Goodbye, Ann Coulter

I return after an unexpected flashback to my New Delhi days -- no phone or internet connection for more than 36 hours. Turns out being at the mercy of the state-run telephone service is not much different than being at the mercy of a giant corporation.

Adding to my good humor at being reconnected to humanity is this piece of pleasant news about Ann Coulter, whose column just got canned by the Arizona Daily Star. Here's how publisher and editor David Stoeffler explained the decision: "Finally, we've decided that syndicated columnist Ann Coulter has worn out her welcome. Many readers find her shrill, bombastic and mean-spirited. And those are the words used by readers who identified themselves as conservatives." [LINK] Ooh, I couldn't have been meaner.

Slight downside: They're replacing her with Fox News staple Tony Snow, a man who once criticized the Bush tax cut as downright socialist: "(T)he poor get the largest proportional tax breaks, the richest, the smallest." Ah well, at least he isn't shrill.

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