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Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Maureen Dowd: Down the Memory Hole, and the Grammar Hole, too
The following article appeared in
Powerline on February 11th
It has been a long time since I
bothered to read Maureen Dowd, but a friend sent me a link to her current
column. It is the usual anti-Trump screed. Dowd takes off from the
resignation of Rob Porter–a story in which I have little interest–to insult the
president in a variety of ways, mostly related to the treatment of women. There
is much that could be said, but I only want to comment on three aspects of the
Among many, the allure
of Barack Obama’s brainy nuance had given way to a longing for a more muscular
Anyone who can still refer with a
straight face to “Obama’s brainy nuance” is writing only for true believers.
Second, the main point of the column:
We don’t want to
countenance abusive behavior. And we certainly don’t want men like Rob Porter
who have punched, kicked, choked and terrorized their wives to be in the
president’s inner circle, helping decide which policies, including those that
affect women, get emphasized.
We want our president
to be a moral beacon, not a ratings-obsessed id. We want a president who
understands that sexual and physical abuse are wrong.
We don’t want a
president who bends over backward to give the benefit of the doubt to
neo-Nazis, wife beaters, pedophiles and sexual predators — or who is a sexual
The funny thing about this is, we
have had at least one president who–unlike Donald Trump–actually was a sexual
predator. We had an administration where it wasn’t just an obscure aide who
allegedly abused a woman, years ago, far from the White House. Rather, it was
the president himself who assaulted at least one woman, Kathleen Willey, in the
Oval Office itself. And for all the talk about abuse, respecting women, and so
on, we have had only one president who was, in all probability, a rapist who
should have been serving a long jail term, not running the Executive Branch.
His name was Bill Clinton. I’m so
old, I can remember when Maureen Dowd criticized Clinton heavily for his abuse
of women. But her vitriol then was nothing compared to what she unleashes on
Trump–not a rapist, not an abuser of women–today. Why the double standard,
Maureen? Party loyalty, I suppose.
Third, wasn’t there a time when
newspaper columnists were expected to be familiar with the rules of grammar?
And didn’t the New York Times, at one point, employ editors whose job it was,
in part, to make sure that the paper’s content was grammatically correct? I
have written before that, given the obvious mistakes the paper so often makes,
I question whether the Times actually employs any editors at all.
And now, thanks to our
barmy president and his staff meltdown, we are finding out fast who we are and
whom we don’t want to be.
Maureen, if you send me an email at
firstname.lastname@example.org, I will give you lessons in both politics and
grammar, at a very reasonable price.