43 Elinor Katz, Letter to the Editor, Staten Island Advance (New York), September 12, 2008.

  44 Travis Shiverdecker, “Privileged Lifestyle Means McCains Out of Touch,” Capital Times (Madison, Wisconsin), September 13, 2008.

  45 “John McCain Predicting Victory Last Night,” CNN, September 5, 2008.

  46 Charles R. Smith, “The Real Enron Scandal,” NewsMax, Jan. 28, 2002 (“In 1992, Enron donated $100,000 to Clinton's inauguration, and Enron's top exec, Ken Lay, stayed at the White House 11 times.”). Available at:

  47 “A Mother's Promise,” Barack Obama bio video, available at

  48 “Truth Squad,” Chicago Tribune, August 27, 2008.

  49 Salary Survey Report for Job: Attorney / Lawyer,, September 13, 2008.

  50 See Freddosso, The Case Against Barack Obama, p. 117; C. Simon Davidson, “Are There Grounds for a Complaint Against Obama?” Roll Call, September 2, 2008.

  51, “Biden Is One of the Least Wealthy Members of the U.S. Senate,” St. Petersburg Times, August 24, 2008. Available at:

  52 Steven Clemons, “Joe Biden Won't Forget the Number of Houses He Owns,” Huffington Post, August 22, 2008. Available at:

  53 Brian Montopoli, “Biden's Tax Returns Show Modest Wealth,” CBS News blog, September 12, 2008. Available at:

  54 Robert Frank, “The Rich-O-Meter,” Wall Street Journal, February 1, 2007,

  55 “Household Income Rises, Poverty Rate Unchanged, Number of UninsuredDown,” U.S. Census Bureau, August 26, 2008, available at: See also Abby Goodnough, “Census Shows a Modest Rise in U.S. Income,” New York Times, August 29, 2007.

  56 TaxProf Blog, “McCain Releases 2006 & 2007 Tax Returns, but Not His Wife's,” April 18, 2008. Available at: blog/2008/09/biden-releases.html.

  57 Tax Prof Blog, “Biden Releases 10 Years of Tax Returns,” September 12, 2008. Available at:

  58 TaxProf Blog, “McCain Releases 2006 & 2007 Tax Returns, but Not His Wife's.”

  59 Schweizer, Makers and Takers, pp. 58–62.

  60 Ibid., 63–64.

  61 Paul Johnson, Intellectuals (New York: Harper Perennial, 1990), p. 223.

  62 See, e.g., Editorial: “George Soros: The Man, the Mind and the Money Behind MoveOn,” Investor's Business Daily, September 20, 2007. Available at:

  63 Byron York, “Has MoveOn Betrayed the Democratic Party?,” National Review Online, September 10, 2007.

  64 David Horowitz and Richard Poe, The Shadow Party (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2007), chap. 1.

  65 Steve Kroft, interview with George Soros, CBS News Transcripts, December 20, 1998.

  66 Interview, George Soros, 60 Minutes, CBS, December 20, 1998. Available at:

  KROFT: My understanding is that you went out with this protector of yours who swore that you were his adopted godson.

  MR. SOROS: Yes. Yes.

  KROFT: Went out, in fact, and helped in the confiscation of property from the Jews.

  MR. SOROS: Yes. That's right. Yes.

  KROFT: I mean, that's—that sounds like an experience that would send lots of people to the psychiatric couch for many, many years. Was it difficult?

  MR. SOROS: Not—not at all. Not at all. Maybe as a child you don't—you don't see the connection. But it was—it created no—no problem at all.

  KROFT: No feeling of guilt?

  MR. SOROS: No.

  KROFT: For example that, “I'm Jewish and here I am, watching these people go. I could just as easily be there. I should be there.” None of that?

  MR. SOROS: Well, of course—I could be on the other side or I could be the one from whom the thing is being taken away. But there was no sense that I shouldn't be there, because that was—well, actually, in a funny way, it's just like in markets—that if I weren't there—of course, I wasn't doing it, but somebody else would—would—would be taking it away anyhow. And it was the—whether I was there or not, I was only a spectator, the property was being taken away. So the—I had no role in taking away that property. So I had no sense of guilt.

