Coulter on women: "We're not that bright"

››› ››› ANDREW SEIFTER

In a discussion of the "gender gap" in this year's presidential campaign, right-wing pundit Ann Coulter insulted the intelligence of her own gender, and then echoed Vice President Dick Cheney's claim that the wrong vote in November could mean death.

Assessing President George W. Bush's recent gains among female voters, according to some polls, Coulter remarked during an appearance on the September 23 edition of FOX News Channel's Hannity & Colmes: "I'm so pleased with my gender. We're not that bright."

Moments later, Coulter claimed that Bush is making inroads with women because "women, though they're not as bright, don't want to die any more than men." As Media Matters for America has noted, Coulter stated on September 7 that, if elected president, Senator John Kerry "will improve the economy in the emergency services and body bag industry."

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2004 Elections
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