Not that I want to help pump up Ann Coulter's book sales by drawing even more attention to her latest faux-sociopathic publicity stunt, but I notice that her opinion that political advocates take advantage of the status of 9/11 victims ("This is the Left's doctrine of infallibility.... when we respond, 'Oh, you're questioning their authenticity'") was something she kept to herself a couple of years ago:
It's only fitting that Mason, Ohio, teenager Ashley Faulkner will get a chance to see President Bush's inauguration firsthand this week.
Ashley Faulkner was the focus of Ashley's Story, a pro-Bush campaign ad that aired nearly 30,000 times in the month before the election Nov. 2.
In the Faulkner family's own words, it told how Ashley had lost her mother, Wendy, in the Sept. 11 terror attacks. When President Bush learned of this at a Lebanon, Ohio, campaign rally, he gave her a spontaneous, emotional hug. Her father snapped a photo that became the centerpiece of the ad many observers deemed the most moving of the campaign.
"He's the most powerful man in the world," Ashley said in the ad, "and all he wants to do is make sure I'm safe, that I'm OK." ...
(Full transcript and video here.)
Did this bother you, Ann? Did you say this qualified as "the right's doctrine of infallibility" in action? If so, I guess I missed it.