Busy weekend for Maureen Dowd: Column to write; Pigs-in-blankets to heat up…

The DC Examiner reports
that “nearly all 400” invitees showed up for Dowd’s party last night, “which quickly became buzzed about as the party to go to that evening” (unlike, apparently, Todd Purdum’s party). More:

Lots of folks just ended up mingling outside Dowd’s home, including actor Tom Hanks, Larry David, Diane von Furstenberg, Sen. Bob Casey, George Lucas, Ron Howard, Brian Williams and Tom Brokaw (who was none too happy with the packed house).

From Steve Clemons of Washington Note :

Dowd was the perfect hostess. The fanciest treats she had were pigs in a blanket — but she knew that the real treats were face time with herself and the power guests she assembled. She constantly worked through all of the rooms of her very crowded place and kept folks moving and milling and meeting each other…

Sounds like the sort of scene Dowd might (had she not, you know, created it) skewer in a column.

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Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.