In the past we have often stated our view that conservatives and Republicans apply one set of rules to others and another set of rules to themselves. An example of this is seen when Hillary Clinton is attacked as Machivallian for staying married to her husband while the double adulterer, Rudy Giuliani, is praised by the same conservatives. Another example is that perjury allegedly committed by Bill Clinton is a crime deserving of impeachment while Scooter Libby allegedly lying to a Federal Grand Jury is no big deal. We could go on, but you get the idea.
Therefore, we were pleasantly surprised to learn that a conservative blog, The American Mind, is leading a petition drive to have Ann Coulter banned for future events such as the Conservative Action Political Conference. This blogger has decided that calling John Edwards a "faggot" is not defensible and that her appearances at such events does more harm than good for the conservative cause. We compliment The American Mind for this position.