Monday, June 04, 2012
DUDE DID YOU SEE THE
LATEST MAUREEN DOWD DUDE SERIOUSLY
Honest-to-God punditry. Instead of the usual hackery.
PROUD UPDATE. Back in March, I told Maureen Dowd to stop acting like a stupid bitch. I even used those exact words: "stop acting like a stupid bitch". Three months later, she writes one of the most cogent analyses I've read all year on the weaknesses of both Obama's re-election prospects and his character.
Coincidence? Fuck no.
As impressed as we are with ourselves for engineering this turnaround, we must doff our caps to the woman herself. Well done, Ms. Dowd. I've always wondered how the hell you got that gig in the first place. With this column, you've given me an idea. Keep it up.
A quick taste, to show that-- between the Old Man and me-- InstaPunk is always right:
Maraniss’s book depicts Obama on an intense odyssey of self-discovery, moving toward defining himself less as a half-white man with white girlfriends than as a black man who wanted to be part of a black community....
In some ways, he’s still finding himself, too absorbed to see what’s not working. But the White House is a very hard place to go on a vision quest, especially with a storm brewing.
Remember when InstaPunk said all that? I bet she does.