John Edwards got publicity for the wrong reason two weeks ago when Ann Coulter bizarrely called him a "faggot" at the Conservative Political Action Conference. What could have been a good joke at the expense of p.c. Hollywood misfired badly...[S]atirists who play on gender themes need some whiff of self-knowledge, or they look ridiculous. Is Coulter truly oblivious to her gender weirdness? It's no coincidence that words like "tranny" and "transvestite" clog the anti-Coulter blogs.
I don't think she's oblivious to it. If you want to attack someone's manliness, it makes sense for the messenger to be the manliest person in the room.
Incidentally, the tranny-Ann rumor is popular not just on the left but on the right, even among Coulter's own fan base. Of course, they don't use the phrase "Ann Coulter is really a man." They say, "I hear she's dating Matt Drudge."