Coulter, a Conservative writer often featured as a political pundit on news programs, is known for her abrasive personality and ability to promote her ideals despite extreme opposition. She was once attacked during a speech at a college with a violent hit in the face with a pie. Tonight, her poor choice of a word may cost her some valuable alliances.
While her use of the “r” word, as people politely refer to the term in modern society, probably reflects the way the term was used in everyday society in her formative years; it was commonly used in school and everywhere else in a teasing sort of way until 10 or 15 years ago.
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