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Maureen Dowd Turns to Jane Austen to Try to Explain Obama

Barack Obama has often been compared to previous presidents ranging ideologically from John F. Kennedy to Ronald Reagan. If we want to look further back at figures further back in history, John McCain has compared Obama to William Jennings Bryan. In today’s column Maureen Dowd both takes a character from the past and moves both […]

Maureen Dowd on The Vice President Without Borders

Maureen Dowd must have had lots of fun starting out her column on Dick Cheney: It’s hard to imagine how Dick Cheney could get more dastardly, unless J. K. Rowling has him knock off Harry Potter next month. Harry’s cloak of invisibility would be no match for Vice’s culture of invisibility. I’ve always thought Cheney […]

Question of the Day From Maureen Dowd

Maureen Dowd has the question of the day when she asks, “Be honest. Who would you rather share a foxhole with: a gay soldier or Mitt Romney?” She provides many examples of the hypocrisy of Republicans, with this representing only a portion of her column: Peter Pace, whose job as chairman of the Joint Chiefs […]

Maureen Dowd on The Boy Wonder versus Wonder Woman

Maureen Dowd wonders of Barack Obama, the Boy Wonder, can take on Hillary Clinton, The Wonder Woman. The Boy Wonder has both strengths and weaknesses: Clearly, the 45-year-old senator is blessed with many gifts. He can write and talk, think and walk, with exceptional grace and agility. When he wants to, Mr. Obama can rouse […]

Maureen Dowd on John Edwards and His Haircuts

[youtube=] Maureen Dowd looks at one of the problems faced by John Edwards, but misses the real problem in today’s column: Whether or not the country is ready to elect a woman president or a black president, it’s definitely not ready for a metrosexual in chief. In presidential politics, it’s all but impossible to put […]

Clinton Attacks Obama for Fundraiser’s Comments Quoted by Maureen Dowd

Maureen Dowd’s last two columns on Obama (quoted here and here) are causing the campaign to heat up. Hillary Clinton‘s campaign has called on Obama to cut his ties with David Geffen and return the money he raised. Clinton’s campaign incorrectly identifies Geffen as Obama’s “campaign finance chair.” While the Clinton campaign is holding Obama […]

Maureen Dowd on Obama vs. Clinton in Hollywood

Maureen Dowd writes about the Hollywood party given by David Geffen, Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg which raised $1.3 million for Obama. Dowd provides some quotes which show how Hollywood support has shifted from Hillary Clinton to Barack Obama: “Whoever is the nominee is going to win, so the stakes are very high,” says Mr. […]

Maureen Dowd on Hillary in Iowa

Maureed Dowd wrote about Hillary in Iowa, but ultimately it all goes back to Iraq: Unlike Barack Obama, who once said he was bored by the suburbs, she introduced herself in the land of bingo and bacon as a product of the suburbs, wallowing in the minutiae of kitchen-table issues. W. and Cheney have lavished […]

Maureen Dowd: Delusional Too Mild a Word to Describe Dick Cheney

Dick Durbin called Dick Cheney delusional. Maureed Dowd thinks this is too mild: Dick Durbin went to the floor of the Senate on Thursday night to denounce the vice president as “delusional.” It was shocking, and Senator Durbin should be ashamed of himself. Delusional is far too mild a word to describe Dick Cheney. Delusional […]

Maureen Dowd on the Dense Prince

Maureen Dowd comments again on Bush’s decision stay the course and ignore the advice of those who recommend otherwise: The Rummy hoopla was a way for W. to signal his decision to shred the Baker-Hamilton study, after reportedly denouncing it as a flaming cowpie. Condi Rice signaled the same, telling The Washington Post that she […]