If you didn’t lose your lunch over comments conservative doyenne Ann Coulter made about abortion doctors (“I’m not opposed to shooting abortionists”) or about Jews (“We just want Jews to be perfected, as they say”) or maybe even about John Edwards (whom she called a “faggot”), you might just lose it over her latest quip.
Ann Coulter is against body scans because she doesn’t think they’ll find anal bombs.
Speaking on Fox News’ O’Reilly Factor Tuesday night, Coulter declared she was opposed to the Transportation Security Administration’s new push to add body scanners to airports in an effort to detect terrorist’s explosive devices.
O’Reilly countered: “If you have a body scan and you have a bomb in your underwear, they can see the bomb through the body scan.”
To this, Coulter replied: “No one credible has asserted that… No they’ll be able to see a container… It was spread throughout the diaper. Unless the bomb is inserted under the foreskin, and by the way, I don’t see a clear angle on the anus. That’s a pretty easy hiding place for this.”
“Moreover, the shoe bomber, all of his bomb materials was, I think, 50 milligrams,” Coulter added. “The diaper bomber carried 80 milligrams. As long as there’s carry-on luggage, they’re going to get it on.”
O’Reilly noted that Coulter is in rare agreement with the American Civil Liberties Union, the civil rights group, which argues that the full body scans intrude on Americans’ privacy.
“Even a broken clock twice a day,” Coulter quipped.
“Let’s just say this is all a joke to make Americans feel safe when they are no safer and just us let board airplanes,” Coulter said earlier in the interview. “I promise you if they start doing all this you’re naked body will show up on [the New York Post’s] Page Six” gossip column.
Coulter’s comments were highlighted early Wednesday by Mediaite.com.
This video is from Fox News’ O’Reilly Factor, broadcast Jan. 5, 2010.
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