Gray Lady Down? No! Gray Lady Up, Up, and Away!
The New York Times doesn’t have comics, but now you can see Maureen Dowd in the funny papers. “The Incredibly Fantastic Adventures of Maureen Dowd (A Word [sic] of Fiction and Satire) will either be a great or terrible conversation piece at the company Christmas party,” reports Gawker.com.
The comic depicts Dowd, who turns 59 next month, as a bikini-clad superheroine. Sitting at her kitchen stool, she ponders the Valerie Plame kerfuffle while planning out her day: “–I already have a dinner date with none other than George Clooney!!! It’s our third date and I have a feeling tonight is the night!! But first I have to meet my good friend and fellow columnist, Tom Friedman, for brunch!!”
Friedman offers her reporting tips: “Scooter Libby, Cheney’s right hand man, is going to be at a cocktail-party fundraiser for teaching creationism in public schools. . . . He always did have a thing for you. . . . Just make sure you use some of those sultry talents of yours and he won’t stand a chance!!”
“Tom, you’re so bad!!” she replies. At least she’s got that right!
As Taranto writes of our Dowdifying heroine, she’s certainly “Able to Leap Long Sentences in a Single Ellipsis.”