JOHN PHILLIPS [KABC radio talk show host]: Good evening.
COULTER: Good evening, John Phillips. So good to be here with you.
PHILLIPS: Isn't it great to be in Orange County?
COULTER: Better than that, I just found out Yorba Linda is the most conservative town in the most conservative county of California. [applause] If amnesty goes through, that will be Utah – the only place where Republicans can win.
PHILLIPS: Now, even though it's phenomenal to be in Orange County – we love being here at the Nixon Library – a lot of right-wingers, a lot of conservatives, shy away from President Nixon because after all he was impeached for having the NSA spy on our citizens or allies….
PHILLIPS: For siccing the IRS on his political opponents and for abandoning diplomats in posts abroad.
COULTER: [laughing] And for telling a lie to the American people. If you like your health care insurance, you can keep your insurance. [applause] No, I know. It's like the standards of treason. I'm a lawyer and so we look at precedents and if you look at what people have been tried for treason for – you know, Tokyo Rose – gosh, I could think of a lot of people we might want to try for treason over the last few years. But apparently we've just dropped…. I'm…. For example, Jane Fonda. Apparently with Jane Fonda, we just famously dropped any prosecutions for treason and it's the same thing for impeachment.
One of the articles of impeachment against Nixon – who did resign, wasn't technically impeached, unlike Bill Clinton who was impeached [applause] – one of the articles of impeachment – and this is all covered in my very first book, "High Crimes and Misdemeanors" – against President Nixon, drafted by the able Senate staffer Hillary Rodham Clinton [Hillary Rodham at that time; not yet married to Bill Clinton], was lying to the American people, and what did he lie about? It was something he provably did not know was a lie when he said it. He said the White House was not involved in the break-in of the Democratic offices at the Watergate Hotel, and then later it turned out it was a group he had known colloquially as "the plumbers" and they had done some other black-bag jobs for him; to wit, broken into Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrists office.
And let's just think about what that was for. Daniel Ellsberg had stolen classified documents from the Pentagon, gave them the New York Times, New York Times prints the Pentagon Papers. Something that very few people know – perhaps this audience does know – the Pentagon Papers did not cover the Nixon administration. He was protecting the Democratic administrations of LBJ and Kennedy, their conduct of the Vietnam War. He was protecting the executive branch and the existence of classified materials. So yeah, they broke into Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist's office and it was the same, some of the same guys, who broke into the Watergate, the Democratic headquarters.
Liberals are utter obsessives. Every weekend you can find them going into the Library of Congress to listen to the Nixon Watergate tapes. They are so obsessed with the Richard Nixon. You would think that in listening to all these tapes they'd hear Richard Nixon pacing around his office saying, "What makes me so angry is that they think I would be stupid enough to break in" to the Watergate Hotel Democratic office. So he didn't know about it beforehand. He thought it was stupid. He did not think his people had anything to do with it. That was considered an impeachable offense when it was Richard Nixon.
Now we have a president who told a lie he knew was a lie, and he lied in order to get a heinous policy, a heinous law, through that is going to take away 94 million Americans' health insurance policies. As we now know, they knew in 2010. But apparently that's no longer impeachable. [applause]
Oh, and one more thing – sorry, and we won't talk about Nixon all night though we are in the Nixon Library – but just one more point because again, for Nixon obsessives, liberals seem to know very little about his presidency. Nixon never had any of his enemies audited. He went around the Oval Office fuming and saying, you know, "They audited me when I was running for president." They…. Democrats audited their enemies all the time. Oh, a tradition that has continued with both Clinton and now Obama. He – so okay, yeah maybe he asked for his enemies to be audited – but, you know, he surrounded himself with good people and decent people and honest people who said, "I'm not auditing people for political reasons." No one was ever audited. Nixon himself was audited as president.
Now flash to current president. You know, famous Romney donors suddenly find themselves not only being audited but visited by the EPA, visited by the INS…. That one guy that was written up in the Wall Street Journal, I forgot his name, he has a big ranch. He employed two guest workers and for that the INS comes in and starts examining a him. I mean we know from what has come out about the IRS that they're denying tax-exempt status to groups based on their politics.
PHILLIPS: Now in previous books, you have said that it's tough love for liberals, only you don't love them.
PHILLIPS: In this book…
COULTER: That's my approach.
PHILLIPS: There is a tough love for conservatives, but you do love them. What's some of that tough love that you dished out in this book?
COULTER: Well, the theme of this book is that life is a horror when Democrats win. [laughter and applause] It covers many, many, many, many aspects of that – the pension, the public sector, unions, the crime rates. Oh, New York City – oh, it's about to find out what it's like when a Democrat wins.
And as I write at the beginning of the book, whenever Democrats get huge majorities in Congress and have a Democrat president, really, really bad things happen to the country. After Barry Goldwater loses an historic landslide….
Oh and footnote, why did Barry Goldwater lose in an historic landslide? Because he was a libertarian purist who had to vote against the 1964 Civil Rights Act because it had restrictions on private businesses. Barry Goldwater – I mean I'm annoyed at him over this that I'm almost tempted not to defend him – Goldwater's department stores were integrated before, you know, federal buildings in Washington were. He integrated the Arizona's…as governor of Arizona he desegregated the Arizona National Guard before Harry Truman – fully desegregated. He wanted some provisions of the 1964 Civil Rights Act to be tougher on contractors and unions that refused to stop discriminating on the basis of race. But he was a purist libertarian so he voted against it because it had restrictions on what private businesses could do. Thanks, Barry Goldwater. Thanks, that's fantastic.
And the idea – this is described a little bit more in my penultimate book, "Mugs," in fact it is fully described in that book – the idea that that was the beginning of Republicans taking the South is simply false. As I go through in that…. The southern states Barry Goldwater won in 1964 were the states Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan either lost or did worse in. We finally started to take the South only when the old Dixiecrats died out.
Okay, anyway…'64, loses an historic landslide – what do we get after that? Teddy Kennedy's immigration bill of 1965, which was specifically designed to change the demographics of this country. We've been taking in about a million immigrants a year since then, 90% of them from the Third World, the majority of them go on welfare. And oh gosh, Democrats started doing much better in elections now, aren't they?
We got the Great Society programs as soon.... The last time the Democrats had the House, the Senate and the presidency was in 1993, 16 blessed years ago. And what's the first thing they did in 1993? Try to pass Hillarycare – national healthcare. They waited, they just waited, waited, waited 16 years and as soon as they had it again, they rush in with Obamacare. If an alien landed and said, "Huh. Why do you have Obamacare when most Americans hate it?" The answer is because the Democrats had 60 votes in the Senate.
