It’s important to note in the midst of the completely justified outrage at Ann Coulter’s statement that “[i]f we took away women’s right to vote, we’d never have to worry about another Democrat president…[i]t’s kind of a pipe dream” that Coulter has been fighting for her own disenfranchisement for some time now. Here’s Coulter on February 26, 2001, on Politically Incorrect:
I think [women] should be armed but should not vote…women have no capacity to understand how money is earned. They have a lot of ideas on how to spend it…it’s always more money on education, more money on child care, more money on day care.
And here’s The Guardian quoting her on May 17, 2003:
It would be a much better country if women did not vote. That is simply a fact. In fact, in every presidential election since 1950 – except Goldwater in ’64 – the Republican would have won, if only the men had voted.
So this is just the latest in a long series of anti-suffragist statements by Coulter. It sort of goes without saying at this point that she’s a total crazy person, but stuff like this really stresses the point.