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Maureen Dowd’s Mind Is Made Up: Don’t Confuse Her with Facts

It's just no fun for MoDo when Democrats get along.

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Taylor Marsh

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August 17, 2008 - 12:49 am
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Stirring up trouble is what she’s all about. Think Ann Coulter without the bestsellers and the cable talking head slot on Fox, but with a splashy news outfit behind her to add legitimacy.

But Maureen Dowd isn’t an unrepentant right winger. She simply whispers her poison pen politics, fed in part this season, no doubt, by the unhinged fringe. To appreciate Maureen Dowd when she gets into her dirt dishing rants, you have to understand that her blasts come from sources she simply channels into clever bursts that are meant to sound definitive. She did the same thing with her book Are Men Necessary?, which basically boiled down to her walking around to a bunch of cubicles at the New York Times to get her friend’s opinions on whether women should bother with males. Never mind most of us answered a loud “affirmative” to that question a long time ago. Not Ms. Dowd, who is throwback to the pearl wearing, little black dress clinging, 1950s clutching media queens who make a living in elevating the “daddy” party, Republicans, while rhetorically shooting the “mommy” party, Democrats, for sport, all compliments of her schizophrenic feelings about feminism. The “liberal” reputation of the New York Times simply gives her cover. And nothing gets her imagination flying faster than a chance at using Bill and Hillary Clinton as targets. So, when Joshua Green dumped the emails people handed over on an ask, Dowd was in tabloid heaven. It was, once again, a dish-rich environment, only this time she could enjoy a bank shot to strafe “Beanpole Guy,” aka Barack Obama, aka Mr. Darcy, the presumptive Democratic nominee. Real men aren’t “beanpoles,” you see (never mind Michael Phelps), especially when you’ve got Hillary Clinton plotting in the background to supposedly ruin “Beanpole Guy’s” convention. What a patsy, that presumptive nominee! Can’t even control that woman. From Dowd’s Yes, She Can:

Hillary’s orchestrating a play within the play in Denver. Just as Hamlet used the device to show that his stepfather murdered his father, Hillary will try to show the Democrats they chose the wrong savior. …

Hillary feels no guilt about encouraging her supporters to mess up Obama’s big moment, thus undermining his odds of beating John McCain and improving her odds of being the nominee in 2012.

There is absolutely no proof whatsoever, coming from my sources and personal experience, that Clinton is doing anything of the sort.

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