Right-wing pundit and author Ann Coulter was a guest for the entire October 19 edition of MSNBC's Scarborough Country, which was guest hosted by MSNBC senior political analyst Lawrence O'Donnell. During that hour, Coulter accused Senator John Kerry of “gay-profiling” during the third presidential debate when he referred to Mary Cheney, Vice President Dick Cheney's daughter, as a lesbian. Coulter also accused Kerry of trying to “out-God [President] George [W.] Bush” and said that it was clear that “John Kerry does not believe in God.”
This was Coulter's second appearance on Scarborough Country in two weeks. She has promoted her new book, How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must): The World According to Ann Coulter (Crown Forum, October 2004), in numerous recent media appearances, including on CNN's Larry King Live; FOX News Channel's The O'Reilly Factor and Hannity & Colmes; and ABC's Good Morning America. MMFA recently excerpted columns that were included in Coulter's book after they were rejected by the publications for which she had written them.
From the October 19 edition of MSNBC's Scarborough Country:
COULTER: He said he thinks he knows what Mary Cheney thinks. He is gay-profiling. He also went on to talk about spouses he knows who have broken up families. The difference in those two answers was absolutely startling. George Bush gives a completely honest and Christian and tolerant answer, saying he doesn't know, but, you know, we have to be tolerant. You are left with warm feelings toward gay people. Kerry starts talking about people who break up families because they are gay and starts gay-profiling and bringing the vice president's daughter into it. You not only feel creepy about gays, but creepy about John Kerry. It was just despicable. The whole answer, it was very revealing of his personality.
COULTER: I do find exceptional Kerry's response signaling to believers everywhere that John Kerry does not believe in God. Kerry's answer, you may recall, he tried to out-God George Bush and said, after George Bush said freedom is a gift from God, Kerry said, everything is a gift from God. Well, no, it isn't. No one thinks slavery is a gift from God, oppression is a gift from God. Only someone who does not believe in God could have said that. But, by the way, if you don't like presidents mentioning God, you should be even more offended by what Kerry said, since he was trying to out-God Bush.