Wednesday, March 08, 2017

More -Firing Line Videos from Youtube's Archives.

Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr.: On Impeachability

I never thought I'd ever agree with Ann Coulter.  But she makes a really good case about impeachment.
In her view (apparently supported by constitutional law), impeachment doesn't need to be some big deal.  We can just do it whenever we don't like the President.

She's got me convinced.


Whisky Prajer said...

Coulter is worth watching just because she's so damn smart -- smarter than the fellow blowhards crowding the spotlight beside her, more often than not (kind of painful watching Buckley try to keep up with her, frankly). After a while a viewer gets to wondering how much of this performance is genuine conviction and how much is canny understanding of solid rhetorical practice in aid of the brand she's established, or if she even distinguishes between the two.

Joel Swagman said...

She comes off as extremely smart and informed in this video doesn't she?

I wasn't even aware of her back then. (I think I first heard of her around the Iraq War time). But from the time I first heard of her, I always knew her as the crazy right-wing lady who would spout off crazy stuff.

After watching the Buckley interview, however, I'm beginning to realize that the crazy lady was actually just a persona invented for the media.

...Actually I take that back. I always did kind of know that Ann Coulter's crazy lady thing was a bit of a schtick. But I never realized how smart and well-educated the women behind the schtick was.