Friday, June 23, 2006

The Adolf vs. Annie Quiz

Something wicked this way comes in the form of a quiz in which you are asked to identify who uttered statements by two famous fascists -- Adolf Hitler and Ann Coulter.

Andrew Sullivan of The Daily Dish recently described Coulter thusly:
[T] he problem with Coulter is that she is a form of camp, is she not? The minute you take her seriously, you lose grip on her reality. She's not a social or political commentator. She's a drag queen impersonating a fascist. I don't even begin to believe she actually believes this stuff. It's post-modern performance-art. I think of Coulter in that sense as more at home on the pomo-left than the Christianist right (which is why the joke, ultimately, is on the Republicans who like her). Devoid of sincerity, detached from any value but performance, juggling rhetoric for its own sake, she is Stanley Fish's model student. Half the time, I tend to think that a Hannity or O'Reilly or Malkin actually believes their own rhetoric. With Coulter, I don't believe it for a second. And so her vileness cannot be taken seriously. She is worse than vile. She is just empty.
Yours Truly correctly identified the source of 10 of 14 quiz statements. Smarty pants Sullivan says he nailed 13 of 14.

Go here and see how you do.

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