Posted by Teh Nutroots | At our sister blog, Buck Naked Politics, Deb Cupples saw off Maureen Dowd's Hillary-based fiction about the Democratic convention in fine style yesterday. (Maureen Dowd Talks out of her ... Ear Again ). Dowd, as we all know, is wicked envious of just about everyone, so her stock-in-trade is undifferentiated mockery from the sidelines If she told us the sun was shining, we'd assume she meant, er, out of her "ear."
Here at IDLYE, our credo is: "Maureen Dowd is always wrong."
Joe Gandelman does a reality check today at The Moderate Voice:
Marc Ambinder reports that not only is it now likely that Senator Hillary Clinton’s name will be placed in nomination at the Democratic convention but some of the conventional wisdom floating around the Internet and media has proven to be flat-out wrong:
1. In reality, reports of “strife between negotiators for Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama are exaggerated and the two sides are nearing an agreement on how Clinton’s delegates will participate in the formal nominating process at the Democratic National Convention, according to advisers to both Democrats.”
2. Those who saw a Clinton conspiracy to try and push to be nominated were wrong. That includes a lively New York Times columnist named Maureen Dowd. In fact, Clinton herself wasn’t too sure she wanted her name to be placed in nomination....
And he remarks: "[Some Clinton supporters are] coming across as wanting to use November as political payback, rather than advancing their own candidate’s political agenda — which is more similar to Obama’s than to McCain’s."
That, of course, is because they are.
I like it that he calls her "lively." Hey, you say "lively", I say "self-hating sorority girl."
You can read the details here at Memeorandum.