Hot Gallery: Check Out These Famous Commentators Before They Were Talkinâ€™ PoliticsAs the 2012 election heats up and the political gaffes keep coming (on both sides), pundits are shifting into overdrive, commentating their ways through a long campaign season of glory and defeat. Take a look at a few of the country's most prominent professional talkers to see what they were like before TV stardom, and after they became seasoned members of the media establishment. By Anna Dimond
Political malcontent. Far-right Republican. Media firebrand. Long before Ann Coulter was any of these, she was a regular, turtle-neck-wearing teen from the Northeast who was bound for college, law school, and, ultimately, the controversial spotlight of her own creation.