Ann Coulter: The “Never Trust a Liberal over 3” Interview
If You Like Ann Coulter, You Can Keep Ann Coulter, Period!
Kam Williams | 11/20/2013, 7:39 p.m.
KW: Gil Cretney asks: Do you really believe the hate message you make your living delivering?
AC: Be honest, do you really believe that question?
KW: Attorney Bernadette Beekman says: I see you've maintained your license to practice law in New York and that your registration is due to be renewed this year. Do you ever find yourself scrambling to maintain the number of required CLE credits due to your heavy book tour, speaking engagements and the like?
KW: Bernadette has a follow-up: Would you recommend that young women go to law school today, given the economy and the practice of law in general and the current lack of advancement opportunities for women?
AC: Noooooooooooooo! We have way too many lawyers, the price for them has plummeted and you will have a miserable and unsatisfying life. Unless you get into Harvard Law. You could be in a yurt on the Mongolian Plateau and they’ll say, “Oh you must be smart. You went to Harvard Law.”
KW: The Columbus Short question: Are you happy?
AC: Not at the moment -- this interview is taking way too long. [Chuckles]
KW: The Teri Emerson question: When was the last time you had a good laugh?
AC: After hearing Gil’s question about “Do you really believe it?”
KW: What is your guiltiest pleasure?
AC: Watching Rachel Maddow smirkingly launch one of her soon-to-be-disproved-conspiracy theories, for example, the census worker in Kentucky who was killed by an anti-government nut -- it was suicide; the Minnesota bridge collapsed because of Republican budget cuts -- it was structural problems having nothing to do with maintenance; gun rights supporters were holding a rally to celebrate Timothy McVeigh -- which also happened to be the anniversary of the Battle of Concord and Lexington; and so forth.
KW: The bookworm Troy Johnson question: What was the last book you read?
AC: Last week: Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Charles Dickens’s The Boardinghouse, a real snooze. This week, in anticipation of the de Blasio mayoralty, I just started re-reading Tom Wolfe’s Bonfire of the Vanities. Before the book tour began, I was half-way through Fuller Torrey’s new book, American Psychosis: How the Federal Government Destroyed the Mental Illness Treatment System, which is fantastic. For decades now, Torrey has been warning America what would happen if the dangerously mentally ill were deinstitutionalized, and it’s all come true. Today, the only place we can put mental patients is on MSNBC.
KW: The music maven Heather Covington question: What was the last song you listened to?
AC: I can't remember the name of the song but it was from Michelle Obama's rap CD about getting in shape and eating right. [Chuckles]
KW: What is your favorite dish to cook?
AC: Mango colada. No, vodka tonic. Wait, make that a Martini.
KW: The Sanaa Lathan question: What excites you?
AC: The prospect of finishing this interview. [Laughs]
KW: The Uduak Oduok question: Who is your favorite clothes designer?