I was watching MSNBC last evening and Laurence O’Donnell ran a clip that nearly made me fall out of my chair in disbelief. It was an exchange between Ann Coulter and Sean Hannity about taxes:
That’s right: Ann Coulter, of all people, urges a pragmatic approach to the non-existent fiscal cliff, which is really more of a slope or a curb. Dim bulb Hannity states that conservatives must “stand firm” on principle in dealing with the Dems whereas the artist formerly known as Coultergeist quite correctly asks, “What principle?”
I’m not sure if hell froze over, pigs flew or <insert your own phrase> but I was gobsmacked. It took crazy Ann Coulter to note that Hannity’s “principle” involved raising taxes on 98% of the people. Ninety-fucking-eight percent. That’s a lot, y’all.
I’m not sure how long this deathbed conversion will last but it does reflect that the times they are indeed a changin’:
Yeah, I know Bryan Ferry is an arch-Tory but he’s a helluva interpreter of Dylan’s oeuvre.