Tuesday, June 13, 2006

George Carlin & Ann Coulter Face Off On Leno

*Update: If you didn't see the show, check out: Ann Coulter As GOP Recruiter on Tonight Show*

Jay Leno may want to wear body armor when George Carlin and Ann Coulter show up for Wednesday's show.

Carlin has been chewing up and spitting out rightwing hatemongers like Coulter since long before toxic Coulter was let loose on this planet.

And unlike Coulter, Carlin is an 'out' comedian.


Coulter, the acid-tongued conservative with a new book out, and Carlin, the quick-witted, antiestablishment comedian who's in the voice cast for the new animated film "Cars," were booked at separate times for the NBC late-nighter, a spokeswoman said Monday.

But the duo's meeting could produce serious fireworks for "Tonight," which usually limits its political fodder to Leno's bipartisan monologue jokes.

Coulter, author of "Godless: The Church of Liberalism," has drawn fire for attacking the four New Jersey widows who pushed for an independent commission to investigate the Sept. 11 World Trade Center attacks in which their husbands died. In her book, Coulter accuses the women of "reveling in their status as celebrities and stalked by grief-arazzis. I've never seen people enjoying their husbands' deaths so much."