  67 Interview with Michelle Obama, CBS 60 Minutes, February 11, 2007.

  68 Crossfire, CNN, January 28, 1996.

  69 Mike Littwin, “Hillary Clinton Could Fight Own Battles, but Her Hands Are Tied Behind Her Back,” Baltimore Sun, January 15, 1996.

  70 Shana Alexander, “The Difficulties of Being Hillary,” Playboy, January 1, 1994.

  71 Barbara Bradley Hagerty, “Examining Palin's Pentecostal Background,” NPR Election 2008. Available at:

  72 Jim Rutenberg, “In First Big Interview, Palin Says, ‘I'm Ready,’ ” New York Times, September 12, 2008.

  73 Michael Abramowitz, “Many Versions of ‘Bush Doctrine,’ ” Washington Post, September 13, 2008.

  74 Interview: “Ex–Clinton Aide: Media Tougher on Palin,” CBS News, September 12, 2008. Available at: politicalplayers/main4442492.shtml?source=mostpop_story.

  75 Frank Rich, “Mixed Nuts,” New York Times, February 28, 1998.

  76 Frank Rich, “Starr's Secret Helpers,” New York Times, November 18, 1998.

  77 Anthony Lewis, “Politics Dressed as Law,” New York Times, August 24, 1998.

  78 Maureen Dowd, “Truth & Ketchup,” New York Times, October 4, 1998.

  79 Maureen Dowd, “1,000 Points of Lust,” New York Times, April 8, 1998.

  80 Russell Baker, “A Shudder of Disgust,” New York Times, August 7, 1998.

  81 “Terrorist Killer Tripp,” Media Research Center, CyberAlert, October 16, 1998. Available at:

  82 Maureen Dowd, “Dept. of Political Security,” New York Times, June 9, 2002.

  83 Maureen Dowd, “Dump Dem Bums,” New York Times, June 2, 2002.

  84 Frank Rich, “Department of Homeland Insecurity,” New York Times, June 8, 2002.

  85 Anita F. Hill, “Insider Women with Outsider Values,” New York Times, June 6, 2002.

  86 “Intelligence: A Star Is Born,” The Hotline, June 7, 2002.

  87 James Wolcott, “Mad About the Guy,” Vanity Fair, July 2008.

  88 “Bill Clinton Targets Media Coverage of Obama,” CNN, January 8, 2008. Available at:

  89 Guy Gugliotta and Juliet Eilperin, “Tough Response Appeals to Critics of President,” Washington Post, August 21, 1998.

  90 Interview with Colin Powell, Fox News Sunday, Fox News Network, September 12, 2004.

  91 Interview with Donald Rumsfeld, Fox News Sunday, Fox News Network, March 28, 2004. Available at:

  92 Interview with Condoleezza Rice, Fox News Sunday, Fox News Network, September 10, 2006.

  93 Good Morning America, ABC, August 4, 2008. Available at: http://news

  94 Lorne Manly, “In Taking on Fox, Democrats See Reward in the Risk,” New York Times, October 1, 2006.

  95 John Berlau, “Antiwar Singers Out of Tune with Public,” Insight, May 26, 2003.

  96 Tamara Conniff, “I
n Nashville, Dissent Doesn't Play Well,” Los Angeles Times, March 24, 2003.

  97 “Rock the Vote Honors Dixie Chicks,” United Press International, January 23, 2004.

