Wednesday, April 20, 2005
Department of corrections
“It should be emphasized that I applied the ‘little Eichmanns’ characterization only to those described as ‘technicians.’ Thus, it was obviously not directed to the children, janitors, food service workers, firemen and random passers-by killed in the 9-1-1 attack.”
John Hawkins: You’ve caught a lot of heat for a couple of quotes you made. In your column three days after 9/11, you said, “We know who the homicidal maniacs are.They are the ones cheering and dancing right now. We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity.” You also said in an interview with the New York Observer, “My only regret with Timothy McVeigh is he did not go to the New York Times Building.” Do you stand by those quotes or do you think that perhaps you should have phrased them differently?
Ann Coulter: Ozzy Osbourne has his bats, and I have that darn “convert them to Christianity” quote. (Thank you for giving the full quote. I have the touch, don’t I?) Some may not like what I said, but I’m still waiting to hear a better suggestion.
RE: McVeigh quote. Of course I regret it. I should have added, “after everyone had left the building except the editors and reporters.”
The symmetry is uncanny, I tell you.
Personally, I think it was brilliant of Time magazine to schedule their paean to Ann Coulter for the week of the tenth anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing. It’s just a shame that Ann didn’t take the opportunity afforded by the occasion—to affirm, once more with feeling, that she has no regrets about McVeigh blowing up that nasty government building with its liberal-elite day care center, and that she continues to wish horrible fiery deaths on everyone in the Times building except the children, janitors, food service workers, firemen and random passers-by.
I can’t wait for Time‘s fawning cover story on Churchill!