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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Maureen Dowd, "Burning the Beret": First Bury the Blue Dress

Guess I got what I deserve
Kept you waiting there, too long my love
All that time, without a word
Didn't know you'd think, that I'd forget, or I'd regret

The special love I have for you
My baby blue

- "Baby Blue," Badfinger

After a long absence, Monica Lewinsky of presidentially "autographed" blue dress fame is back in the headlines with an article in Vanity Fair. Who gives a rat's ass, other than . . . Maureen Dowd and Hillary ("What difference, at this point, does it make?") Clinton.

In her latest New York Times op-ed entitled "Burning the Beret" (, Dowd tells us:

"But she must feel that her reticence over the last 10 years of 'self-searching and therapy' has led the public to hunger for her thoughts on the eve of Hillary’s book rollout in June and at a moment when President Obama is struggling to pull focus back from the Clintons, whose past and future are more dominant than Obama’s present. Monica is in danger of exploiting her own exploitation as she dishes about a couple whose erotic lives are of waning interest to the country."

Monica's reticence "has led the public to hunger for her thoughts on the eve of Hillary’s book rollout"? Well, you wasted an op-ed on the topic, Maureen.

Hillary and Bill's "erotic lives are of waning interest to the country"? Not so fast, Mo. Even I am curious to know how many decades ago Hillary and Bill last bedded down together.

But more to the point, with over two and a half years of a lame duck (paralytic?) Obama presidency in the offing, this is what American politics is all about?

Even worse, Hillary might not have a single accomplishment to her name in all her many years as First Lady, senator and secretary of the state, but Democrats are already falling over themselves to endorse her unannounced candidacy.

Worse still, there is not a credible Republican alternative in sight.

I suppose that you truly do get what you deserve.

Note Ruth Marcus's opinion piece on the same topic:

1 comment:

  1. Yep....looks as though only Moshiach can save us. A million moving parts and most of them either corrupt or abominably stupid.