That's why I'm attacking some conservatives right now – well, if they happen to be conservatives. I'm attacking Republicans who attack other Republicans. Until we have a majority – a veto-proof majority [applause] – in the U.S. Senate, I don't care how bad the Republican is, do not primary our own, particularly our own in safe seats.
Let's take, you know, Wyoming, Kentucky. Let's put these aside – safe Republican seats – and let's spend those millions of dollars taking out Mark Begich in Alaska and Mary Landrieu in Louisiana and Mark Pryor in Arkansas. [applause] There are five big, fat targets for Republicans in the next, in the 2014 Senate elections. And unless we win elections, we can't do anything, Republicans.
PHILLIPS: Is that about purity or is it about ego?
COULTER: It's about a lot of things, both things. Ego in Wyoming, I'm sorry to say, because I love Liz Cheney. If only she had moved to South Carolina and primaried Lindsey Graham we could all be friends. [applause]
You have, as I described at the beginning of this book, you have some show offs, I mean leaping ahead from the Senate elections to the next presidential election. All I ask of you, Republicans, is only consider – and I've made this mistake, I'm not blaming you only consider senators and governors in a presidential election. I mean, I've supported your own Duncan Hunter. When I was in high school, Phil Crane. Pete DuPont – he was technically a governor but of a very small state. I know – he was so wonderful but it's like equivalent to being a congressman. You have to be a senator or governor from at least a state in the top 50% of population states. Throw 'em into debates, pick out the best ones.
Okay, so we have ego…. And in the last election, I mean, there were a lot of show-boaters; in fact, as recently in the last election. I was a huge supporter of Herman Cain. I just love that 999. No inspirational figures. I know you're all falling for Ben Carson. I love Ben Carson but he is not gonna be the nominee and it's just gonna distract us, waste time, and we don't have time for 312 primary debates this time. We really need to win.
So sometimes it's ego, some…. Now, a lot of it is purity, like these idiot libertarians. I mean, tomorrow there's a governor's election in Virginia with the magnificent Ken Cuccinelli running against [applause] the dirtbag Terry McAuliffe [applause], and for the past month – I mean Virginia's going blue, too many government workers in Virginia – for the past month Cuccinelli has been down by 10 points. Guess what the libertarian's polling at. Oh – ten points. Thanks, Libertarians.
Interestingly, in the past – we'll see what happens tomorrow – but interestingly Cuccinelli's been closing the gap and I think that is because of Obamacare. So this is a big opportunity for us Republicans to take back the Senate, get a nice veto-proof majority in the Senate, and frankly it doesn't matter what happens in the presidential election. [applause]
PHILLIPS: One of the reasons that Virginia is turning from red to purple is because of illegal immigration.
COULTER: Um huh.
PHILLIPS: The demographics of Virginia have changed dramatically from where they were 10 years, ago 20 years ago, and this crowd here in California, Southern California specifically, they've seen the demographics of California change dramatically because of illegal immigration as well. What's gonna happen to the country if California is no longer Reagan country or Nixon country, it's now Villaraigosa country…
PHILLIPS: What's gonna happen to the rest of the country if there's no stop, if there, if we don't throw the brakes on?
COULTER: No, it's horrifying. As always, California is leading the rest of the country. You guys used to lead us on things like property tax limits – we liked that. You did give us Nixon and Reagan, and now a Republican cannot be elected statewide in this state. That will be the entire country if not only amnesty isn't stopped but if the current form of legal immigration isn't stopped.
We were talking about this on radio so any of you who are listening to us, some of this will be a repeat. I just, I don't understand why it is considered unfair for America to skim the cream of the world and get the best immigrants we can get. No that's not fair. That that top model should be forced to date short, balding losers and not good-looking rich guys. That's not fair. Maybe college football teams should…no, you can't take the star linebackers from high school. You need to take the blind midgets. [laughter] That's our immigration policy.
And I noticed that our immigration policy also seems to really help the very elite of the society – the Wall Street, the people with nannies and gardeners and pool boys and the ones who need lots of cheap labor. It's very bad for the weakest among us, for low-wage workers, especially African-Americans, especially Hispanic Americans, blue collar white workers. They're the ones who get hurt the most.
That is not the Republican Party, Chris Christie. Wall Street is the Democratic Party. Democrats are the party of Hollywood, Wall Street, the elites, the plutocrats. They can have Mark Zuckerberg and George Soros and George Clooney. We're the party of the huge, vast middle class, and we care about all Americans.
That's my first objection to our immigration policy and amnesty, and it's just… I mean, Republicans believing their own bad press that we're the party of Wall Street? Yeah, okay, maybe they'll give you some money. I promise you in the end they're voting for Hillary.
And secondly, the point you raise. If this isn't stopped, the entire country becomes California and it'll happen slowly at first. You'll just start noticing "huh, that's weird we lost that election. I thought we were gonna win that one." Much like the last election.
Two crucial facts about the 2012 presidential election. One is Mitt Romney, and probably the main reason I was such a strong supporter of his other than the fact that he wasn't the other guy, was that he was the best presidential candidate in my lifetime on immigration and amnesty. [applause] And given that, I happened to notice that Pew Research for the People or whatever it's called, Pew determined that Romney won 20 percent of the young, black male vote, which in recent history for Republicans is mind-boggling. Usually Republicans…I mean it drives me crazy, but usually Republicans get about three percent of the black vote, and I think that is because young black males want jobs and they don't want to be competing with people who have just set foot in this country.
The second fact about the last election is if this country had the same demographics as it had in 1980, Romney would have won a bigger landslide than Ronald Reagan did against Jimmy Carter. We were all kind of feeling like this is this is 1980 again, this is gonna be Reagan beating Carter, and then like Gallup polling, many of us were quite surprised on November 6 when Romney won a higher percentage of basically every demographic except Asians and Hispanics, the two largest immigrant groups we've had recently. Romney won a much larger percentage of the white vote than Reagan did, but when Reagan ran in 1980 the country was nearly 90 percent white. It is now 63 percent white. Thank you, Teddy Kennedy.
It's actually sort of a sweet fact about the American people that the Democrats looked out at the voters and saw, we can't persuade them. We can't get them to vote for the Democrats. Let's bring in new voters. And that's what they did.
