15 June 2006
Close encounters of the Dowd kind
Lindsay Beyerstein reports from YearlyKos:
There was a traffic jam in the hall. As I got closer it became clear that a small woman with red hair was locked in a very intense conversation with Matt Stoller from MyDD in the middle of the corridor.
Kombiz from Eduwonk pulled me aside.
"Do you know who that is?" he whispered.
I assumed that the small but vital woman undressing Matt Stoller with her eyes was Arianna Huffington.
"That's Maureen Dowd."
"No way!" I blurted out, "My grandfather has a crush on Maureen Dowd!"
I must have said it louder than I thought, because Dowd instantly severed her laser-like eye contact with Stoller and swiveled at the waist to glare at me.
I mention this mostly to remind people that I am not anywhere near old enough to be Beyerstein's grandpa.
Well, that and to puzzle over the phrase "small but vital."Posted at 4:01 AM to Warn Mode Due