I saw a good portion of that ghoulish Ann Coulter appearance on Hardball. While speaking about the immigration bill she opposed it on the basis that she did not support giving felons a free pass. Were Matthews a real journalist and not some fawning sycophant, he'd have asked Coulter about lying on her voter registration form in Florida, engaging in elections fraud, and how she herself got a free pass from a third-degree felony when an old boyfriend who happens to work for the FBI intervened to stop the investigation.
Coulter meant, presumably, that non-white, non-rich, non-Republican crooks don't deserve a free pass. Scooter Libby? Pass. Dick Cheney? Pass. Right-wing Barbie? Pass.