PHILLIPS: Well, and when you talk about the immigration system, it's not just illegal immigration. You also have to look at all of the people that we're taking in from other countries as refugees…
COULTER: [laughing] Yes.
PHILLIPS: …including Syria, where whenever there's refugees that are that are dished out from the United Nations, half of them come to the United States. And of those that come to the United States, the majority go to California, or California picks up more than any other state in the country.
COULTER: Oh, lucky you.
PHILLIPS: But that's how the [xx] got here.
COULTER: Oh yeah, that's how the Blind Sheikh got here, that's how the Egyptian who shot up the Empire State Building got here. No, sometimes they're being persecuted in their own countries for a reason. [laughter and applause] But our immigration policy, instead of being used to help America, we're solving all the other country's problems. Yeah, send us all your terrorists and losers and welfare recipients. No, I'm thinking our immigration policy should be…we should be bringing in people who are better than us, not worse than us. We want to get the average up. [applause]
PHILLIPS: Now you can't talk about amnesty without talking about John McCain…
COULTER: Or Chris Christie….
PHILLIPS: …who is also an outspoken critic of waterboarding…
PHILLIPS: …which you talk about in the book.
COULTER: Yes, I do. This is one of my favorite parts of the book, it's just a short section on waterboarding. Just in case any of you have heard the girls on MSNBC or the girls in the Democratic Party claiming that waterboarding was a war crime in World War II when the Japanese did it – wow, they must have been playing with their Barbies as kids and not reading about the history of World War II and what the Japanese did to their prisoners. No, waterboarding would be a reward. "You've been good today – we're just gonna waterboard you. Let's get you out of those cold electrodes and get you into a nice waterboard."
No, waterboarding as practiced by the Japanese would be something like, as I described in this book, they'd filled the prisoner's stomach up with water, just so much water, so much water, smash down on it with a stick to make the prisoner vomit. They would pour salt water down the prisoner's mouth until he vomited, fill the prisoners – these are three different versions of waterboarding – fill the prisoner's stomach up with rice and then force him to drink water until his stomach exploded.
The one case they kept citing of a guy, something Asano I think, who was convicted of a waterboarding crime…. For one thing, again, it was like waterboarding plus amputating a healthy arm. It was really waterboarding here. But it was a civilian. You can't do anything to a civilian. The prisoners we have at Guantanamo aren't even legitimate prisoners of war. They could be shot on sight. They're not wearing uniforms. They're not declaring themselves.
But I go through all of this in the book so you will not be fooled when Democrats…. I saw at a hearing just this year – I think it was the hearing for the new head of the FBI – and you have all these Democrats just announcing on C-SPAN that waterboarding was a war crime back in World War II. No, it wasn't. No, it wasn't. Read this book and find out the truth so you can call them girls when they say it. Put down the Barbies, read about World War II.
PHILLIPS: And just to clarify, when you're talking about the girls on MSNBC, you're talking about Chris Hayes, Ed Schultz and Chris Matthews, right? [laughter]
COULTER: [laughing] Yes, I am. [applause]
PHILLIPS: Point of clarification. I appreciate that.
COULTER: Thank you.
PHILLIPS: And it's funny – when they talk about how we're treating the prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, they fail to mention that the biggest problem that they're having there right now is the epidemic of obesity.
COULTER: No, it's true. It's called the Gitmo 20. [laughter] They're all gaining weight. [laughing]
And, I mean, another part of the book talking about the media – how is it that Michael Isikoff's, writing for Newsweek, same reporter, same magazine, has the biggest story, the biggest scoop in our lifetimes – the president of the United States is molesting the help, perjuring himself about it under oath, suborning the perjury of others – Michael Isikoff has the whole story. Newsweek holds that one, allowing Matt Drudge to break it and now thus introducing the Drudge Report to the world but – that's right, one good thing out of it – and you know, lo these many years later, same reporter, Michael Isikoff, Newsweek has a crackpot story about how our interrogators at Gitmo are flushing crayons down the toilet. How do you even do that? And no, let's take that one straight to press. A hundred people around the world died because of a false story in Newsweek by the same reporter who when he had a true story, Newsweek killed it. Hey Newsweek, could you start killing the untrue and stories that make America look bad? And not the true stories that are embarrassing to Democrats.
PHILLIPS: Before we get off the topic of MSNBC, I have to know how much you miss having Keith Olbermann on every night. [laughter]
COULTER: It is…. No, it is heartbreaking. There was something special about that screeching narcissist [laughter], and I do cover Keith Olbermann in the book as well. I include the column in which…because I don't know if any of you ever watched it. I seriously could not miss it because it was so…it's like watching a car crash every night.
I went to Cornell. You're in California, you probably don't know much about Cornell. It's a big…it's a large school, seven different schools; one of them is the Ivy League school, the School of Arts and Sciences. There's also a School of Hotel Management, there's an agriculture school. If you want to be a farmer it's one of the best agriculture schools in the country. But those are not – architecture school, engineering – those are not the Ivy League schools. There is a school of Home Ec. They set that one up because it was really far away and it used to be an all-mens school so they needed to get the gals there. They teach them cooking and sewing at the school of home ec. This is actually a school. It's now called human ecology at Cornell.
The only reason I mention all this is normally I wouldn't take joy in attacking someone else's educational achievements, except every night Keith Olbermann would do it to someone else, you know, someone working for the Bush administration who went to, I forget, some Christian law school, and it was always, "Oh, she sent in three Box Tops to get that law degree." And you know, if you're gonna go around passing yourself off as Bertrand Russell, you better not be lying about having gone to an Ivy League school, which he was, and which, you know, I liberated him by explaining to the world that he did not go to the Ivy League Cornell, he went to the Old McDonald Cornell [laughter]. Classes in milking, and fertilizer management. [laughter] But I think…. [applause]
PHILLIPS: Oh, don't make fun of him too much – you should see his roses – prize-winning.
COULTER: [laughing] Well, I have seen his Cornell diploma, because it's technically called Cornell, it's just not the Ivy League school. It's like, "I did to go too Yale. I went to the Yale Locksmithing school." [laughter] He actually pulled it out on TV. Well, it's always around. He dusts it every night, he puts it in the passenger seat of his car so when he picks up a girl – "Oh gosh, how did that get there?" [laughter]
PHILLIPS: Now, one of the things that you spent a lot of time writing about in this book that you haven't written a lot about in previous books is crime, and you spend a lot of time talking about crime and your columns. Why is it that you wrote a lot about crime in this book?
