A clip posted on her campaign Facebook page showed her sharing the story of the day her granddaughter was born with some Iowa voters, basking in estrogen as she emoted about the need for longer paid leave for new mothers: "You’ve got to This, apparently, is entirely too much femininity.Dowd thinks Hillary needs to find a "more authentic way to campaign as a woman — something between an overdose of testosterone and an overdose of estrogen, something between Macho Man and Humble Granny." This is so ridiculous that I can't help but find it a relief.She thinks Hillary could not convince voters that “It’s my turn, dammit.” On the flip side, she believes Trump voters such as Dowd’s conservative brother Kevin are able to look past his “blingy playboy” past, his sexism, his bigotry, his “megalomaniac showman” persona and see America being made great again.Regular readers know that Dowd’s feelings about Clinton, once favorable, have curdled.Stand-up comedians are better off; they may repeat their shticks but they perform for a different audience each night.Week after week Dowd and others rehash their material for the same crowd.That annoying voice in my head is reminding me to navigate between those two unpleasant options. Not because she will be such a shining example of female power that she'll singlehandedly shatter restrictive gender norms and brush their dust off her power-suited shoulders — although that sure would be nice!
As always, Dowd’s targets range wide: She aims her stiletto at everyone.
metropolitan news reporter returned to Washington, her hometown, to cover politics. Maureen Dowd was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in national reporting during the Bush “41” era.
In 1995 she was named an Op-Ed columnist, taking the spot that Anna Quindlen vacated to write fiction.
I adore Gail Collins, but if she tells the story one more time of how Mitt Romney drove for hours with the family dog on the station wagon roof, I will bark.
Although Dowd’s book comes to a halt after the conventions last summer, her bottom line is that Trump is a dangerous buffoon, while Clinton is a “my way or the highway” paranoid money glutton.