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Maureen Dowd on the Republican Mean Girls
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http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/17/opinion/17dowd.html

Playing All the Angles
By MAUREEN DOWD
Published: October 16, 2010


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We are in the era of Republican Mean Girls, grown-up versions of those teenage tormentors who would steal your boyfriend, spray-paint your locker and, just for good measure, spread rumors that you were pregnant.

These women Jan, Meg, Carly, Sharron, Linda, Michele, Queen Bee Sarah and sweet wannabe Christine have co-opted and ratcheted up the disgust with the status quo that originally buoyed Barack Obama. Whether theyre mistreating the help or belittling the presidents manhood, making snide comments about a rivals hair or ripping an opponent for spending money on a mens fashion show, the Mean Girls have replaced Hope with Spite and Cool with Cold. They are the ideal nihilistic cheerleaders for an angry electorate.

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Man up, Harry Reid, Sharron Angle taunted him at their Las Vegas debate here Thursday night. Thats not an idle insult, coming from a woman who campaigns at times with a .44 Magnum revolver in her 1989 GMC pickup.

With casino red suit and lipstick, Angle played the Red Queen of the Mad Hatter tea party, denouncing career politicians and ordering Off with your head! and Down with government benefits! Even sober and smiling beneath her girlish bangs, the 61-year-old Angle had the slightly threatening air of the inebriated lady in a country club bar, tossing off outrageous statements and daring anyone to call her on them.

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  -Maureen Dowd on the Republican Mean Girls highplainsdem  Oct-17-10 12:20 AM   #0 
  - recommend  TexasObserver   Oct-17-10 12:22 AM   #1 
  - And who better to know the mean girls than MoDo?  gratuitous   Oct-17-10 12:25 AM   #2 
  - Exactly!!!  JamesA1102   Oct-17-10 11:54 AM   #14 
  - +1  travelingtypist   Oct-18-10 12:15 AM   #40 
  - MoDo must be feeling very Margo Channing right now.  tishaLA   Oct-17-10 12:37 AM   #3 
  - Actually I think Sister Sarah has the Margo Channing part  BuelahWitch   Oct-17-10 12:49 AM   #4 
     - Chris Matthews as DeWitt (breathless, fussy, and silly)  mitchum   Oct-17-10 12:00 PM   #15 
  - That's the most perfect description of Angle I've ever read  Warpy   Oct-17-10 01:13 AM   #5 
  - K & R  Scurrilous   Oct-17-10 03:00 AM   #6 
  - K & R for later  democracy1st   Oct-17-10 03:09 AM   #7 
  - WHEN she gets it right  lillypaddle   Oct-17-10 04:31 AM   #8 
  - Way back when I first started to support more women in politics,  whyverne   Oct-17-10 06:56 AM   #9 
  - absolutely correct, remember Fiorina about Boxer's hair?  Alameda   Oct-17-10 11:48 AM   #10 
  - No wonder i cant stand them. Reminds me of high school.  krabigirl   Oct-17-10 11:50 AM   #11 
  - excellent. lets hear more of this. gotta stop it in its tracks. not good for all women.  seabeyond   Oct-17-10 11:52 AM   #12 
  - I agree, mean girls shouldn't be allowed to get ahead or gain anything for being mean. n/t  wisteria   Oct-17-10 11:15 PM   #38 
  - I thought of the "Mean Girls" thing everytime O'Donnell condescendingly laughed during her debate  Beaverhausen   Oct-17-10 11:53 AM   #13 
  - There is nothing, absolutely nothing, that MoDo can't trivialize just by breathing on it.  Orsino   Oct-17-10 12:46 PM   #16 
  - I agree  Skittles   Oct-17-10 08:42 PM   #22 
  - A local columnist captured the personality type here ->  IDemo   Oct-17-10 01:01 PM   #17 
  - That's a great piece.  bleever   Oct-17-10 01:39 PM   #18 
  - "most of us know she (Palin) is to politics, what Chef Boyardee is to fine dining"  SpiralHawk   Oct-17-10 01:56 PM   #20 
  - Perfect! nt  laughingliberal   Oct-17-10 08:55 PM   #23 
  - very well said  handmade34   Oct-17-10 10:02 PM   #27 
  - I went back and  handmade34   Oct-17-10 10:13 PM   #28 
  - He's a local treasure  IDemo   Oct-17-10 10:21 PM   #30 
     - I had a look at the comments....conservative windbags.  BlancheSplanchnik   Oct-17-10 10:46 PM   #32 
        - Oh! We have a song called "windbags". Is this like what you mean?  earcandle   Oct-17-10 11:00 PM   #35 
           - Heeeyyy, that was pretty damn good!  BlancheSplanchnik   Oct-18-10 03:46 PM   #42 
  - loved it! Funny AND astute  BlancheSplanchnik   Oct-17-10 10:23 PM   #31 
  - It takes one to know one says me  lunatica   Oct-17-10 01:43 PM   #19 
  - I was just going to say the same thing.  girl gone mad   Oct-17-10 07:51 PM   #21 
  - She must be a Depeche Mode fan. Her title sounds like their latest album...  Liberal_Stalwart71   Oct-17-10 09:08 PM   #24 
  - Shut the fuck up, MoDo. YOU perfected that smear tactic ten years ago  madinmaryland   Oct-17-10 09:12 PM   #25 
  - Well said nt  JamesA1102   Oct-17-10 11:17 PM   #39 
  - +1  AndrewP   Oct-18-10 03:47 PM   #43 
  - You go, Mo.  Stinky The Clown   Oct-17-10 09:14 PM   #26 
  - It's not just republican girls. republican boys are mean, too.  City Lights   Oct-17-10 10:16 PM   #29 
  - Maureen's column reads like something from high school.  deaniac21   Oct-17-10 10:53 PM   #33 
  - Well said!  earcandle   Oct-17-10 10:54 PM   #34 
  - Wow, is she still alive?  hatrack   Oct-17-10 11:08 PM   #36 
  - I thought Angle looked as though she had a few drinks before the debate.  wisteria   Oct-17-10 11:12 PM   #37 
  - Thanks for the link. I printed the column out for my husband.  Bette Noir   Oct-18-10 12:54 AM   #41 
  - Hillbilly Harpies  Swamp Rat   Oct-18-10 03:48 PM   #44 
 

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