COULTER: I realized that of other than politics, the one thing I write about more than anything else is crime, and I mean, I think it's because that is the purpose of government. Keep us safe, whether it's safe from external enemies or in New York City, as they're about to realize, oh boy it's gonna be bad. I start off the book with that, but that's part of life as a horror when the Democrats win. It can change overnight. And liberals…I mean they have….
Also I am a lawyer, so I'm interested in their lies about the death penalty, about guns, about crime statistics, and I begin that chapter going through the different ways liberals lie about crime statistics. And it's always one of these things that like…it's like one of those "spot the difference" cartoons. You know, you have to examine exactly what they've said and what's the trick here.
For example, a big one that that you may be familiar with, you know – don't buy a gun because a gun in the home is more likely to be used to kill the owner than to kill an intruder. And you know, I knew that wasn't true, so a little examination of this. It turns out owners killed by their own guns, something like 98% of the time, are killed by their own guns because they're committing suicide. [laughter] I mean, that's a bad thing, but that's not the image you had in our head. No, you have like a hotshot homeowner who thinks he's a killer with a gun and the intruder comes in and grabs the gun. That never, ever, ever happens. It never happens. It happens in Hollywood movies. It does not happen in real life.
And then the other thing you notice about that statement is, why did he have to kill the intruder? Couldn't you just wing him? [laughter] Couldn't you hold him, you know, until the police come? He might see the error of his ways, grow up and go to MSNBC. [laughter] He could go to Harvard Law School.
And another one – always look for this in all kinds of crime statistics where they'll combine things that are very unalike to create a completely false impression in your head. So for example, every six seconds – and usually the numbers, they'll change you know every time you hear it, it's every three seconds, every four seconds, every six minutes – a woman is murdered by her husband, intimate partner, boyfriend. Could we separate out the husband's? Because I'm thinking a lot of husbands aren't killing their wives. And of course they aren't, that's some tiny little percentage. It's like, you know, every six seconds someone is killed in a car accident or by a cute little puppy. Well how many are the cute little puppies and how many are the car accidents? Every six seconds a woman is raped, spoken harshly to, asked to speak more quietly. [laughter]
So always notice the string of things where they're trying to create one impression in your head and some….
Oh another one along those lines, a different way they lie, which has always driven me crazy is…just because I hate false charges of racism. True charges of racism are very serious things and racism being generally practiced by Democrats, I particularly hate it and how they flip the stories.
But this claim now that you are more likely to get the death penalty if you kill, if you murder a white person than if you murder a black person – this is just another way of saying you're more likely to get the death penalty if you're white, because the vast majority of people who kill blacks are blacks. The vast majority of people who kill whites are whites. And by the way, where murders take place – they tend to be in neighborhoods where they're if it's a white killing a white, lots of white people, a black killing a black, lots of black people. Blacks are far less likely to impose the death penalty on another black person. That isn't the image being created when they say you're more likely to get the death penalty if you kill a white person. It's supposed to be these racist juries – well, who cares if they killed blacks. No, that's not it at all.
PHILLIPS: I want to expand on your point where you say that crime and politics are interconnected, because to me crime is a perfect example as to why government actually matters, where you look at a city like El Paso, Texas, that's one of the safest cities in the country and then you go across the border to Juarez, Mexico, and it's one of the most dangerous cities on the planet. But New York City, where you lived for many years, is one of these cities that's also a perfect example of that, where you have…
COULTER: What's that racket? Is there a criminal trying to break in?
PHILLIPS: I don't know. I hear a door opening and shutting right and left. Maybe it's…
COULTER: It's Willie Horton! [laughter] The young kids don't know who he is. Look him up. It'll set your hair on fire.
PHILLIPS: But the New York years under David Dinkins were a night-and-day difference between what happened in those four years and what happened when Rudy Giuliani was there. And you wrote about that in your book with the wilding of New York City.
PHILLIPS: Can you explain that dynamic?
COULTER: Yes. Well, first of all, just on the general point, I mean, what Giuliani did in this city, and I think this is something that should give us all hope because things do look kind of dark for America right now in so many ways – what's happening to the military, what's happening abroad, Obamacare – but remember…. I mean I was a kid then, but I remember the look on my father's face when Jimmy Carter was president and I certainly specifically remember what New York City was like when I was a little girl growing up outside of New York, from John Lindsay to right up through David Dinkins, where it just got worse and worse and worse and the city was bankrupt and it was the ungovernable city and we were sure no one could do anything about it, and Giuliani comes in and overnight – overnight it became one of the safest big cities.
You know, Giuliani is responsible for about 30 percent of the decline in crime under Bill Clinton, which he went around claiming credit for while trying to stymie Giuliani every step of the way. Well, New Yorkers are about to find out what it's like under David Dinkins again, and I don't know…we'll see, but I don't think New Yorkers are going to believe it. They know what it has been like for the last 20 years – how safe it's been. I mean, you couldn't, you couldn't walk around your neighborhood in New York without some panhandler harassing you. Now, I mean it makes commerce possible, it makes life possible. The parks are free. You can walk every place.
And by the way, you so need one in downtown LA – a Mayor Giuliani. [applause]
The New York Times – I mean they just, they will not give Giuliani credit for this miraculous transformation. And I quote them – I mean you'll see this every night on MSNBC – saying, "Oh no, the crime rate was starting to go down under Dinkins." – and you'll see I have the exact statistics in my books – but it went down from, you know, Dinkin's third year in office it was like, you know, let's say 2,500 murders per year to his last year in office 2,435 murders per year. It really…I mean to say that, oh no, it started under Dinkins – instantly under Giuliani it starts falling 30 percent a year. By the time he left I think they were about – I'm guessing these numbers, the accurate ones are in the book – something like 734 murders a year in New York. It was…it was astronomical. It is like saying, "No really, the rate of Jew killing under Hitler started to go down his last year in office. Do not give all the credit to the British and the Americans and insult the good name of the Fuhrer. No, it was going down before he left office."
