Saturday, December 11, 2004


I sometimes overcome my distaste for Maureen Dowd's shrill partisanship and read her column anyway because, well, she is sometimes clever.

But I find her efforts in tomorrow's paper pathetic. Like an untalented high schooler's lame attempt to be cute for the school literary magazine.

A snippet:
On the first day of Christmas,
my Rummy sent to me
a Saddam pigeon in a palm tree.
Not knowing Osama's address,
Rummy hastened to 'Potamia - and a mess,
exhorting his pal Cheney,
"Let's bomb Baghdad again, golly gee!"