Monday, July 23

All The MoDo You Need To Know™

Maureen Dowd, "A Woman Who's Man Enough". Sunday Times Select

[Ed. note. This is, apparently, why the Times needs a 54-year-old woman on its Op-Ed pages: so someone can register surprise in the event that traditional gender boundaries are crossed.]

confusing
Genderville
poker-faced
secretary
crying over
young
killed
a top [garment]
cleavage
on display
makeup
Hidden Beauty [™]
mobile men's grooming spa
powdered his nose
on a tear
more assertive than her husband
"sometimes you have to behave as a man" [quotation]
First Laddie
defending his woman
"...trying to be a man" [quotation]
quizzical
so many women
like Hillary
don't like her
poll
women view her more favorably than men
problem with her own demographic
the land of women's lib
huge step forward for her
polled
both women and men
effective commander in chief
gender
Hillary's biggest problem
don't like her
don't trust her
don't like her values
politically expedient or phony
dread
out there
28 years of Bush-Clinton rule [sic]
most people
not worried
Hillary's ability
strong
feminist icon
leading the attack
husband's mistresses
pillow talk
qualifies her for the presidential pillow
plenty tough
smack around
dictators and other Democrats
John Edwards and Barack Obama
seem more delicate
concerned with looking pretty
tallest
easily dominated
without even wearing
towering heels
scalding
abetting enemy propaganda
hit back
tart
scored
victory
back up
his own creep
tear ducts removed
sob sister
mist up
with impunity
startling
melt down
dead soldiers
a heroic Marine commander
"the Lion of Falluja"
dramatic
disconcerting
decent
leery
black-and-white
bullying worldview
worn down by the effort
debacle
He and Condi
circumvent
close Gitmo
without much success
president
ingenious new ways
torture
moving
relief
top official
awful
arrogant
dismissive
obtuse
incapable of understanding
inappropriate
sunny spirits
callous
robo-aggression
unabated
nerve-racking
slated
colonoscopy
Medal of Freedom
Scooter
captured the sadness
kids trapped in a desert
waiting
blown up
warped
war


Thomas L. Friedman is off today.


3 comments:

John deVille said...

Been lurking for a month and really enjoy your writing.

This poetic deconstruction of MoDo deserves a de-lurk. PURE FUCKING GENIUS.

D. Sidhe said...

I'm getting to where I just kind of loathe the woman. I suspect she'd be shocked to learn that her homophobia and misogyny are on such blatant display, and would get incredibly defensive over being told how much harm she does to the party she allegedly supports.

She's like a damaged child who goes around lashing out at everything.

donna said...

Nice to see that equal rights applies at the Times -- a woman can be just as much an idiot as a man (Friedman). Oh wait, I think Judith Miller already proved that. nevermind.