And I think it's not gonna work De Blasio if he pursues the policies he seems quite dead set on pursuing – ending stop-and-frisk. The crime rate will go up. We will get head back…. It can change overnight. It can change overnight. There are predators out there waiting to operate and the consistent liberal approach to crime is "oh if only we're nice to them, if we could elevate their self-esteem." No, it has nothing to do with their self-esteem. They are waiting for you to show weakness so they can pounce. [applause]
PHILLIPS: Well, that's really also the case with the mentally ill, isn't it? I mean, you go to the big cities, you go to New York or you go to San Francisco, which has to be one of the worst in the country where there are people who are aggressively panhandling on the streets and they're "cuckoo for cocoa puffs" –
PHILLIPS: They belong in a room with mattresses on the walls, but we allow them to roam the streets because we think it's compassionate. And that's also the same dynamic that we see whenever there is a mass killing, when you have something like what happened in Aurora, Colorado, or what happened in LAX last Friday or any of these mass shootings.
PHILLIPS: People that are out of their mind and the left thinks that it's compassionate to allow them to operate in society.
COULTER: Yes. Absolutely right. And I go through these mass, the recent mass shootings, and all of the signs they were sending out, what you might call a red flag. Everyone who encountered Jared Loughner – he was the Tucson, Arizona, mall shooter…. He goes in to get a tattoo – before the shooting obviously. As he's walking out, the owner of the tattoo shop says to everyone there, "That's another Columbine waiting to happen." In one of Jerrod Loughner's classes – and this woman documented it, it wasn't you know her saying later "oh I always thought there was something off of that guy" – first day in class with Jared Loughner she's sending emails to her friends saying there is a seriously disturbed individual in class. I'm worried he's going to bring a gun to class. Every time she goes to class she keeps sending these emails to her friends saying I think I have to drop this class, I'm seriously afraid. The teacher of the class, the professor, kept reporting Jared Loughner. He said, every time I'd write at the blackboard, I'd turn around and I was always worried he'd have a gun on me. It's not like, oh who's to say – anyone could snap. No, everyone knew perfectly well.
But the left, as you point out – and this was another battle of Mayor Giuliani's, trying to get a homeless crazy woman, Billie Boggs, off the street. Her family was begging to have her sent to Bellevue. I mean this is not compassion for the people who have, generally, paranoid schizophrenia. If they take their medication they can have perfectly normal lives, but they don't know they're sick so they won't take their medication. You need the threat of institutionalization.
I keep citing this this fellow, Fuller Torrey, who's written "The Insanity Offense," and he's been screaming from the rooftops basically since the deinstitutionalization movement began, saying you are going to have mass murders, you are going to have a huge population of homeless people. Instead of putting the mentally ill in mental institutions they're gonna be filling up the prisons, and that is exactly what has happened.
It's also just, you know – footnote to any Republican officeholders – it's a fantastic issues for Republicans, fantastic issue, because everyone knows this is a problem of mental illness. It's not a problem of the device used. Sometimes it's not a gun. Sometimes it's a baseball bat. Sometimes the…. The mass attack on a public school in this country that caused more casualties than any other was in Michigan and it wasn't a gun. It was a bomb and it was a mentally ill person.
The problem is mental illness. It isn't the device being used. And the beauty part of Republicans pushing this [applause]…. The most fun thing about pushing institutionalizing or the threat of institutionalization – not all of them need to stay institutionalized, they need, outpatient care works but it doesn't work without the threat of institutionalization – is that Democrats cannot help themselves. They must defend the mentally ill and they will be denouncing the soccer moms weeping and demanding that we lock up the mentally ill. It is a beautiful issue for Republicans, because the liberals can't help themselves.
The ACLU will be out there, as they were in New York with this poor crazy woman defecating on herself, smoking crack and running into traffic. The head of the New York ACLU – I believe this is in the book – testified on her behalf, on Billie Boggs' – that was a fake name she gave herself after a new local newscaster – he said, "Why, Billie Boggs is as sane as any member of the New York ACLU." Well, yes, I think so. [laughter and applause]
PHILLIPS: Well, it's just crazy how they define compassion. I remember when Ed Koch was mayor of New York and there was a cold snap that was coming through the city and he wanted to round up all the homeless people and put them in shelters…
PHILLIPS: …because they would freeze to death…
COULTER: That's right.
PHILLIPS: …and the ACLU took him to court and said, "No, you can't do that. They have a right to be there," and a bunch of them froze to death.
PHILLIPS: And that was a victory for compassionate in their eyes.
COULTER: Yes. It's incredibly cruel and uncompassionate, and Republicans could so take the high ground and take a position vast majority of Americans agree with, where the Democrats cannot help themselves but to take a very unpopular position.
PHILLIPS: Now, I don't know how to work the TiVo so I haven't been watching a lot of Nancy Grace lately. Can you fill us in on the whole Amanda Knox situation, because you spend a lot of time talking about that in the book.
COULTER: Yes, I do. I do write about Amanda Knox. I cover a lot of criminal stuff in this book. Amanda Knox case was this American girl from, I think, Seattle. Goes a year abroad in Italy and is accused of killing, of murdering roommate in a really horrible, you know, sex game with her boyfriend and another man in the room. And if you looked at the actual trial testimony, which was quite extensive, and when they write – I mean Italy, when the judges, who are the jury, come up with their verdict – they write a full explanation. It was like 300 pages long. The evidence was pretty overwhelming. I mean Amanda Knox's, her DNA was found on the shafts of the murder weapon. The roommate she was accused of killing, Meredith, her DNA was found on the blade, and the murder weapon – there were a few knives that were used – one of the murder weapons itself was found in Amanda Knox's boyfriend's apartment.
So you know, start with that and add in lots of other…the fact that she kept lying about where she was that night and didn't have an alibi. And it was the strangest thing to watch, as I described in this book. I think this is on my media chapter, not even in my crime chapter – how the American media was just 100% in the tank for Amanda Knox. And it really was, I mean…. That is the case African-Americans should cite as "you don't care about crime unless it's a pretty white girl," because I think the entire reason the American media was completely in the tank for Amanda Knox was that she was pretty. Overwhelming evidence and kind of a gruesome case.
PHILLIPS: It's amazing how that happens sometimes, and which ones pick up and which ones don't. The other one that's been getting a lot of play recently is the Michael Skakel killing, who is the Kennedy cousin who was convicted of murdering a poor girl with a golf club and was convicted. He was sentenced by a jury and a judge, and now Robert F. Kennedy [Jr.] is all over television saying it wasn't him, it was a black guy, a relative of Kobe Bryant.
