January 23, 2008

Wednesday Wisdom

"There was a poignancy about the moment, seeing Hillary crack with exhaustion from decades of yearning to be the principal rather than the plus-one. But there was a whiff of Nixonian self-pity about her choking up. What was moving her so deeply was her recognition that the country was failing to grasp how much it needs her. In a weirdly narcissistic way, she was crying for us. But it was grimly typical of her that what finally made her break down was the prospect of losing."

Maureen Dowd, on Hillary Clinton


  1. One fearfully adept and adroit word processor operator is Ms Dowd.

    She strikes again: absolutely true.

  2. Anonymous8:23 PM

    Yep, just about sums it up Father Park.

    So how's it hanging old chap? Haven't caught up for yonks and there is so much to confess and so little time.

    If it wasn't for sin we'd all be crazy.

  3. Anonymous9:10 PM

    Another example of Maureen Dowd's.. pithy and incisive observations.

  4. Every now and then, Dowd nails it to perfection: this was one such moment.