Lady Maureen

I read Maureen Dowd’s most recent column, diatribe, invective, screed, and Lady Macbeth kept floating to mind.

Like Lady Macbeth, Lady Maureen has a man do her dirty work:

In a webcast, prestidigitator Penn Jillette talks about a joke he
has begun telling in his show.He thinks the thunderous reaction it
gets from audiences shows that Hillary no longer has a shot.

The
joke goes: “Obama is just creaming Hillary. You know, all these
primaries, you know. And Hillary says it’s not fair, because they’re
being held in February, and February is Black History Month. And
unfortunately for Hillary, there’s no White Bitch Month.”

Like Lady Macbeth, Lady Maureen tries to wash the blood off her hands.  She writes about misogyny as if she hasn’t spent years throwing knives dipped in its poison from the safety of her perch on the New York Times Op-Ed page. 

We’re not just in the most vertiginous election of our lives. We’re
in another national seminar on gender and race that is teaching us
about who we are as we figure out what we want America to be.

It’s not yet clear which prejudice will infect the presidential contest more — misogyny or racism.

Wouldn’t it have sounded better like this?

Out, damned spot, I say! One, two. Why,then ’tis time to do’t. Hell is murky. Fie, my lord, fie, a soldier, and afeard? What need we fear who knows it, when none can call our power to account? Yet who would have thought the old white bitch to have had so much blood in her?

Lady Macbeth couldn’t stand the strain of all that blood on her hands
and well, we all know how she ended up. 

But Lady Maureen is made of
sterner stuff.  

If Hillary fails, it will be her failure, not ours.

Even Lady Macbeth didn’t have the stones to accuse Duncan of knifing himself.

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6 thoughts on “Lady Maureen

  1. “It’s not yet clear which prejudice will infect the presidential contest more — misogyny or racism.” — is she freaking kidding???? It’s not even close. I was driven to email her a few weeks ago after one of her hate-filled Clinton spiels…
    This country would not tolerate (nor should it) even a fraction of the vitriol hurled at women if it were directed at a particular race. No way (some people would think it, I’m sure, but they wouldn’t say it in public and it wouldn’t be published in a newspaper in a million years).

  2. I read this column yesterdy and made gagging sounds and hit the table three times. To me, she is as infuriating as Ann Coulter. Yeah, it will be all our fault…what a twit.

  3. Maureen Dowd’s columns are really hateful, aren’t they? Thanks for all the links to articles about sexism directed against Clinton in the campaign. It’s painful to see the self-hatred women express in their contempt for Hillary Clinton.

  4. What Valle said. I have said the same thing over and over again. But so many people really believe that women are unqualified for any position of power, even other women, in a way that they can’t (publicly) believe about races.

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