03/02/2009 (11:27 am)
My first report from CPAC is simply to post Ann Coulter’s talk. Her political analysis is, as usual, crisp and insightful, but you really can’t take this talk as analysis. It’s stand-up comedy, pure and simple. My reaction as I was listening was, “Who writes her material?” Of course, she writes it herself; and you’ll hear her come within a hair’s breadth of flubbing her delivery several times, so she actually needs to work on her patter. But still, this is well-constructed comedy, and viewed as such — recognizing that good comedy is always at least 75% hard truth — it’s really enjoyable, if you’re a Republican (or a Democrat with a sense of humor, a beast as apocryphal as the unicorn.) So, enjoy.
Best line of the morning: “I think we all know where Clinton’s ‘place called “Hope”‘ is…”
The line that gets munged between clips 1 and 2 is “I don’t think I’d be hanging the ‘Mission Accomplished’ banner just yet.”
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Comment by Marc
I thought she was great. She does need to work on delivery however.
I’m curious to know what you thought of Rush Limbaugh. I liked what he said overall, however, I have been reading other blogs and hearing different opinions so I would really like to read your POV. I am trying my best not to become bitter about what the BHO regime is trying to AND doing to our country and a lot of what I have seen so far says he was bitter and angry, although I didn’t see it that way.
Comment by Phil
I’m don’t think that I’m going to post about Rush’s speech, aside from this comment.
In general, I find Limbaugh entertaining and enlightening; he’s a very bright fellow, and while some of his personal problems come through loud and clear when he speaks (he’s parlayed that into a radio empire, in fact,) his political understanding is very sharp, and always well-informed.
However, if you want to know what I think about his speech at CPAC, you need to review what I said about Tony Snow’s speech at CPAC last year. Listening to Snow was like hearing the central optimism of the heart of God. Listening to Limbaugh made me angry; it reminded me of what liberalism is doing to America. I think it is important to understand what Limbaugh says; but I think it’s crucial to live where Snow lives, not where Limbaugh lives.