Sometimes they just delight you. I wouldn’t ordinarily bore DP readers with this, but sometimes you just can’t let something go by.
Maureen Dowd’s hilariously shrill and childishly shallow op-ed column in today’s NY Times describes a future America descended into chaos — Washington, DC’s monuments overrun by animals who escaped from the National Zoo when their furloughed keepers walked off the job; and where
Koch brother drones patrol the skies. A Mad Max motorcycle gang wielding hacksaws roars through the C.I.A., now a field of dead cornstalks, and the fetid hole that was once Michelle Obama’s organic vegetable garden. Will Smith and Brad Pitt are here, hunting aliens and monsters.
And why? Because of Ted Cruz. The whole piece is the journalistic equivalent of drawing mustaches on your opponent’s campaign posters. That is what passes for informed commentray on the editorial pages of the Times these days.
Yeah, so what. Well, I had to read the column’s opening line four times before I could move on, still wondering “Where, exactly, is this leading?” Her column began:
AN ape sits where Abe sat.
Do you think she has any idea?