I guess irony is the best word for it. I might despise Ann Coulter for her beliefs, just like I despise Grover Norquist, but I disrespect her because she's stupid and shallow, and can't write worth crap (ol' Grover's not stupid and shallow). Thus on the one hand it's not surprising she's had to rip off other, better authors to have some decent material in her books, but on the other hand it's surprising she's plagiarized so much from better authors and yet still managed to write crap!
Ok, maybe it's not so much deliberate plagiarism as she read other people's stuff and just forgot that she got the information from somewhere else. Hey, I don't want to see the lady fined and/or sent to jail, I just want her to shut up!