September 9, 2009

Maureen Dowd has boyfriend trouble.

"He was going to be the kind of guy who whipped you up and then, when you were all excited, left you flat, and then, when you were deflated and exasperated and time was running out, ensorcelled you again with some sparkly fairy dust."

42 comments:

TosaGuy said...

"But not as reliably uplifting as Jed Bartlet either."

Liberals watched the West Wing because that is how they imagined the perfect president.

VW: dolike: Do like Jed Bartlet did.

Rialby said...

She's right, he's certainly no Jeb Bartlett. Remember the way he whipped those Republicans into shape back in the 90s. Sigh... he was our bestest President ever!!! I *heart* President Bartlett.

What's that? He wasn't.. what? Get the... but I remember it so vividly. Between weekends on Martha's Vineyard in the fall of 1998, watching him work his magic. Shit, they did a whole documentary on him every week.

peter hoh said...

I suspect that all of Maureen Dowd's boyfriends have left her disappointed.

Shorter version: I suspect that all of Maureen Dowd's boyfriends have left her.

Susan said...

Ensorcelled, puerile, somnambulant, Sisyphean, moribund. Somehow, I can't see any of these words coming our of Rocky Balboa's mouth. Nor Spock's.

mccullough said...

He's no President David Palmer. That's Obama's problem.

miller said...

Umm, I know that some people make choices that affect millions of people, choices made based on the whims of their fantasies, but aren't they usually treated with scorn for wasting their votes?

WV: outhro, Jethro's brother

Rialby said...

How many wise people said before the election that the problem was that Obamaphiles saw Obama as a blank screen on which so many people project their own views? Sounds like Maureen Dowd did just that.

Let me go google that. Oh wait, here's a good quote:

"I serve as a blank screen on which people of vastly different political stripes project their own views." - Barack Obama

traditionalguy said...

Let me get this straight. Maureen is a gal that likes to be whipped up and excited by her guy, but then will not settle for a Pixie Dusting by him. There is hope for MoDo after all. She could start by doing an undercover investigatve report on Orange County California Insurance agents, and hopefully she will not leave feeling flat. She seriously seems to be saying that ensorceling is her woman's job, and she wishes our President would be more of a man. This column will not get her any good will from Sparkly Barry.

AJ Lynch said...

IOW, Dowd admits Obama has been an Epic Fail.

It's satisfying when righty pundits like Brooks and Krauthammer belatedly admit Obama pulled the wool over their eyes.

Dems like Dowd will have to be dragged there kicking and screaming.

wv = weran

Fred4Pres said...

Perhaps we should get Maureen fixed up with that randy State Senator in California.

Roger J. said...

the dowdster is the biggest loser on the NYT and that is a major accomplishment. what a woofduff

AllenS said...

Maureen: "or as horrifying as Dick Cheney’s routine of bullying and cutting paper dolls out of the Constitution."

I doubt if Cheney ever did that. But, if he did, how many connecting dolls would you get out of the Constitution? Not teeny weeny dolls, but 3-4 inch dolls?

blake said...

Smart people are so stupid.

wv: pulikers

lol

Kev said...

(the other kev)

Obama is no President Bartlett.

And Obama is no President Palmer.

But he might be a respectable President Camacho.

BJM said...

MoDo is a brittle, perpetually disappointed woman. I still wonder who she had to blow for the Pulitzer.


btw- wouldn't Outhro be Jethro's gay brother?

Republican said...

It's about the stupidest piece I've read from Dowd. It's pure nonsense, with no real point except to provide an excuse to rhyme Spocky with Rocky.

Was she trying to point out that Obama has been a failure for nine months, until his big break when auditioning for school kids votes?

miller said...

Are you saying he craves electrolytes?

And BLM, I wasn't going to say it -- NPR informs that it's the new hate speech.

WV: keddicer, the guy who puts the tennis shoes in the snow to cool them off

LordSomber said...

She shocky cos Baraky not like Spocky nor Rocky?
Why she so cocky?

David said...

"Ensorcelled?"

kathleen said...

I guess tonight we are all going to be "ensorcelled" -- she makes it sound like a prediction while it's so obviously just an ardent wish.

Obama is like the new guy who moves to town, and every girl wants to date him. But after a year, after people get to know him, everyone realizes he was just a flash in the pan, not a dream but a dud. He is relegated to loser status and the popular crowd moves on.

veni vidi vici said...