COULTER. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah, weird that hasn't gotten more attention. Well, if you want to commit a murder, I recommend you do it in Greenwich, Connecticut; Boulder, Colorado; or Aspen, Colorado; a few other small towns. I used to say, you know, you can't really blame the police. They haven't had a murder in this town in 20 years. And then I think, no! I watch TV. I know you're not supposed to trample all over the crime scene and have relatives coming in and out and alibis being formed. No, and if you if you're getting murdered, definitely do it in a place like New York City because they will catch your murderer.
PHILLIPS: You think a lot of right-wingers got – I guess you should say, I don't know – got their fill of politics after the last election, they got tired of it, because they thought that McCain was going to do it in 2008 – that didn't happen….
COULTER: I didn't.
PHILLIPS: They thought that Romney was going to do it in 2012.
COULTER: I did.
PHILLIPS: That didn't happen. Do you think a lot of Republicans just burned out after that election on politics?
COULTER: Yes, I mean especially…I certainly did. Especially after, I mean, first…. Look, McCain – that was just like, your plane is crashing in six months. Oh, I have to sit through this. That was the McCain campaign. [laughter]
PHILLIPS: Which you suggested inebriation…
COULTER: That's right – I started the web page.
PHILLIPS: …to vote for him.
COULTER: GetDrunkAndVoteForMcCain.com. [laughter] And for the highlight of our website, now defunct, was on Election Day, John Phillips got himself an absentee ballot. He had a breathalyzer. And on KABC he kept drinking until he was legally drunk and voted for McCain.
PHILLIPS: I did. [laughter and applause] Now, don't applaud too much, because it's a radio station so most people are legally drunk at nine in the morning.
COULTER: [laughing] But the last three years were pretty brutal. I mean, first you had the whole fight over Obamacare and you had – that was pre-Tea Party, the opposition to Obamacare – you had those huge protests, the lying, false claims about the people protesting the vote on Obamacare using the n-word – remember that one? And then Andrew Breitbart offered $100,000 to anyone in a mall full of video cameras and cell phone cameras, anyone who can produce video of that happening and oops, couldn't find anyone. And yet no apology. They'll bring that one out again.
So first there was that. Then there's the pointless stimulus bills that only went to, you know, prop up public school teachers but not actually like buildings and infrastructure. Then you have the creation of the Tea Party. The 2010 elections – maybe a few too many Tea Party candidates. I'm thinking that Christine O'Donnell race doesn't look so good now. When you start adding up the Senate seats that we shouldn't have been risking – just take the loser Republican now. Three and a half years after no single Republican voted for Obamacare, just take the Republican you have and move on to defeating a Democrat.
Anyway, it was like war, which is one thing after another. And then…and then the primaries. Oh, the primaries went on and on and on. And then whatever time it was, 10:00 p.m., when Florida wasn't called immediately for Romney on November 6, 2012, it was just like we had been at war and suddenly the shelling stopped. And it was totally quiet. And that's when I stopped…well, I didn't. I'd promised Hannity I would come on the next night, so I crawled in depressed and miserable.
And then that was it. I watched…I started catching up on like "Revenge" and "Breaking Bad," [laughter] lots of Turner classic movies. I was so happy I didn't have a radio show then. Oh, you poor thing. If I had to talk about politics. I was seriously writing columns about my home appliances. [laughter]
PHILLIPS: Did you ever give Honey Boo Boo a try?
COULTER: [laughing] I did not. But then they tried to grab our guns and that got me back in. And then they tried to get the Democrats 30 million more voters with amnesty and that got me back in. But part of the idea of this book was to make it a fun book on lots of different subjects, some of which we've discussed here tonight. My parents, the, I guess, obituary columns I wrote for them that I've always gotten a lot of comments on. My…a long interview on Christianity – my Christianity – in the book.
And I thought, this is a fun book. It's not a heavy tome. You don't have to pick it up and read it from beginning to end. You can jump around. In order to trick you all into being interested in politics again, because we have a very important series of elections coming up next year.
And like I say, I mean that could be more important than the presidential election. We're always so focused on the presidential election. It could be, I mean…look at the state legislatures and the governorships. We're actually doing pretty well in the states. If we could translate that to the House of Representatives and the Senate, we don't need the White House. I'd love to take the White House, but you know it might be fun not to worry about the end of America every, you know, November, every four years.
PHILLIPS: All right last question before we go to questions from the audience. At CPAC, I believe it was in 2011, you famously and correctly predicted that the Republicans would nominate Mitt Romney and would lose the election. Who's going to win the nomination next time and are they gonna win?
COULTER: That was two years out – and by the way I did support Romney in 2008. I'm often accused on MSNBC of hypocrisy or just being fickle because of that. That was at least 2010. It was two years before the election and my point was, the main point of that CPAC speech was, there is the Obama magic. It's, it was mostly that it's almost impossible to take out an incumbent and I just thought, you can't win. You can't take out an incumbent. They couldn't take out George Bush and they put everything they had into 2004 – George Soros money and Michael Moore and oh, they were so ginned up. You think we were depressed last November – we have lives. [applause]
So it wasn't…I never hated Romney. I just thought at that point, you know, Chris Christie – he was so mean and I loved him so much back then. Oh, Chris Christie, where have you gone? Since he had…
PHILLIPS: You were a chubby chaser back then.
COULTER: I was a chubby chaser. It was crazy. [laughter] It was like running off with a biker. I came back to the responsible choice. And at first, after seeing his speech at our convention last year – did any of you see that? I flew to Tampa specifically to see Chris Christie's speech. You know, Mr. Street Fighter. He can say the things Romney can't say. It was the most boring state of the state of New Jersey speech I've ever seen. And still I was willing to forgive him because he's about to win reelection tomorrow in admittedly a large blue state, and again he's mean to liberals so I like that.
But he had his temporary Senate appointee vote for Marco Rubio's amnesty bill, and I'm sorry that isn't just one little vote that you get forgiven for. I'll forgive…I'll forgive a Republican for just about everything. I'm not gonna forgive you for wanting to give the Democrats 30 million more voters. [applause]
RICHARD (SANDY) QUINN, PRESIDENT OF THE RICHARD NIXON FOUNDATION: Ladies, gentlemen – let's thank John and Ann for a great conversation. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
COULTER: Nice work, John. Thank you.
QUINN: They have agreed to answer a few questions, so if anybody…if you'll raise your hand, we'll bring the microphone to you. And you have to raise it so I can see it. You have one. If you would come on over here to the aisle, and while you're getting ready we're going to go to the screens because we have questions from all over, from all over the country, and they've emailed these questions in, some of them during their conversation here, and we're going to start with one. They can't see the screen but you can, but I'll read it to them. The first question is: Conservatives are accused of a war on women, which you talk about in your book. How has this idea gained so much ground? From Nancy Baker in St. Louis, Missouri.
