Despite reams of media hype about George Carlin appearing with Ann Coulter on “the Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” there were no political fireworks during the segment featuring the controversial author of “Godless.”
“This is the last time we have eHarmony match up the guests,” Leno clowned during his opening monologue last night.
Carlin, the 69-year-old anti-establishment comedian appeared before Ann Coulter to promote his voice work in the new Pixar film, “Cars,” only made one reference to Coulter’s conservative politics when Leno introduced her, as he shuffled his position down the couch on stage.
“I never thought that when Ann Coulter came out, I would have to move to the right. But I did,” Carlin joked, to audience laughter.
During the course of Leno’s questioning of Coulter, he asked her, “Have you ever had sex with a liberal?”
When Coulter responded, “No,” Leno said, “Really? You should try it. See what it’s like.”
“I’ve read about it in Esquire,” responded the author.
Coulter says liberals are “obsessed” with one sentence of one chapter in her new N.Y. Times No. 1 best-seller, where she discussed four 9-11 widows using the deaths of their husbands to push a political cause.
Coulter is the first publicly to take on the New Jersey widows who pushed for an independent commission to investigate the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. The women also backed Democrat John Kerry’s presidential candidacy in 2004.
“These broads are millionaires, lionized on TV and in articles about them, reveling in their status as celebrities and stalked by grief-arazzis. I’ve never seen people enjoying their husbands’ deaths so much,” Coulter wrote in “Godless.”
Leno asked, “Is the point of the book to move forth your conservative ideas – what you think – or is it to sell books?”
“It is to make a point, and now that it is the No. 1 book in the country, I think that point will be made,” Coulter said to loud applause. “The funny thing about this is I’m calling liberals ‘Godless.’ Oh, they’re cool with that. Just don’t attack the Jersey Girls.”
Leno asked why Coulter used the term “broads” to refer to the widows in her book, while calling them “women” during a previous television appearance.
“Men use the word ‘broads’ all the time to talk about women,” Coulter responded. “If we’re getting to that level of parsing my language, there will be no end to this.”
“Liberals love to boast that they are not ‘religious,’ which is what one would expect to hear from the state-sanctioned religion,” Coulter writes in what may be her most controversial book yet. “Of course liberalism is a religion. It has its own cosmology, its own miracles, its own beliefs in the supernatural, its own churches, its own high priests, its own saints, its own total worldview, and its own explanation of the existence of the universe. In other words, liberalism contains all the attributes of what is generally known as ‘religion.’”