Thanks, David; my thoughts exactly. What pomosassity.



wv: "supeur" -- Dowd's pompous-assed way of saying "super".

veni vidi vici said...

That should be "pompousassity".

Mo MoDo said...

'Ensorcelled' is one of Dowd's favorite words. She has used it in columns three other times.

Aaron Sorkin, inventor of Jeb Bartlett, is a former boyfriend of hers. Make of that what you wish.

Susan: You missed 'elucidation', 'scintillating', 'verities', 'malarkey, 'risible' and 'demagoon' on the vocabulary quiz. Okay, she made up 'demagoon'.

And as is my habit, inspired by her movie reference, I have photoshopped up BaRocky. I disavow any nightmares that image might cause.

ricpic said...

I don't think she likes Dick Cheney.

Big Mike said...

Huh? There is a man who could up with MoDo long enough to take her out on a date? Oh! She's talking about her former adoration for The One.

WV: yaliesh -- looks like he went to an Ivy, but didn't

Ignorance is Bliss said...

ricpic said

I don't think she likes Dick Cheney.

I think you took that one word too far.

EDH said...

Sound's like MoDo's Mystery Date ended up being a "dud" instead of a stud.

Seven Machos said...

What's lame about Dowd's analogy (metaphor?) is that the right has been using it for a very long time now. It's very good and very apt, but doesn't Dowd need to raise her game instead of recycling (not particularly well) the shit that I and many others have been saying?

somefeller said...

Maureen Dowd's column is a waste of valuable journalistic real estate. And that's on a good day.

AJ Lynch said...

Somefeller:

Except when she writes a column with which you agree? Nyuk Nyuk Nyuk.

traditionalguy said...

MoDo's book about Who Needs Men set her as a terrible hard ass about any men's value to society. Barry Obama is not getting a pass any more than BJ got a pass from her. The wicked wit of Dowd over all men is her meme. What a challenge!

Eric said...

How many wise people said before the election that the problem was that Obamaphiles saw Obama as a blank screen on which so many people project their own views?

Wise? I thought it was obvious to the most casual observer. But even as we heap derision on the man, let's not forget elections aren't up-or-down votes. The election was a choice between two people, and I'm hard pressed to think of a Republican who would have been worse than John McCain.

Eric said...

But not as reliably uplifting as Jed Bartlet either.

Not even as good as Jed Clampett.

traditionalguy said...

David...Ensorceled means to be put under a spell causing one to think the thoughts of the sorcery practitioner( also called a Shaman or a witch doctor). We are unfamiliar with the activity in a Christian culture, but it has been a basic religious activity of man since time began, such as in Kenya.

From Inwood said...

"ensorcelled you again with some sparkly fairy dust."

"Ensorcelled"? Comparing The One to a Witch Doctor? Why, Modo is a racist.

"Fairy"? Why, MoDo is Gay bashing.

peter hoh:

I suspect that all of Maureen Dowd's boyfriends have left her, disappointed.

Just depends on a comma!

Mo MoDo said...

Maureen uses lots of emasculating words around Obama. "Fairy dust" is just another in a long list.

Methadras said...

Susan said...

Ensorcelled, puerile, somnambulant, Sisyphean, moribund. Somehow, I can't see any of these words coming our of Rocky Balboa's mouth. Nor Spock's.


My english teacher would have given me a bad mark for using such Solemn Vapors.

rhhardin said...

Dowd is only wretched in her column. Her Imus interviews are pretty good.

real audio, 4 interviews.

DANIELBLOOM said...

'Ensorcelled' is one of Dowd's favorite words. She has used it in columns three other times.


she used it again in Claire Booth Luce bio book review on July 24 , 2014....is this an injoke, her recurrding use of this word, a joke between her and editor . or what? does not compute. Once, okay. but 15 times since 2002? weird

Paul Izzo said...

Michael Douglas dumped MoDo for Catherine Zeta-Jones

DANIELBLOOM said...

THE NEWSROOM season 3 episode 3 used the word again here and Sorkin is a good friend of Dowd's re line in the show last sunday -- "ACN won't be attending the Saturnalia of incestuous ingratiation that does little
to instill confidence in the public that the press isn't ensorcelled by the powerful.”

DANIELBLOOM said...

hehe, i wonder how that ensorcelled word got into the NEWSROOM script last week. LOVE IT.