Today, in lieu of her standard column (and column font) in the New York Times, we get a “screenplay by Maureen Dowd” — the “revised third draft.” While I can’t see a studio stampede to greenlight this thing, I’d give the green light to Dowd’s continuing to tell column readers, right up top, which “draft” of her work we are about to read (“rough draft, unedited,” “second re-write, after consulting voices in my head,” and so on.)

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Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.