Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Dowd on Barack

Maureen Dowd has one of her bitchfests on Barack Obama in the Times today. For those of you without TimesSelect memberships I'll summarize: the first sentence is "Barack Obama looked as if he needed a smoke and he needed it bad." That's the summary.

Sometime after that she writes: "Senator Obama’s body language was loose — and he’s so slender his wedding band looked as if it was slipping off — but there was a wariness in his dark eyes." Ahh, Maureen... have you considered that wariness is any rational person's reaction to being interviewed by you?

For those of you unfamiliar with our hometown paper's It Girl, Dowd is not so much a columnist as a bon mot machine. Not so much a columnist as a calumnist? Not so much a columnist as... oh damn, now she's got me doing it.

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