other states), was also perjury, was it not? When asked about it on Fox News, Coulter remarked that county election officials were suffering from a affects of an STD.

If Rudat committed perjury, didn’t Coulter?

  4 comments for “Seldom Compliment a Republican

  1. September 21, 2006 at 12:01 pm


    I don’t really follow Ann Coulter, so this is the first I’ve heard of this. Can you post a link with more info?

  2. September 21, 2006 at 1:14 pm

    Here you go:

    Lots more by Googling. Coulter+voter registration.

    So is it possible I have more more of Coulter’s books than you have?

  3. September 21, 2006 at 2:03 pm

    Thanks, Dan.

    If you have one Coulter book, then you have one more than I do. I can’t remember the last time I read a book by a political columnist.

  4. September 22, 2006 at 7:34 am

    Given the press coverage Coulter got from “Godless,” I’m not sure how anyone immersed in conservative politics as you could not have followed her.

    Might I recommend P.J. O’Rourke instead; he’s a thoughful conservative who uses humor to state positions instead of … venom.

    If yu must read a Coulter book, “Slander” is probably her best work. Don’t bother with “How to Talk to a Liberal” because its her old columns in book form.

    Might I recommend Eric Boehlert’s “Lapdogs,” Eric Alterman’s “What Liberal Media?” and Ken Aueletta’s “Back Story.” All approach issues of right and left through how the media covered events.

    If you truly love politics, read the bio of legendary Boston Mayor James Michael Curley. The book is “The Rascal King,” and I can’t remember the author. Curley was a five time mayor, congressman, governor and did jail time for corruption. He was the basis of the novel, “The Last Hurrah.”

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