Coulter on Pope Francis: Maybe better suited to be a CNN host

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      Jamie Weinstein

      Jamie Weinstein is Senior Editor of The Daily Caller. His work has appeared in The Weekly Standard, the New York Daily News and The Washington Examiner, among many other publications. He also worked as the Collegiate Network Journalism Fellow at Roll Call Newspaper and is the winner of the 2011 "Funniest Celebrity in Washington" contest. A regular on Fox News and other cable news outlets, Weinstein received a master’s degree in the history of international relations from the London School of Economics in 2009 and a bachelor's degree in history and government from Cornell University in 2006. He is the author of the political satire, "The Lizard King: The Shocking Inside Account of Obama's True Intergalactic Ambitions by an Anonymous White House Staffer."

On CNN’s “Piers Morgan Live” Tuesday night, Ann Coulter suggested that Pope Francis might be better suited to be a host on CNN than the head of the Catholic Church.

Morgan: Let’s turn to the pope. Rush Limbaugh keeps whacking away at Pope Francis, which is, you know, it’s like watching the devil incarnate taking on Mother Theresa. But tell me why the right seem to have some big issue with a man who appears to be non-bigoted, incredibly humble, a force for good, somebody perhaps revolutionizing an anachronistic church, dragging them kicking and screaming into the real world? Why would this enrage the likes of Rush Limbaugh?
Coulter: I’m not sure. I mean, in Rush Limbaugh’s case, we of course think he is the pope so I can see why he’d be angry at it. But my own — I’m not a Catholic. But I would think the statement by the pope that I find most surprising was his statement that you don’t have to be a Christian to go to heaven. Look, you may think that. Maybe there are a lot of people who think that. But if you’re head of the RNC, you’re not supposed to be saying, ‘oh, don’t bother voting Republican.’ That isn’t supposed to be your position. That’s the most surprising, I mean, I guess except for the anti-papist crowd.
Morgan: Or it could just be that he believes in open church, open Christianity, all-inclusive. They’ll take anybody. Unlike you lot that are so dogmatic that you have to be, you know, right of Genghis Khan to even be acceptable.
Coulter: Ok, but if you’re the head of the Catholic Church and your position is, ‘ah, join any church. In fact, you don’t even have to be a Christian.’ Maybe, you know, you can get a show on CNN, but maybe you shouldn’t be the head of the Catholic Church.”

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