To quote a colleague: “The does-the-candidate-bowl-and-drink-
beer-in-a-masculine-seeming-way? approach to political punditry is [Maureeen Dowd’s] one move—never mind that it’s been shown, as clearly as possible, to be facile and destructive. But really, what does that matter when you’ve got a New York Times column to write?”
Not yet up to Al Gore is “practically lactating” snuff. But give her time. There are a lot of Wednesdays and Sundays between now and November 4.
Liz Cox Barrett is a freelance writer and graphic designer in Kalispell, Montana. She worked as a newspaper journalist in Denver and Kalispell for 20 years.