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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Maureen Dowd, "Out of Africa and Into Iowa": An Ejaculation Problem

In her latest New York Times op-ed entitled "Out of Africa and Into Iowa" (, Maureen Dowd again savages would-be Republican presidential nominee Newt Gingrich:

"Newt Gingrich's mind is in love with itself.

It has persuaded itself that it is brilliant when it is merely promiscuous. This is not a serious mind. Gingrich is not, to put it mildly, a systematic thinker.

His mind is a jumble, an amateurish mess lacking impulse control. He plays air guitar with ideas, producing air ideas. He ejaculates concepts, notions and theories that are as inconsistent as his behavior."

Gingrich "ejaculates" inconsistent notions and theories? I agree, Maureen, that Gingrich is not -- like Herman Cain before him -- presidential timber, but the choice of words? Why the need for the salty language?

The op-ed page of The New York Times is becoming a bit like tag team wrestling. On Sunday's, Maureen Dowd stomps on Newt, while on Thursdays and most Saturday's, Gail Collins predictably slams Mitt.

I don't know about you, but I never found professional wrestling intellectually stimulating, or, for that matter, entertaining.

1 comment:

  1. Salty says as salty does... Maureen D is penning her autobio.

    "Were they as prime as goats, as hot as monkeys, / As salt as wolves in pride [in heat], and fools as gross / As ignorance made drunk" (3.3.402-405) Othello.