  98 David Bauder, “The Boss Tops 2003 Concert Earnings List,” Associated Press, December 24, 2003.

  99 Editorial: “Don't Shut Up and Play,” New York Times, November 15, 2007.

  100 Jon Parele, “Madonna's Real Art: Getting Attention,” New York Times, April 18, 2003.

  101 Scarborough Country, MSNBC, October 9, 2003.

  102 Jane Stevenson, “Madonna Reinvents Herself,” Edmonton Sun (Alberta, Canada), May 26, 2004.

  103 Joel Ryan, “Madonna Kicks Off ‘Sticky and Sweet’ Tour in UK,” Associated Press, August 23, 2008.

  104 Mark Guarino, “Peace Unplugged,” Chicago Daily Herald, April 22, 2003.

  105 “The Incredibles: Billie Joe Armstrong,” Blender, June 2006. Available at:

  106 Mark Brown, “Concert-Goers Jam Exits After Anti-Bush Display,” Rocky Mountain News (Denver), April 3, 2003.

  107 Zachary Pincus-Roth, “Who Told You You're Allowed to Rain on Her Skit?,” New York, October 10, 2006.

  108 Jean Rohe, “Response to McCain's Aide Mark Salter,” Huffington Post, May 22, 2006. Available at:

  109 Ibid.

  110 Ibid.

  111 Michael Kranish, “John F. Kerry / Candidate in the Making / Part 3,” BostonGlobe, June 17, 2003.

  112 Thomas Oliphant, “The Kerry I Know,” The American Prospect, August 2004.

  113 Kranish, “John F. Kerry / Candidate in the Making.”

  114 Editorial: “The Courage of Others’ Convictions,” New York Times, February 13, 2007.

  115 Oliver Poole, “He Makes Hollywood's Stars Feel Safer,” Vancouver Sun (British Columbia), May 13, 2002.

  116 See, e.g., Rhoda Fukushima, “Man Charged at RNC Had Molotovs, Wanted to “Blow S∗∗∗ Up,” Pioneer Press (St. Paul, Minnesota), September 3, 2008; Mara H. Gottfried, “Two GOP Convention Protesters Ordered Held on Firearms Charges: FBI Claims They Had Materials for Molotov Cocktails,” Pioneer Press (St. Paul, Minnesota), September 11, 2008; Mara H. Gottfried, “Two GOP Convention Protesters Still Held on Firearms Charges,” Pioneer Press (St. Paul, Minnesota), September 10, 2008; Violent Protest: “56 Arrested Near Convention Site,” Newsday (New York), September 2, 2008; Amy Forliti, “Some Turn Violent in March to GOP Convention,” Associated Press Online, September 2, 2008.

  117 Harry Smith, “Senator Ted Kennedy Discusses His Endorsement of Barack Obama,” The Early Show, CBS News, January 29, 2008.

  118 Jeff Zeleny, “In Memories of a Painful Past, Hushed Worry About Obama,” New York Times, February 25, 2008.

  119 “Tasteless Predictions,” The Independent (London), February 11, 2008.

  120 Zeleny, “In Memories of a Painful Past.”

  121 Hardball, MSNBC, May 16, 2008.

  122 “The Murder of Mr. Lincoln,” New York Times, April 21, 1865 (reprinting letter of John Wilkes Booth). Available at: slogin.

  123 Kenneth D. Ackerman, Dark Horse: The Surprise Election and Political Murder of President James A. Garfield (Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2003), p. 135; Douglas O. Linder, “The Trial of Charles Guiteau,” University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Law 2007. Available at: jects/FTrials/guiteau/guiteauaccount.html.

  124 American Experience: Emma Goldman, PBS. Available at:

  125 This Day in History: October 14, 1912, Theodore Roosevelt shot in Milwaukee, A&E Television Networks History Channel. Available at:

  126 Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., Franklin D. Roosevelt (Assassination Attempt). Available at:

  127 Report of the President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy, Appendix 7: A Brief History of Presidential Protection at 512. Available at: 7.html.

  128 See generally Gerald Posner, Case Closed: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Assassination of JFK (New York: Anchor Books, 1994); “Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald?,” Frontline, PBS. Available at: oswald/cron/.

  129 Posner: Case Closed, pp. 91, 102–8.

  130 Ibid., pp. 119–20, 164.

  131 Ibid., p. 362.

  132 Loren Coleman, The Copycat Effect: How the Media and Popular Culture Trigger the Mayhem in Tomorrow's Headlines (New York: Pocket Paperback, 2004), p. 28.

