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kskiska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-05-04 11:16 PM
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Dowd: Shocking and Awful
Donald Rumsfeld and Paul Wolfowitz were swanning around in black tie at the White House Correspondents' dinner on Saturday night, mingling with le hack Washington and a speckling of shiny imports, like John Kerry's former Tinseltown gal-pal Morgan Fairchild, Ben Affleck, a Victoria's Secret model who was not Gisele and several "Apprentice" alumni who were not Omarosa.

The Pentagon potentates seemed unburdened by the spreading storm kicked up by the torture pictures shown on "60 Minutes II" and about to appear in The New Yorker the latest example of a dysfunctional and twisted occupation warped by arrogance over experience, ideology over common sense.

(snip)

President Bush also seemed in a buoyant mood on Saturday. But he might think about getting just a tad more involved so he doesn't have to first see on TV, as he clicks around between innings, the pictures sparking a huge worldwide, American-reputation-shattering military scandal. And so he doesn't keep nattering about how we had to go to war to close Iraq's torture chambers, when they are "really not shut down so much as under new management," as Jon Stewart drily put it.

Most Republicans seemed in a "party on, Garth" mood, less concerned with Humpty Dumpty Iraq or Unjolly Green Giant John Kerry than with the unfairness of a world where Jeb Bush would probably not be able to succeed his brother. "By 2008," a wistful Republican fund-raiser said, "there'll probably be Bush fatigue."

(snip)

And Douglas Feith, the defense under secretary who was in charge of Iraqi postwar planning and the secret unit that furnished prt--porter intelligence to back up Dick Cheney's doomsday scenarios, told conservatives that the administration might set up an office to plan postwar operations for future wars.

Well, on the one hand, it would be refreshing to have a postwar plan. On the other: future wars???

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http://nytimes.com/2004/05/06/opinion/06DOWD.html
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orwell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:00 AM
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1. No Mo MoDo
Most Republicans seemed in a "party on, Garth" mood, less concerned with Humpty Dumpty Iraq or Unjolly Green Giant John Kerry than with the unfairness of a world where Jeb Bush would probably not be able to succeed his brother. "By 2008," a wistful Republican fund-raiser said, "there'll probably be Bush fatigue."

There is so much fuming crap in this one paragraph it makes me want to run screaming to Canada.

John Kerry = unjolly
Jeb Bush = (probable) heir apparent
Repugs = sipping champagne on the decks of the titanic

How can this group not be tried for war crimes? How can those hideous Bush supporters not be facing a Nuremburg trial?

This country deserves to go the way of other failed empires, on the bloody trash heap of history. And flippin' MoDo can take ride her sarcastic enabling scribe all the way to hell.

O
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The Zanti Regent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:02 AM
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2. Go away, Whoreen, just go away! We're tired of your lying!
We're tired of your whoring for the GOP and we're also tired of your pimp Karl.

Just go away where you can't hurt people like my Jon with your lies anymore.
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Miss Authoritiva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 02:41 AM
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3. D.C. Confidential
Sadly, Maureen Dowd was born in the wrong age. She really belongs to the era of Hedda Hopper and Louella Parsons. That woman can turn some wicked phrases in her columns, but that's about it. If she were just willing to get a nose job, breast augmentation, and a full-body wax, she could probably get a gig on Entertainment Tonight and the lower right-hand square on Hollywood Squares.
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Mecil Donating Member (54 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:08 AM
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4. Well...
Well i for one liked her column today, and the snip about Humpty Dumpty Iraq (and no republican knew how to put Iraq together again?), was spot on ... so why the Dowd Bashing now?

Been a while since she did one of her "argyle sweater" columns, I think it's time to stop trashing her for those.
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Jeff in Cincinnati Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 07:49 AM
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7. I don't get the vitriol, either
Dowd bashed the Clinton's pretty good in their day, but she's given just as much to Team Bush. I don't expect a journalist to take my side every time, and on the whole I'd say that Dowd is pretty fair in her approach.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 03:29 PM
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5. you supported this thieving band of thugs
remember, Maureen? :puke:
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