ACU and CPAC leave it to our audience to determine whether comments are appropriate or not. "Ann Coulter is known for comments that can be both provocative and outrageous. That was certainly the case in her 2007 CPAC appearance and previous ones as well. But as a point of clarification, let me make it clear that ACU and CPAC do not condone or endorse the use of hate speech," said David A. Keene, ACU Chairman."Leave it to our audience"? Wow, what would it take for them to say, "Yeah, that's over the line." An n-bomb? Why can't they just say, "Ann Coulter will not be asked back"?
The answer: because the base would explode. Coulter is central to a core element of the conservative movement today. And Keene can't risk taking her on.But to Patterico, she's just another Craig Kilborn!
Hannity and Fox give Ann additional cover.