In Ann Coulter's April 28 syndicated column, titled “Arab Hijackers Now Eligible For Pre-Boarding,” the right-wing pundit described her search for the airline that, post-September 11, has “engaged in the most egregious discrimination” against passengers who appeared to be Arab, Middle Eastern, or Muslim, “so [Coulter] could fly only that airline.”
Undeterred by airlines' “heated” denials, Coulter suggested some “great slogans” for those airlines accused of the most egregious acts of discrimination:
Like many of you, I carefully reviewed the lawsuits against the airlines in order to determine which airlines had engaged in the most egregious discrimination, so I could fly only that airline. But oddly, rather than bragging about the charges, the airlines heatedly denied discriminating against Middle Eastern passengers. What a wasted marketing opportunity! Imagine the great slogans the airlines could use:
- “Now Frisking All Arabs -- Twice!”
- “More Civil-Rights Lawsuits Brought by Arabs Than Any Other Airline!”
- “The Friendly Skies -- Unless You're an Arab”
- “You Are Now Free to Move About the Cabin -- Not So Fast, Mohammed!”
If John Kerry would promise to fire Norman Mineta and start racial profiling at the airports, I would campaign for him. Unfortunately, like George Bush, Kerry doesn't travel commercial air with the little people.