Saturday, January 27, 2007

Another Brilliant Piece by Mo

Maureen and Stephanie - Separated at Birth?

Dear Stephanie,
Maureen Dowd has received some flak lately for her column on Hillary-bashing, but I think that she more than redeems herself with this brilliant piece on the utter derangement of Darth Cheney. It's something that you've been pointing out for quite some time, and I think it is just more evidence that you two were separated at birth (you got the slutty, comic gene and Mo got the brainy, writing gene), nevertheless you are both so clearly on the same wavelength that I'm not sure who owes whom credit for each one's respective success. I've, as usual, taken the liberty of highlighting a few of my favorite passages, but the truth is this column is so rich and full of quotable lines that I think that you could take just about any sentence from this piece and it hits at least a handful of nails on their heads.

"Delusional is far too mild a word to describe Dick Cheney. Delusional doesn’t begin to capture the profound, transcendental one-flew-over daftness of the man. Has anyone in the history of the United States ever been so singularly wrong and misguided about such phenomenally important events and continued to insist he’s right in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary?"
Maureen Dowd, NYTimes, Jan. 27. 2007

"You must have a real talent for derangement to stay wrong every step of the way, to remain in complete denial about Iraq’s civil war, to have a total misunderstanding of Arab culture, to be completely oblivious to the American mood and to be absolutely blind to how democracy works. In a democracy, when you run a campaign that panders to homophobia by attacking gay marriage and then your lesbian daughter writes a book about politics and decides to have a baby with her partner, you cannot tell Wolf Blitzer he’s 'out of line' when he gingerly raises the hypocrisy of your position."
Maureen Dowd, NYTimes, Jan. 27, 2007

"Mr. Cheney has turned his perversity into foreign policy. He assumes that the more people think he’s crazy, the saner he must be. In Dr. No’s nutty world-view, anti-Americanism is a compliment. The proof that America is right is that everyone thinks it isn’t. He sees himself as a prophet in the wilderness because he thinks anyone in the wilderness must be a prophet. To borrow one of his many dismissive words, it’s hogwash."
Maureen Dowd, NYTimes, Jan. 27, 2007

NYTimes, January 27, 2007, Op-Ed Columnist, Daffy Does Doom

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