The night Georgia executed Troy Davis, conservative commentator and doyenne of Pulaski Ann Coulter tweeted, "ONE TROY DAVIS FLAME-BROILED, PLEASE." Followed by, "HOLD THE PICKLE, HOLD THE LETTUCE. FRYING KILLERS WON'T UPSET US."
In a column that was widely circulated by conservatives, Coulter argued that Davis had become a "baby seal" for the "media," and that "there is more credible evidence that space aliens have walked among us than that an innocent person has been executed in this country in the past 60 years, much less the past five years."
Davis, who allegedly shot and killed a police officer in 1989, appealed his sentence after seven of 34 eyewitnesses recanted their testimonies.
If conservatives thought Coulter's Davis column or her gleefully cheering the extinguishing of a human life were "crazy," they didn't say anything. Nor did they say anything when Coulter defended the openly white-supremacist Council of Conservative Citizens (formerly the White Citizens Council) or suggested that Justice John Paul Stevens should be assassinated, because those things are apparently hilarious and not crazy.
No, "crazy," according to a corner of the conservative interwebs, is Coulter endorsing Ron Paul over bloated-megalomaniac-turned-bloated-lobbyist-turned-bloated-megalomaniac Newt Gingrich:
According to the Right Scoop, "This anti-Newt sentiment has caused the crazy to come out even in Ann Coulter, who says that she'd prefer a President Paul over a President Gingrich." Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit: "What happened? I leave the country for a week, and Ann Coulter loses her mind!" One conservative radio host (and Palin supporter) who saw the clip concluded, "Dingbat hag media whore. youre [sic] over. Youre [sic] voice will no longer be heard."
What does it say about "conservatives" that they stood by Coulter's side when she was engaged in outrageous race-baiting, but have ditched her for supporting the only small-government candidate running for president?