Of Dowd’s Bush-era columns Denby asks: “Did it ever occur to Dowd that her chummy, high-schoolish, I-can-see-your-undies routine might be bizarrely beside the point?” Of Dowd’s work during the Democratic primary Denby writes, “Her writing was a desperate, disjointed, and demoralized performance…”
The only mention of Dowd in yesterday’s Times review, written by Walter Kirn:
When he finally reaches the present era, Denby pronounces Tom Wolfe and Maureen Dowd masters of “snarky mimesis…”
Related: CJR’s James Marcus interviewed Denby last month (Dowd did not come up).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.