Tuesday, August 9, 2011

GOProud Crowns Ann Coulter The Queen Of Fabulous

GOProud, which bills itself as the "only national organization of gay conservatives and their allies," today proudly announced the appointment of my favorite comedian, Ann Coulter (cuz she really can't be serious) to their Advisory Council as its Honorary Chair.

From the GOProud website:

"Coulter’s official title will be 'Gay Icon.' 'Ann Coulter is a brilliant and fearless leader of the conservative movement, we are honored to have her as part of GOProud’s leadership,' said Christopher Barron, Chairman of GOProud’s Board. 'Ann helped put our organization on the map. Politics is full of the meek, the compromising and the apologists – Ann, like GOProud, is the exact opposite of all of those things. We need more Ann Coulters.'"

The Advisory Council appears to be a who's-who of young conservative thinkers, and at first glance it appears that Ann Coulter fits right in, as she'll be joining such "fresh" voices as Margaret Hoover, Grover Norquist, Andrew Breitbart, Liz Mair, Chuck Muth, and Lisa De Pasquale.  Ann gleefully accepted GOProud's honor, declaring "I am honored to serve in this capacity on GOProud’s Advisory Council, and look forward to being the Queen of Fabulous."

Honey, you're going to have find something to wear other than black cocktail dresses before you're going to be the Queen of Fabulous, plus!  The word "fabulous"?  Officially OVER.  As of NOW.

Coulter has been a frequent friend to GOProud, headlining their Homocon event in New York City last year and allowing their organization to sell autographed copies of her most recent book for fundraising purposes.  However, while Ann Coulter is an ally of GOProud, it's important to remember that this political jokester is NOT a friend to the gays.

For instance, she once used the term "faggot" in reference to John Edwards:

"I was going to have a few comments on the other Democratic presidential candidate, John Edwards, but it turns out that you have to go into rehab if you use the word 'faggot,' so I'm – so, kind of at an impasse, can't really talk about Edwards, so I think I'll just conclude here and take your questions."

That particular slur ended up losing her ad revenue from Verizon, Sallie Mae and Netbank on her website, and even drew ire from John McCain, whose spokesperson called the statement "wildly inappropriate."

She has even made disparaging remarks about the LGBT civil rights movement, commenting at GOProud's Homocon "Marriage is not a civil right. You're not black."  Her remarks were not well-received by the crowd at the time, and I have to wonder: what is with GOProud's love affair with Ann Coulter?

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