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Maureen Le Fey Conjures Again

Morgan Le FeyRonK made a reference to Maureen Le Fey’s latest column today in his ponderables but I thought I’d expand upon it because I *get* Maureen, even if I don’t particularly like her. No one can mix metaphors better than MoDo, expect maybe me on Vanilla Absolut.

In today’s incantation, er, column, Maureen continues to reinforce the themes that Hillary is an arrogant, prevaricating Ice queen and Obama is possessed of a skittish and delicate constitution. Let’s go to the text:

Their relations have been frosty and fraught ever since the young Chicago prince challenged Queen Hillary’s royal proclamation that it was her turn to rule.

Last winter, after news broke that he was thinking of running, he winked at her and took her elbow on the Senate floor to say hi, in his customary languid, friendly way, and she coldly brushed him off.

Wow, I’d say mine was a fairly straightforward interpretation. But wait! There’s more. A couple of weeks ago, Maureen made reference to Hillary’s Daisy Buchanan like voice. Gatsby said it was “full of money”. This week, Maureen is referencing Gone With the Wind and comparing Hillary’s SOTU appearance in red to the “Who shot the drapes scene?” from the movie where Scarlett shows up wearing green velvet with heavy bullion fringe. One almost hears Hillary pining on about Ashley. Or was it Rhett by that scene? Where was I? Was there a point?

Oh, yes, it was MoDo subtlely alerting us to Hillary’s humiliation at losing South Carolina to a young upstart who happened to grab Edward Kennedy’s endorsement. Well, what could be worse than that? I mean, other than standing in a field, shaking a radish at the sky vowing to “never be in the position to need anything from Ted Kennedy again!”.

Obama’s camp must be in stitches about the drape scene reference, no pun intended. Ha-Ha-Ha! But MoDo is an equal opportunity curse thrower. I’ll bet the laughter stopped when they read *this*:

But the fact that he didn’t do so shows that Obama cannot hide how much the Clintons rattle him, and that he is still taking the race very personally.

or this:

Knowing that it helped her when Obama seemed to be surly with her during the New Hampshire debate, telling her without looking up from his notes that she was “likable enough” — another instance of Obama not being able to hide his bruised feelings — Hillary went on ABC News last night to insinuate that he was rude Monday.

and this:

But Obama is the more emotionally delicate candidate, and the one who has the more feminine consensus management style, and the not-blinded-by-testosterone ability to object to a phony war.

Oh, brother, now that the Breck Girl has dropped out, MoDo turns her emasculating gaze on the only male candidate left on the Democratic side, because the male Democratic candidate is always the bottom, doncha know. It’s well known conventional wisdom. You can ask the Villagers who probably put her up to this little bit of faux literati idiocy.

Jeez, Maureen, you’re really showing your age. We on the other side of the generational divide know that Sensitive New Age Guys can at times be the same pricks they’ve always been and we know plenty of women who can swing their own while being friendly and well-respected managers. So she wears red. So he’s good at the mock outrage. Either one of them has more intelligence and strength than any of the doddering old men on the Republican side.

Get a new spell book, Maureen. Yours is sadly out of date.

PS to the Cocktail Kossacks: You guys are doing a great job in my absence. I might do a nightcap tonight here but I think the Clinton Cocktail Hour at DailyKos is in excellent hands. 😉

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  1. […] a calculating shape shifter, but an effete one. You will be feminized ruthlessly by the pundits, Maureen Dowd already has a head start. I think your one personal flaw is that you’re a schmoozer but that […]

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