Friday, November 17, 2006

Possibly the best thing ever written about Maureen Dowd

C. Bush writes...

So, even Dowd’s defender says mostly bad things about her, but what is more telling to me, ultimately, are the good things even her detractors say about her: she exaggerates, but she provokes with her sharp wit, etc. Well, here are some examples of that wit: “We had the Belle Epoque. Now we have the Botox Epoch.” (Oh --was that a tree breaking outside [my] window or the biggest SNAP! in history?!?).


For me the problem with Dowd is not that her style overrides her substance, it’s that her style is no good. Apparently someone somewhere in the world reads “Botox Epoque” and chuckles to themselves “Botox Epoque, that’s good!”

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