James Pinkerton, the former White House aide to Reagan and Bush senior, rips into Ann Coulter in his L.A. Times op-ed column.
Not only does she fail to bring the truth to light, but, in fact, she brings discredit to the cause she purports to champion... Just as it's hard to stay clean in mud wrestling, it's hard to have a rational debate with someone who asserts, as Coulter does, that Democrats suffer from a "pusillanimous psychosis," that the left is always "against America" and that "liberals root for anarchy and against civilization."
Pinkerton says there was a good reason that President Eisenhower (an anti-communist Republican war hero) disdained the hero of Coulter's book, Sen. Joe McCarthy.
McCarthy made the legitimate job of opposing communism harder, not easier. ..Praising McCarthy for being an anti-communist is like praising Ayatollah Khomeini for being an upholder of traditional values; one should look for better exemplars.