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Maureen Dowd: Animal House Summit (Dowd/Gag Alert)
New York Times ^ | July 19, 2006 | Maureen Dowd

Posted on 07/20/2006 2:05:15 PM PDT by Arec Barrwin

New York Times (NY) Copyright (c) 2006 The New York Times. All rights reserved.

July 19, 2006

Animal House Summit

MAUREEN DOWD

Reporters who covered W.'s 2000 campaign often wondered whether the Bush scion would give up acting the fool if he got to be the king.

Would he stop playing peekaboo with his pre-meal moist towels during airplane interviews? Would he quit scrunching up his face and wiggling his eyebrows at memorial services? Would he replace levity and inanity with gravity?

"In many regards, the Bush I knew did not seem to be built for what lay ahead," wrote Frank Bruni, the Times writer who covered W.'s ascent, in his book "Ambling Into History." "The Bush I knew was part scamp and part bumbler, a timeless fraternity boy and heedless cutup, a weekday gym rat and weekend napster, an adult with an inner child that often brimmed to the surface or burst through."

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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
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Man-hating/Secretly Bush-loving Maureen Dowd says open-microphone incident at G-8 lunch in St Petersburg illustrates once more that Pres Bush never made any effort to adapt to serious presidential leadership; says that however serious the occasion, Bush brings same frat-house bearing and cadences, same insouciance and smart-alecky attitude, same simplistic approach: swearing, swaggering, talking to Tony Blair with his mouth full of buttered roll, and giving startled Angela Merkel an impromptu shoulder rub.
1 posted on 07/20/2006 2:05:17 PM PDT by Arec Barrwin
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To: Arec Barrwin

MD....When you spread you legs do maggots crawl out? Have you stopped smiling because your teeth are all gray and green? When your braless breasts sag, does your back ache?


2 posted on 07/20/2006 2:09:19 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. Slay Pinch)
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To: Arec Barrwin

Queue up the CZJ pics!


3 posted on 07/20/2006 2:09:21 PM PDT by SeanOGuano
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"an adult with an inner child that often brimmed to the surface or burst through"

Not at all like our Bubba, the most perfect Prez in American history.
4 posted on 07/20/2006 2:10:09 PM PDT by vetsvette (Bring Him Back)
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To: Arec Barrwin

Maureen Dowd is a certified cretin. Ignoring her for the moment (or for all time), Fred Barnes has an interesting article in the latest Weekley Standard in which he talks about Pres. Bush's favorite world leaders - and they're all straight talkers who do what they say they'll do. Needless to say, Putin and Chirac are NOT on the list. Merkel, Blair, Howard, Koizumi, and (I think) the former prime minister of Italy are.


5 posted on 07/20/2006 2:10:29 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: Arec Barrwin
Lincoln was famous for this type of behavior, always telling jokes, cracking wise etc.
6 posted on 07/20/2006 2:11:22 PM PDT by SF Republican
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To: Arec Barrwin

7 posted on 07/20/2006 2:11:24 PM PDT by gridlock (The 'Pubbies will pick up two (2) seats in the Senate and four (4) seats in the House in 2006)
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Pathetic attempts at Journalism will be Dodos legacy to the world. Pity the fool; she is not worthy of anything more or less.
8 posted on 07/20/2006 2:12:05 PM PDT by crazyhorse691 (Diplomacy doesn't work when seagulls rain on your parade. A shotgun and umbrella does.)
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To: Arec Barrwin
An angry and petty piece and truly , totally irrelevant.
9 posted on 07/20/2006 2:12:24 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Arec Barrwin

Humorless washed up hag/drunk Dowd needs to get a clue.

Who on earth reads her sewer bilge anyway?


10 posted on 07/20/2006 2:13:53 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (No program, no ideas, no clue: The democrats!)
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Would he stop playing peekaboo with his pre-meal moist towels during airplane interviews? Would he quit scrunching up his face and wiggling his eyebrows at memorial services? Would he replace levity and inanity with gravity?

Would Mo Dowd stop being a tiresome old shrew?

11 posted on 07/20/2006 2:16:13 PM PDT by Kenny Bunkport (Israel is doing the Lordís work.)
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Pres Bush never made any effort to adapt to serious presidential leadership

Like Bill Clinton did.

12 posted on 07/20/2006 2:16:52 PM PDT by Kenny Bunkport (Israel is doing the Lordís work.)
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IT's been about a year since I've actually read one of MoDo's rot pieces. I see she still hasn't gotten over the whole Bush thing.

By the way, the digital photo airbrush technique at the Times is amazing!

13 posted on 07/20/2006 2:17:06 PM PDT by RushCrush (MOAB: Apply directly to terrorists. Repeat.)
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To: FormerACLUmember

I couldn't resist.


14 posted on 07/20/2006 2:17:06 PM PDT by Arec Barrwin
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To: gridlock
Make that a double, bartender. Maureen Dowd'd liquor bill must rival the national debt.


15 posted on 07/20/2006 2:17:30 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (No program, no ideas, no clue: The democrats!)
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To: Arec Barrwin

I just realized it...you have one FUNNY FR name!


16 posted on 07/20/2006 2:17:32 PM PDT by RushCrush (MOAB: Apply directly to terrorists. Repeat.)
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17 posted on 07/20/2006 2:17:39 PM PDT by conservative in nyc
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To: Arec Barrwin
swaggering

"In Texas, that's called 'walking.'"

18 posted on 07/20/2006 2:17:44 PM PDT by Kenny Bunkport (Israel is doing the Lordís work.)
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To: conservative in nyc

Thank you very much for that.


19 posted on 07/20/2006 2:19:30 PM PDT by SeanOGuano
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To: FormerACLUmember

She has HUGE FEET!!! yikes!


20 posted on 07/20/2006 2:21:05 PM PDT by RushCrush (MOAB: Apply directly to terrorists. Repeat.)
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