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WASHINGTON – How’s this for book publicity?

First columnist Ann Coulter got attacked by 9-11 widows for the content of her new, No. 1 best-seller “Godless.”

Then she got slammed by a sitting member of the House of Representatives as a “hatemonger.”

Then she got rapped by none other than Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, the former first lady and future presidential candidate.

Now she’s gotten lashed by a member of the 9-11 commission for what he describes as a “hate-filled attack.”

And they say any publicity is good publicity.

Most of the criticism of Coulter is focused on comments in her book about 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.

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“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 writes in “Godless.”

Former Rep. Tim Roehmer, D-Ind., a member of the commission that investigated the Sept. 11 attacks, is the latest to get on the bash-Coulter bandwagon, calling Coulter’s “hate-filled attack on the patriotic heroes of 9/12 – the widows of 9/11 – reprehensible and undignified.”

Roehmer urged people not to buy her book: “Americans shouldn’t contribute to her profiting from these vicious remarks.”

Rep. Rahm Emanuel, D-Ill., said yesterday on the House floor that Coulter is a “hatemonger” and called on Republicans to denounce her: “I must ask my colleagues on the other side of the aisle: Does Ann Coulter speak for you when she suggests poisoning … Supreme Court Justices or slanders the 9/11 … widows? If not, speak now. Your silence allows her to be your spokesman.”

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