Sunday, June 22, 2008

Keeping them in La Cage aux Folles

Maureen Dowd, defending her endless Hillary-bashing to the NYT's public editor --

From the time I began writing about politics,” Dowd said, “I have always played with gender stereotypes and mined them and twisted them to force the reader to be conscious of how differently we view the sexes.”

Today's Maureen Dowd column (unclear whether it was written from a Paris vacation or simply a cut-and-paste job from news reports) --

Just as Carla [Bruni] charmed the Queen of England and Princes Charles and Philip with her demure French schoolgirl look, she charmed George and Laura Bush on their visit, inviting Laura 30 minutes early for a girls’ tête-à-tête, and then sitting next to the American president and keeping him entertained with a spirited conversation in English, one of her three languages and sort of his one language.

No comments: