I’m struggling to maintain an air of solemn sadness, but when Ann Coulter is calling for the governor of Florida to send in the troops to save Terri, I figure, oh what the hell. So I say, “Sure, Ann, great idea, but only if you go along and wear this outfit.” Now that’s entertainment.
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Danny said on March 25, 2005 at 2:26 pm
OK, Nance. Like Juan said, we’ll trade you straight up, Noonan for Dowd. But I can’t see us trading Annie. I don’t care how crazy she is from time to time. As Gollum might say, she is precious. Same for Ingraham an Malkin. 😉
harry near indy said on March 25, 2005 at 7:46 pm
you are terrible … in a funny sort of way.
btw, did you know that ipfw has hired dane fife as its head men’s basketball coach? he’s 25, which makes him the youngest head coach in division i.
mary said on March 25, 2005 at 7:54 pm
Notice that no one objected to giving up Dowd?
brian stouder said on March 25, 2005 at 10:53 pm
Wasn’t Dowd supposedly seeing….some A-list celebrity (years ago)? Was it Michael Douglas?
Guilty confession – I like ol’ Maureen. Back in 2000 she had some tremendously funny pieces on the Gore/Bush campaign.
What she needs is an alliterative name – like the super-hero press people (Peter Parker, Clark Kent, Lois Lane….and for that matter, Nancy Nall!)
If her name was Doreen, maybe…or if she had a name with a hook, like that Financial news chic on CNN named Willow Bay (the S&M implications, and the pinstriped milieu Willow works turned my head the first time I heard it!)
maybe Wellen Dowd
Danny said on March 26, 2005 at 1:12 pm
Brian, I too enjoyed Mo’s writing during the 2000 campaign. It was very funny. I also find it pretty funny that all of her siblings are righties. Apparently, she really gets razzed during family get togethers.
Nance said on March 26, 2005 at 2:41 pm
You’re both wrong. Mo was at her best during Monicagate. Cruel, certainly, but at her best. The one about Monica signing “Mrs. Monica Clinton…M.L. Clinton…Bill and Monica Clinton” was a scream.
Mark said on March 26, 2005 at 5:21 pm
Brian, you stole my line, but I don’t think we were the only ones to come up with Maureen Wellen Dowd. Not after her suddenly ubiquitous television appearances during the Fall campaign. I remember her first appearance on Russert’s Sunday show (I refuse to call it “Meet the Press” because no one ever does, at least not the guests). No standard close-ups THAT day; aside from the occasional two-shot with an uncomfortable Bill Safire, just torso shots galore in a great top. More appearances followed on Russert’s Saturday MSNBC show, Chris Matthews and others, in similar attire. She seemed on a mission: “wittier and more articulate than anyone in the studio, and babaliscious, too!”. After a while the clothing got more conventional and by election time she disappeared. I think the producers may have caught on that she didn’t translate well to TV, terrific as she is in print. Cemented perhaps by a pretty good Tina Fey skewering on SNL after the election.
Nance is right, though. Her 2000 election stuff was great (see the column, “Sure, I Would!”), but I started reading her regularly during Monicagate.