Wednesday, November 10, 2004


Caricatures Duelling

New York Post Online Edition: gossip: "SEN. Zell Miller (D- Ga.) laced into New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd yesterday on the 'Imus in the Morning' radio show, saying, 'The more Maureen Loud [sic] gets on 'Meet the Press' and writes those col umns, the redder these states get. I mean, they don't want some high brow hussy from New York City explaining to them that they're id iots and telling them that they're stupid.' Miller also suggested 'that red-headed woman at the New York Times' should not mock anyone's religion: 'You can see horns just sprouting up through that Technicolor hair.' Dowd responds: 'I'm not a highbrow hussy from New York. I'm a highbrow hussy from Washington. Senator, pistols or swords?' "

These two are both merely caricatures of themselves, so watching them hash it out is more theatre than reasoned discourse. Zell did lose his cool with Matthews, although I understood why. Dowd does, indeed say things that I always feel sure she knows better than to believe. We should likely take both of them with a grain of seasoned salt.

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