Dowd hits 1989

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Last updated on June 10th, 2017 at 06:33 am

It’s outdated pop culture reference #582,874 from Maureen Dowd:

The scene on Capitol Hill this past week has been almost as absurdly macabre as the movie “Weekend at Bernie’s” …

Soon from MoDo: “Hold the ectoplasm, Bill Murray! The busted ghosts of Capitol Hill are already covered with slime”; “That Wolfowitz – he’s more tight-fisted than Jack Benny!”; “Bush’s story is coming apart like Jennifer Beals’ welding in the movie ‘Flashdance’”, etc.

Posted by Tim B. on 03/27/2005 at 10:11 AM
    1. I wonder how many times, when referring to Bush, she types in “Ronnie Reagan” and has to go back and delete it.

      Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 03/27 at 10:34 AM • permalink


    1. She probably has editors for that.

      Posted by david on 03/27 at 10:52 AM • permalink


    1. Almost as many times as she has to stike out “Ike”.  Face it, plastic surgery can only take you so far…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 03/27 at 10:56 AM • permalink


    1. Thanks to David’s comment to your MoDo post on 3/13, whenever I read her name this frightening image pops into my head.

      Posted by Bruce Rheinstein on 03/27 at 01:02 PM • permalink


    1. modope!
      i couldn’t be clearer if i was a button-hook in the well-water.

      Posted by guinsPen on 03/27 at 01:27 PM • permalink


    1. The trouble with Dowd is that she doesn’t have good zingers.  It’s all dot-connection and the same dot-connection every time, and the same two-sentence reversals every time.

      She’s okay in interviews When she’s wrong there, it’s just normal-wrong, not distilled and enhanced by word processor.

      Imus gets her talking about Kerry & co. eventually, the world’s greatest interviewer.

      Posted by rhhardin on 03/27 at 03:08 PM • permalink


  1. Dowd interview from last Monday (3/21) href=” with Shiavo and Iraq war references, but it didn’t strike me as a good enough interview to save on its own.

    “It’s hard to tell who is less appealing, Tom DeLay or [Terri’s] husband’’ at the end.

    Posted by rhhardin on 03/27 at 03:49 PM • permalink