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July 02, 2006

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richard mcenroe

Well, that was more fun to watch than Carter's hot tub video with Pink Lady & Jeff...

BumperStickerist

from MoDo's column shown on the Times link:

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Maureen Dowd-

Goin' to Graceland was a rare display of expertise in the psychology of diplomacy, an area where the Bush administration has been strangely tone-deaf.

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I am curious how a President can be tone deaf regarding the psychology of diplomacy, especially given that Bush is a moron, so why would this tone-deafness be considered 'strange'

Were Tom the entreprenurial sort rather than a selfless type, he could run a weekly "Complete the Dowd Essay" based on the Times Select blurb.

Seven hundred words maximum.

The closest to what Dowd actually wrote, without cheating, wins. Winner gets a Tom Maguire autographed screenshot of JOM ... or something.

maryrose

MoDo is a frustrated old maid! She exudes negativity. At least during the Clinton years she could be funny once in awhile. Now she's just bitter.

Florence Schmieg

Please also have a Frank Rich contest and a Bob Herbert contest-both so predictable!

eric

There a difference between exuding negativity and exuding things you don't agree with. This is why those who comment and satirize power seems to have varying qualities of humor over the years, because the interplay of their own material with their subjects and their listeners changes. If you didn't like Clinton, lampooning him would be more funny than if you like Bush and he's being made fun of.

Of course, this assumes that anybody could successfully make fun of Bush for a reason other than their own partisan hatred.

maryrose

eric:
Many times in her attempt at humor MODO states as facts things and ideas that are patently false. In her reach for humor and a turn of phrase she falls pathetically short. Cindy Sheehan does not have absolute authority about anything. She is not God or the Pope for that matter

richard mcenroe

"Goin' to Graceland was a rare display of expertise in the psychology of diplomacy, an area where the Bush administration has been strangely tone-deaf."

Because I'm sure Bush was chasing the Japanese vote.
With the NY Times' impeccable editorial timing, this MoDo article appears the weekend Cheney gets a standing ovation at Daytona...

JM Hanes

"Goin' to Graceland was a rare display of expertise in the psychology of diplomacy, an area where the Bush administration has been strangely tone-deaf."

Considering the Times' own wholly disingenuous take on the overseas effect of their SWIFT revelations, I'd say the Administration looks like it's got perfect pitch in comparison.

noah

Who would have thunk it. One of the Dixie chicks provided us all with a perfect insight into how NYT liberals feel about patriotism.

ed in texas

What Dowd doesn't suspect is that Karl Rove is in fact Elvis's new identity (plastic surgery isn't always a plus), and the chimpie in chief was starting the first example of the coming power shift from Washington to Memphis, and I run out of BS at that point...

Tom Maguire

Please also have a Frank Rich contest and a Bob Herbert contest-both so predictable!

Groan - Given Rich's normal extended length (I estimate it at 9,000 words, but that is only measured by my accumulation of eye-glaze), maybe we could have a "You can't be too Rich or too short" contest. Sort of, Complete this weeks "Bush is a lying loser because...." in the fewest wrods that match Rich's tome.

As to Herbert, please - the judges of the contest would actually have to read his column, and who would volunteer to do that?

Clyde

Maryrose, during the Clinton administration, Maureen Dowd was pre-menopausal. That and her single/childless status may have something to do with her bitterness today.

Clyde

And I LIKE PM Koizumi. The guy doesn't mind doing things that might make him look a bit silly.

I'm glad that President Bush went with him to Graceland, even though that's not really Bush's style. Because when a friend wants to do something a bit silly that he's dreamed of doing for years, you don't puncture the dream. That's the sort of thing that a Kerry or a Murtha would do, out of spite.

JM Hanes

TM

All you'd have to do for your Herbert judges is just pick folks who have already read a Herbert column.

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