Ann Coulter, the right-wing Judy Garland

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Aug. 6 2010 11:33 AM

Ann Coulter, the right-wing Judy Garland

Here's your party invitation of the day:

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That's for GOProud , the gay Republican group that's revealed a Palin-esque talent for self-promotion -- remember their attention-getting fight with the National Organization for Marriage at CPAC? The "Judy Garland" line, says GOProud's Jimmy LaSalvia, was suggested by Coulter herself.

Coulter's never been as concerned with social issues as the median conservative pundit. She does, however, like to use gay stereotypes when she mocks liberals -- she was slapped on the wrist for calling John Edwards a "faggot" at the 2007 Conservative Political Action Conference. No big deal, says LaSalvia.

"We are not concerned about what the PC crowd has to say," he says. "Thisis about having fun. I don't agree with everything she has said in herlifetime, just like she doesn't agree with everything I've eversaid....but we can still party together, right?"

David Weigel is a Slate political reporter. 

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