I told you on Wednesday that Ann Coulter's Treason came in at #2 on the New York Times bestseller list in its first week in release (Hillary Clinton is still #1; the list is now up on the Web). On the Publishers Weekly list (which is here, though you may need to register to read it), Coulter didn't even get to the bridesmaid spot -- Treason finished not only Hillary's book but also The South Beach Diet by Arthur Agatston. (The Times has the diet book on a "Advice, How-To, and Miscellaneous" list that's separate from its general nonfiction list.) On USA Today's list, which lumps together hardcovers and paperbacks, fiction and all kinds of nonfiction, adult books and kids' books, Hillary's #3 (behind Harry Potter and the Oprah pick East of Eden); Coulter's at #9.
Sorry to dwell on this horse race, but it's very, very important to conservatives of a certain stripe -- or at least it was until it became clear that it wasn't going to turn out quite the way they dreamed it would.