COULTER: That's a great question. I mean it's so great that we now have the internet, something that something like 10% of Americans were on in 1995. There's Fox News. Talk radio is so much bigger. But the mainstream media – or as I call it the non-Fox Media – is still extremely, extremely powerful.
And I mean, I'll give you a…one example of that – and I have friends, I accuse them of being very suggestible. They're very angry with Mitt Romney for using the phrase "self deportation," as if it's like, you know, go F yourself. I think the media could turn motherhood and apple pie into some sort of epithet. I mean, it…I think it's kind of direct and to-the-point. Self deportation is an answer to this idiotic argument about "What are you gonna do – round them all up? What are you gonna do – round them all…" No. Nobody rounded them all up and put them on buses to get them here. We won't round them up and put them on buses to get them home. They will go home the same way they came. Is that a terrifying thought? [applause] Is self-deportation so….
And I do think it's…. I'm not not answering the question. I think it's the same thing with the "war on women." I mean manifestly it's Democrats with the war women. Look at how Obama has treated women in his administration. That keeps coming out. I mean Democrats seem to think as long as they allow women to kill their unborn children, their job is done.
You know, Bob Filner – yeah, he had a lot of respect for women. Bill Clinton, Anthony Weiner, Eliot Spitzer – oh, they have so much respect for women.
And the particular example I use in the book is their attack on gun ownership. And look, you often hear people say, "Oh, wouldn't you…? But yes, okay, as long as other people have guns I need a gun, too. Wouldn't you prefer a world without weapons?" No, I would prefer a world in which women were stronger than man – how's that? But until that happens, I want a world with guns. Because….
Now I know liberals will cite, you know, the six-foot-seven the Swedish model versus the Brazilian four-foot-tall, you know, jockey. But by and large men are bigger and stronger than women. And you know, without a gun I'm what's known as prey. And all…they're all…whatever they talk about, for example, and this is what I talk about in the book, when they talk about how we need to take away from people who have restraining orders against them, it never occurs to anyone at the New York Times that the domestic, abusing male could well be smart enough to get a restraining order against his wife and disarm his prey. I mean a guy who wants to kill his wife doesn't need a gun. So their attack on gun ownership is just one of the ways that I think liberals have very little respect for women being allowed to defend her own life.
QUINN: Thank you, Ann. Next question is from a labor relations executive from Newport Beach.
AUDIENCE MEMBER: Good evening, Miss Coulter. The elephant in the room is Obamacare.
AUDIENCE MEMBER: Where is it going? What are we doing to prevent its trajectory of single-payer, which has always been the objective.
COULTRE: Um hmmm.
AUDIENCE MEMBER: What's going on, and how could we defeat it, defund it and make it go away?
COULTER: Other than amnesty, this is the most important issue. And I mean, as with amnesty, the American people are on one side, and smart Harvard-educated people who know so much better than we do what kind of insurance we should have, they are on the other side. I mean Democrats could not have passed this if they hadn't had a majority in the House and the Senate. They passed this on a purely party line vote, even then having to use sleazy procedural maneuvers. The House and the Senate never voted on the same bill. The Supreme Court – thank you, John Roberts – saved it.
My column attacking John Roberts when he was nominated, by the way, is in this book, not that I want to brag.
I mean…I'm going into too much detail. You want strategy. We have to never give up. But let me just say, I really do think the Supreme Court ruling by John Roberts was, is unconstitutional. It's a violation of the separation of powers. We have different branches of government. They are elected in different ways. They're supposed to have different strengths and weaknesses. Both the strength and the weakness of the Supreme Court is they don't have to stand for election. So for the body that has to stand for election that even on a pure party line vote could never have passed Obamacare if they had said this is a tax, for that to go up to the Supreme Court and have John Roberts say, "Oh okay, Congress, I know you couldn't pass this as a tax but here we'll fix it for you cuz we don't have to be elected. We'll just call it a tax." Well okay, but if it's a tax then it has to have originated in the House and not the Senate. There's so many things that are outra…. And having the two houses never vote on the same bill.
So many things outrageous and unconstitutional, but the biggest one is according to the administration as of 2010, 94 million Americans are not going to be able to keep their health insurance. Usually when…. I mean one thing I want to point out about Democrat schemes for our life – anyone their plans don't help is really screwed. When I was under a Republican plan – ah, the free market, yay, we got to buy what we want, everything continuously gets better over time – unfortunately everything is better for everyone, including liberals. Because the one thing I would like to do is force the people who voted for Obama to live under Obamacare. [applause] But I don't want to. [applause]
So I think, and quickly to answer strategy – this is why I love Ted Cruz and gosh I think he's smelling like a rose right now. [applause] I think he did it exactly right. There was no reason to carry it on any longer. But those three weeks with Ted Cruz acting like a general, organizing – being a whip in the House – branded the Republican Party as the anti Obamacare party and has assured…has assured us something Republicans never seem to do, and that is, we are revisiting this issue.
You Californians will remember Jimmy Carter creates the Department of Education as a sop at the teachers' unions, Ronald Reagan ran on eliminating the Department of Education and what do we still have with us today? Even the Blessed Ronald Reagan couldn't get rid of, you know, any stupid jackass advance by the Democrats and Republicans just say, okay you won that one.
No, we are not saying you won that one this time. This time we're going back. [applause]
QUINN: Thank you, Ann.
COULTER: And I don't think we need to shut the government down again. I don't think we need it to keep it going. But that was a great thing Ted Cruz did, and you keep the pressure on Republicans. We are not giving up. [applause]
QUINN: A question from Facebook from Santa Fe, New Mexico, from Jim Stacy, and the question is: How can Republicans regain their legacy on civil rights? And thank you, Ann, for all that you said about Richard Nixon's vision and initiatives on desegregation and civil rights in your book. Thank you – it's about time that story was told.
COULTER: Yep. It's about time Republicans learned it. Richard Nixon was without question the best president on civil rights. He was the one pushing Eisenhower to push the Civil Rights Act of 1956 – opposed by, oh that's right, LBJ. You wouldn't have needed a '64 act if LBJ and his Democrats had not fought Nixon and Eisenhower on the original civil rights – or not the original. The Republicans have been passing them since the Civil War, always blocked by Democrats, always passed by Republicans. The only civil rights act most young people today have even heard of is the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Why? Because it was the first one ever pushed by a Democrat president – ever ever ever.
