Friday, June 13, 2008

Which Witch?

Like Keith Olbermann, I've never understood the the appeal of diva columnist and all around mediocrity Maureen Dowd.

As a writer, she's neither interesting, insightful or funny.

In her latest column she takes the Republicans to task:
It’s good news for Obama that Hillary’s out of the race. But it’s also bad news. Now Republicans can turn their full attention to demonizing Michelle Obama. Mrs. Obama is the new, unwilling contestant in Round Two of the sulfurous national game of “Kill the witch.”
But wait a minute, didn't Dowd herself spend the last few months tearing into Hillary Clinton?

I'll answer the question. Yes.

Here's just three examples of Down piling on Clinton:
  • Wrote: "Without nepotism, Hillary would be running for the president of Vassar."

  • Accused her of talking "girlfriend to girlfriend" to women voters while refusing to share the pain of being married to a sexually exploitative monster who had made her violate all her beliefs and principles

  • Regarding the idea that Clinton was "playing the woman-as-victim card," Down wrote: "If the gender game worked when Rick Lazio muscled into her space, why shouldn't it work when Obama and Edwards muster some mettle? If she could become a senator by playing the victim after Monica, surely she can become president by playing the victim now."

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