Dowd says Clinton loves cash: As Maureen Dowd keeps getting more fatuous, her paper—the famous New York Times—keeps giving her columns a higher platform.
Yesterday, she was on the front page (Gack!) of the Sunday Review again. By her third paragraph, she was typing the name most sacred within her religion, the name she loves typing best:
DOWD ((5/4/14): The First Family is all over the news, discussing the management of the economy, income inequality, raising the minimum wage, the vicissitudes of press coverage and the benefits of healthy eating.It represented the fifth time Dowd has mentioned Miss Lewinsky in a column. By that, we mean the fifth time this year, almost twenty years later!
Everywhere you look, the Clintons rule.
Bill popped up on the front page of The Times giving a speech at his alma mater, Georgetown University, in which he defended his economic policies and chastised the press for its tendency to create a “storyline” that doesn’t match reality. (Sort of like the storyline the Clintons created about Monica Lewinsky being a delusional stalker.)
Before we share a prior example, let’s note the way we called our shot again last week.
Last Thursday, we noted Gail Collins’ snarky remark about Hillary Clinton’s offensive money-grubbing. To recall our prescience, click here.
Lady Collins had two separate complaints. Hillary was getting paid too much for her speeches. And she was getting paid too much by a lower industrial class.
It had the slight feel on an onrushing meme. And sure enough! There was Dowd in yesterday’s column, skillfully reinforcing:
DOWD: Some Obama aides get irritated when Hillary distances herself from Obama and when her advisers paint her as tougher than Obama, someone who wouldn’t be afraid to drop the hammer and sickle on Vladimir Putin.For the record, we think politicians like Hillary Clinton make too much money too. But we know Dowd and Collins do!
And some in Obamaworld think she could have skipped her $200,000-plus speeches to Goldman Sachs and helped the stumbling president make his push on health care, given that the push was focused on moms and kids, an area of interest for the woman who would be the first woman president.
(For the record, Dowd bumped Clinton’s speaking fee down from where Lady Collins had it.)
Last Thursday, we suggested the natives were getting restless about Clinton. Yesterday, Dowd’s latest tedious, high-profile effort showed that we called our shot.
Clinton and Clinton are money-grubbers! The natives are starting to cast about for snarky themes they can beat to death.
But one beloved snarky theme will never die for Dowd. She expressed it best at the start of the year, as she pondered the political problems of pizza:
DOWD (1/15/14): Pizza can be hazardous to an administration. We all remember what happened when a Clinton intern delivered a pie to the Oval Office during a government shutdown.We all remembered what happened in 95? With Dowd around, who could forget?
Why was Dowd pondering pizza that cold winter day? Jon Stewart had joked about the way Bill de Blasio eats his pie.
This reminded Dowd of “that woman.” But then, as we see in yesterday’s column, almost everything does!