And as I quoted in my second-to-last book, "Mugged," this nonsense about LBJ saying, oh, pushing the 1964 Civil Rights Act – Democrats have lost the South forever. That was a quote invented by Bill Moyers. Even if he actually said it, I don't know why a self-serving statement by a politician somehow takes on this, "well he said it, it must be true."
And thirdly, I am more inclined to believe, because this is what actually happened, the quote from the steward on Air Force One, overhearing LBJ explaining to a couple of Democratic senators after passing the 1964 Civil Rights Act and saying, "After that act, we'll have them n-words voting Democrat for the next 200 years."
That fits with history, as you will read in my second-to-last book, "Mugged" – I think we might have a few copies on sale here – but you really should read it if you're Republicans. You need to know the truth, as the Facebook person asked, you need to know the truth about our history, our Republican history on civil rights because it's something be proud of and it is something that should have the Democrats hiding their heads in shame. [applause] It was not…. The Republicans didn't pick up the Goldwater states, as I was saying before. No, those are the state's Nixon and Reagan did worse in, and it simply is not true. That is explained in my book.
So how do we recover our history? Learn your history Republicans. [applause]
QUINN: A retired business executive from Rancho Palos Verdes.
AUDIENCE MEMBER: My question is, Ann, I see California is just heading towards total disaster. What do you think it would take to turn it around?
QUINN: Besides you running for the U.S. Senate?
COUTLER: I couldn't win out here. You guys can't even elect Carly Fiorina or Meg Whitman, these wealthy, attractive, slightly different Republican women. It's incredibly depressing. California is the most beautiful state in the Union and Democrats have wrecked it, just like they wrecked Michigan before it.
Well, I think for the whole country: (a) stop amnesty, (b) change our legal immigration policies. We'd like a few fewer of the Tsarnaev brothers – the Boston bombers – and I'm thinking more of those lovely…. Did you read about…? We've got a family of German Christian home schoolers, and Eric Holder deports them. Wait – is there a pushcart operator from Pakistan, illiterate in his own language never mind ours, who still wants to come in? Sorry, Danish surgeon, we have no room for you.
Again, I'm thinking fix both illegal and legal immigration and then things are looking rosy for all Americans, not just the ones who need maids and nannies. You will see working-class wages go up, you will see more African Americans employed, you will see more Hispanic Americans employed and at better wages.
One advantage we have over liberals, which is why they need to import government dependents via immigration is – my own case excepted – Christians are having lots of children. We are totally winning the demographic war. That's why they have to import the Tsarnaev brothers.
QUINN: Thank you, Ann. We'll take one more from Facebook here, which I will read from the screen, and it's from John Miller in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Would the Republican Party fare better with a Tea Party standard-bearer like Senator Ted Cruz and Rand Paul or someone with more moderate appeal like Governor Christie, if we're going to beat Hillary in 2016?
COULTER: Well, I'm trying to get conservatives out of this one fight between liberal Republican/conservative Republican. I supported Christie until he came out for amnesty. I do not think Romney was a RHINO. He was better on amnesty, e-verify, taxes, Obamacare. He was a conservative candidate. So we using the Facebook example idea – Christie, dead to me. Cruz – like I said, I love. I'm not coming out for anyone now but gosh he has certainly put himself in good stead with the Republican Party and he is the smartest United States senator. I'll put him in a debate against anybody. [applause] Rand Paul is too short. [laughter] He is.
QUINN: From Riverside California.
AUDIENCE MEMBER Hi, my name is Brent Whitehead. What do you think about the so-called Republicans, which is the majority of the lifers, wanting to figure out how to stop the Tea Party, stop the real conservatives, when the Tea Party is actually doing what they promised their constituents that they would do. All the rest of them are just there for themselves. How do we beat that? How do we get around that?
COULTER: I guess when elections run…when you run Tea Partiers, make sure it's somebody who can win. I mean, I wrote a column recently, "Hang one, to encourage the others." In general, I don't want us primarying our own. The one exception I would make to that is in South Carolina, a very, very red state. It's hard to imagine how there could be an upset and Democrat could win Lindsey Graham's seat. A particularly egregious Republican, yes, check. Lindsey Graham. Now the question is, can the Republicans find a strong enough candidate to beat a long-term senator? I think it has to be a member of the United States Congress. One of those isn't running against Lindsey Graham yet. Boy, if one stepped forward, every place I go – I give a lot of speeches around the country – that candidate would get a lot of money and would win. And whomever sits back right now could end up losing that Senate seat forever, because senators do tend to hold their seats forever.
But, I mean, I said it before and I like Christine O'Donnell, too, but Delaware is a very liberal state. Republicans really shouldn't, and especially looking back on it now it's easy to say that. Indiana – isn't that a liberal state? I mean I can't even really blame anyone for Richard Murdoch, another one who started talking about, you know, rape and abortion. We need to have a series of unfortunate hunting accidents in some of these cases. [laughter] Oh my gosh, what are you doing? You are too stupid to feed yourself and you're running for Senate? Same thing with Akin.
Then we have the Republican campaign consultants to deal with, who are just trying to line their own pockets, not run the strongest candidate.
But speaking to people who are Tea Partiers, the main thing I'd say is, run good candidates, try not to make mistakes, and avoid primarying our own until we have a nice big fat veto-proof majority. I mean, I seriously, I wouldn't primary John McCain these days. He voted against Obamacare and there is no Republican I dislike more than John McCain – none. You may recall I was for Hillary in 2008. [laughter]
QUINN: Ann, we're going to…we have a lot of books to sign so we're going to end this with a question from a twenty-year-old journalism college student from Cal State…
COULTER: Hey, silence! We have a young kid asking a question.
QUINN: … Long Beach, and he's holding your book "Never Trust a Liberal" in his hands and he wants to ask you a question.
COULTER: That's a good one.
AUDIENCE MEMBER: Hi, Ann. I go to Cal State Long Beach and I was just wondering since you're in the neighborhood, I was wondering if you could come to my college and give some of my liberal professors a talkin' to. [applause]
COULTER: Well, I book all my college speeches through Young Americans Foundation. You can find the link on my webpage. But it's kind of late at night – let's just go toilet paper their houses. [laughter]
Thanks, you've been a great audience. I'll see you at the book signing.