Saturday, March 14, 2015

Sweet fancy Moses

This "open letter" from Maureen Dowd (or "America") to Hillary Clinton is just absolutely brutal.  An excerpt:
Instead of raising us up by behaving like exemplary, sterling people, you bring us down to your own level, a place of blurred lines and fungible ethics and sleazy associates. Your family’s foundation gobbles tens of millions from Saudi Arabia and other repressive regimes, whose unspoken message is: “We’re going to give you money to go improve the world. Now leave us alone to go persecute women.”

That’s an uncomfortable echo of a Clintonian trade-off, which goes: “We’re going to give you the first woman president who will improve the country. Now leave us alone to break any rules we please.”
Read the whole thing, as they say.  I can't believe the NY Times allowed this.


Dowd Poets Society said...

This isn't a "wow, when even the New York Times... moment. Maureen Dowd has had a Hillary-sized bug up her ass for over two decades, and her columns are the evidence. Last year, Dowd even found a way to link Robin Williams' suicide to Hillary Clinton. Seriously, she did.

Eric said...

I'll be honest: I don't read Dowd that often because I think her writing is too-cute-by-half. When she's on TV, every word she speaks is pure profundity.

This article was linked on a couple places and, yes, my reaction was "the NY Times let this through?"

Dowd Poets Society said...

Dowd’s writing is just terrible, terrible, terrible. “Pithy” quips that Andy Borowitz would reject for lameness, and an endless effort to contrive the next forced analogy to a TV show or movie.

Last year, according to Dowd, Hillary was a lot like the ice princess from “Frozen.” In 2009, Hillary was a lot like a goombah from “The Sopranos.” In 2006, Hillary was Godzilla, and Obama was “Obambi,” because the names “Obama” and “Bambi” each have the letters b-a-m in them, and because there was once a cartoon called “Bambi Meets Godzilla,” so that’s what Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama were.

Some have advocated for the Times to be stripped of the Pulitzer Prize that was awarded to Walter Duranty for his false and gullible dispatches defending Stalin’s mass murder in Russia. I say that the Pulitzer given to Dowd in 1999 for writing fat slut jokes about Monica Lewinsky is a much greater miscarriage of justice.

Anonymous said...

This isn't a "wow, when even the New York Times... moment.

Amusing compilation of “President Obama has lost Maureen Dowd and thus, the left, (or Middle America, or the liberal elite, or the country)” tweets from the fall of 2014... as well as from the spring of 2014, and twice from 2013 before that, and twice in 2012, and twice in 2009.