  133 Timothy W. Maier, “New Chapters in Assassin's Diary?,” Insight on the News, December 14, 1998; “Bremer's Release an Unfortunate Reality,” Mobile Register (Alabama), November 11, 2007; Arthur Bremer Biography, Basic Famous People, available at:

  134 Sandra Salmans, “Leaves from a Family Album,” Newsweek, September 22, 1975. See video: Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme Discusses Her Assassination Attempt on Ford, Saying “His Life Didn't Mean More Than the Redwoods to Me.” Available at:

  135 Eileen Keerdoja, “Squeaky and Sara Jane,” Newsweek, November 8, 1976; Interview: “Woman Who Tried to Assassinate Ford,” ABC7, January 3, 2007. Available at:

  136 Jerry Seper, “Florida Ballot Chief Warns on ‘Observers,’ ” Washington Times, October 26, 2004.

  137 “Elizabeth Edwards Says There Will Be No Riots if Kerry Wins,” The Front-runner, October 26, 2004.

  138 Tim Graham, “Sandra Bernhard: Palin Would Be Gang-Raped by Blacks in Manhattan,” Newsbusters, September 19, 2008.

  139 Peter Kirsanow, “Florida Forever,” National Review, March 9, 2004. Available at:

  140 Brian Mitchell, “Violence, Fraud Mar ’04 Election Already,” Investor's Business Daily, November 1, 2004.

  141 “Population and Housing Profile: Madison, WI,” MSA, American Community Service Profile: 2003 (citing 2003 census). Available at:

  142 Bellevue, Washington,, 2008 (citing 2000 census). http://quick

  143 Ben Bomberger, “Campaign Workers Attacked,” Galax Gazette, October 28, 2008. Available at:


  Many of my friends helped with facts, jokes, edits, or titles, so I will get you all disinvited from parties in one fell swoop (they'D be snooze-fests anyway):

  Bill Armistead Mickey Kaus

  Hans Bader Merrill Kinstler

  Trish Baker Harry Liberman

  Stephen Bujno Gary Lawson

  Robert Caplain David Limbaugh

  Miguel Estrada Jay Mann

  Sandy Frank Gene Meyer

  Melanie Graham Jim Moody

  John Harrison Jeremy Rabkin

  James Higgins Jon Tukel

  Jim Hughes Angie Saridakis

  Special thanks to Ned Rice, who can produce a joke for any occasion in a minute flat, Steve Gilbert, whom I use as my 24-hour e-mail-able encyclopedia because he knows everything about everything, and Marshall Sella, whose superlative grasp of the English language I attribute to his never having attended public school, as I did, which is why I do not know the rules of grammar.

  My Crown editor, Jed Donahue, edited my last two books, but this was the first one I really tested him on. He passed with flying colors— and then he collapsed in exhaustion and left Crown. (All this time, I could have been turni
ng in poorly organized books!) So also thank you to my soon-to-be-fully-tested editor Sean Desmond, who took over at the page-proof stage, and my copy editor Toni Rachiele.

  I am duly grateful for the always brilliant work of David Tran, who produced another award-winning book cover, aided by the miracle photography of Shonna Valenska. Also thanks to my official agents Mel Berger and Suzanne Gluck and my agent-for-life Joni Evans. Advance thanks to my tireless publicist Diana Banister.

  Everyone at Crown was a saint to me through a difficult year, and I'D especially like to express my gratitude to Tina Constable for being so kind and understanding. And thanks to my dear mother for offering to write a note to my publisher explaining why my book was late after a tough week of medical appointments.


  ANN COULTER is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'D Be Republicans; Godless; How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must); Treason; Slander; and High Crimes and Misdemeanors. She is the legal correspondent for Human Events and a syndicated columnist for Universal Press Syndicate. A graduate of Cornell University and University of Michigan Law School, she clerked for the Honorable Pasco Bowman II of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, worked for the Senate Judiciary Committee, and served as a litigator with the Center for Individual Rights, a public-interest law firm dedicated to the defense of individual rights. Her weekly column can be read at

  Copyright © 2008 by Ann Coulter

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