MERYL ON COULTER
Meryl Yourish asks an interesting question with an amusing corollary:
If Ann Coulter looked like Janet Reno, would anybody outside her immediate friends and family even know she existed?
Corollary to that: How on earth can you guys think she’s hot? She’s not hot! She’s not even lukewarm. What, does the blonde hair immediately kick in the testosterone and produce the six-beer image that even Sullivan gets when he looks at her?
Clearly, Coulter’s looks have garnered her a lot of attention. Indeed, it strikes me that most female pundits are above-average in physical attractiveness. (Molly Ivins being the most notable exception that comes to mind.) Still, Coulter is a pretty clever writer. Unfortunately, she seems to have gone off the intellectual deep end and donned a tin foil hat immediately after 9/11.
But, alas, I must confess I find Coulter at least moderately hot, although not as much as, say, Laura Ingraham, who comes with the added benefit of not being insane.
I hereby challenge Meryl to post comparative photographs so that we can judge the relative hotness of Coulter vs. Yourish.
(Hat tip: Matthew of Fearful Symmetry)