GAZELLE PURSUED

Maureen Dowd – the flounder of 43rd street – on Democrat gnawing:

The lioness of Chappaqua is hot on the trail of the Chicago gazelle, eager to gnaw him to pieces, like a harrowing scene out of a George Stubbs painting.

Perhaps Ms Dowd wasn’t thinking of this George Stubbs painting, although faint campaign overtones may be read into it:

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Word on the street is you can’t even be satisfyin’ your man, bitch

Posted by Tim B. on 05/04/2008 at 11:38 AM
    1. MoDo is clearly not With It with the latest and greatest in anthropomorphism by ignoring the “dignity of creation” in her latest blood soaked rant.

      Then again, is she ever With It?

      Discuss.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2008 05 04 at 11:53 AM • permalink

 

    1. What does an urbanite like MoDo know about George Stubbs?  Likely nothing save he painted outdoorsy stuff.  Ergo, it must have been violent and bloody.

      Sad how people in cities cling to such misconceptions about rural life and nature.  Must be because they’re so bitter.

      And who can blame them?

      Posted by Steve Skubinna on 2008 05 04 at 11:59 AM • permalink

 

    1. The lioness of Chappaqua is hot on the trail of the Chicago gazelle, eager to gnaw him to pieces, like a harrowing scene out of a George Stubbs painting.

      Now I think I see why Bill went elsewhere to get a little head.

      Posted by rinardman on 2008 05 04 at 12:06 PM • permalink

 

    1. #3 rinardman

      Yeah, “gnaw to pieces” is not something one would normally find arousing… unless you’re Maureen Dowd.

      Posted by Spiny Norman on 2008 05 04 at 12:40 PM • permalink

 

    1. Law of the Northern Illinois Jungle:

      They say the Chicago gazelle
      And wife, the hyena Michelle,
      Embraced the snake Wright
      Whose poisonous bite
      Left both of them feeling unwell.

      Posted by lyle on 2008 05 04 at 01:50 PM • permalink

 

    1. Dowd must be thinking of Delacroix, who painted any number of canvases of lions mauling horses: like this one:

      http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/delacroix/arab-lion.jpg

      Typical New York liberal: no culture.

      Posted by Urbs in Horto on 2008 05 04 at 01:58 PM • permalink

 

    1. Um, is the painting with the white dog, possibly female, and the big brown horse supposed to represent something?

      Posted by wronwright on 2008 05 04 at 02:58 PM • permalink

 

    1. Thank God there are men and women willing and able to read MoDo so I don’t have to endanger my sanity. Maybe someone will date her this year.

      Trolling for love

      Posted by Rotorhead on 2008 05 04 at 03:00 PM • permalink

 

    1. If the current trend of the primary is to see which of the candidates can “man up” more aggressively and “get down” with the good ol’ boys to the greater degree, I have a modest proposal: take ‘em both noodlin’.  Together.  Biggest fish wins.  Talk about your acid test …

      Posted by Celaeno on 2008 05 04 at 03:26 PM • permalink

 

    1. And for pity’s sake, I always knew Modo was a pretentious idiot, but “harrowing” and “Stubbs painting” are not concepts that go together in any way in this time-space continuum.

      Posted by Celaeno on 2008 05 04 at 03:29 PM • permalink

 

    1. If the competition is to “man up” Hills will kick ass. Barak is a “man” in the fine tradition of John Kerry, Al Gore and John Edwards. Mrs. Obama would be a better match.

      Posted by Rotorhead on 2008 05 04 at 03:39 PM • permalink

 

    1. Any painting with a horse’s ass in it is certainly suggestive of the Dem candidates.

      Posted by Merlin on 2008 05 04 at 04:13 PM • permalink

 

    1. As a sometime horse painter, I am a big fan of George Stubbs. You could see his deep knowledge and affection in every portrait, which makes the horror of Lion Devouring a Horse even more vivid.

      Unlike the Delacroix image linked above, violence isn’t typical of Stubbs. But sadly, MoDo is technically right.

      Posted by lyle on 2008 05 04 at 04:47 PM • permalink

 

    1. Wot Lyle said. “Lion devouring a horse” was a subject Stubbs returned to a number of timees. Modo presumably saw the Frick Collection exhibition – I was lucky enough to see it too in the American winter of 2007, on holiday – that featured a number of Stubbs’ paintings, including the one linked by Lyle, above. Link.

      Posted by TimT on 2008 05 04 at 06:14 PM • permalink

 

    1. The next scene: dog bites horse, horse kicks dog? Which is which? Hillbilly or O-man?
      Although the Democrats are now donkeys. But was Andrew Jackson?

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 05 04 at 08:54 PM • permalink

 

    1. The lioness of Chappaqua is hot on the trail of the Chicago gazelle, eager to gnaw him to pieces, like a harrowing scene out of a George Stubbs painting.

      Translation:

      The liar of Chappaquiddick is hot on tail in Chicago, Obamatown, eager to eat beaver, like a harrowing reminder of Bill’s panting.

      Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2008 05 04 at 09:07 PM • permalink

 

    1. #2 I think MoDO was refering to the ancient English horse sport of dog-hunting.

      Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2008 05 04 at 09:09 PM • permalink

 

    1. #5 Brilliant, Lyle, just Brilliant!!

      Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2008 05 04 at 09:10 PM • permalink

 

    1. MoDo should really swear off the use of metaphors.  She hasn’t the skill for it.

      #8 Rotorhead,
      “Maybe someone will date her this year.”

      What a cruel RWDB you are, to wish that on some guy.

      Posted by Michael Lonie on 2008 05 04 at 11:06 PM • permalink

 

    1. I think the real MoDo is a alien psychologist performing experiments on us, noting how people react to such patent nonsense.

      She will, at some point in the future, be writing a chapter in a research paper titled, “Reactions to Aesthetic-Political Conceptual Dissonance Amongst Earthlings.”

      She betrays her alien nature everyday.

      Posted by Toiling Mass on 2008 05 05 at 07:03 AM • permalink

 

    1. #19 Micheal

      You have jumped to a very large conclusion.

      Posted by Rotorhead on 2008 05 05 at 09:46 AM • permalink

 

  1. The “Lioness of Chappaqua”?

    That’s a hell of a thing to call a girl from Park Ridge, Illinois.

    Posted by mojo on 2008 05 05 at 05:08 PM • permalink