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Running With Scissors (Dowd Takes Down Edwards)
New York Times ^ | 21 April 2007 | Maureen Dowd

Posted on 04/21/2007 5:23:01 AM PDT by shrinkermd

...Americans have revered such homely leaders as Abe Lincoln. They seem open to balding pates like Rudy’s and flattops like Jon Tester’s. They don’t want self-confidence to look like self-love.[If this is original with Dowd, it is a very good summary of human nature]...

...Someone who aspires to talk credibly about the two Americas can’t lavish on his locks what working families may spend on electricity in a year. You can’t sell earnestness while indulging in decadence.

Mr. Edwards, the son of a mill worker, moved from a $5.2 million, six-bedroom Federal mansion in Georgetown to a 28,000-square-foot behemoth in North Carolina with a basketball court, a squash court, two stages and a swimming pool.

His 25-year-old daughter, Cate, a former editorial assistant for Vanity Fair, co-founded Urbanista, an online Rolodex that dispenses advice for “hip” girls in Manhattan, offering to be a “bestie” (a best friend) and answer questions like “Where should I go to get my Marc Jacobs shoes reheeled?” and “Does anyone know the best place to get a really great haircut?” One salon the site recommends is Warren-Tricomi, where Edward Tricomi says haircuts range from $121 to $300.

The cost of grooming hair is peanuts compared with the cost of grooming an image. Hillary is paying a fortune to try to buy the secrets of likability. Her financial reports for the first three months of 2007 show debts to consulting firms of $447,000.

(Excerpt) Read more at select.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cut; edwards; hair
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You can dislike what she says, even dislike her as a person, but you cannot deny this woman is exceptionally talented.
1 posted on 04/21/2007 5:23:03 AM PDT by shrinkermd
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To: shrinkermd

....at what?


2 posted on 04/21/2007 5:26:33 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny
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To: shrinkermd
but you cannot deny this woman is exceptionally talented.

Watch me.

Cynicism doesn't require talent.

L

3 posted on 04/21/2007 5:28:00 AM PDT by Lurker (Comparing 'moderate' islam to 'extremist' islam is like comparing small pox to plague.)
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To: shrinkermd

It’s true that she sometimes makes a very sharp observation.

I’d imagine that MoDo spends at least as much on her hair as John Edwards does, but she’s not trying to sell herself as a populist, “common man” candidate :-).

(Placemarker for the Catherine Zeta-Jones pictures ... one of the wonders of creation.)


4 posted on 04/21/2007 5:28:26 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Hedonistic philosophies don't fill empty cradles." ~ Don Feder)
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To: shrinkermd
Someone who aspires to talk credibly about the two Americas can’t lavish on his locks what working families may spend on electricity in a year.

I wish I spend $800 a year on electricity.

Miss Dowd needs to buy a clue

BTW, I only hit these threads to wait for the Zeta Jones pictures to show up.

5 posted on 04/21/2007 5:28:49 AM PDT by Popman (New American Dream: Move to Mexican, cross the border, become an illegal. free everything)
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To: shrinkermd
Apparently Cate, Edwards' daughter, doesn't get $400 styles.


6 posted on 04/21/2007 5:31:16 AM PDT by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote.)
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To: Popman
BTW, I only hit these threads to wait for the Zeta Jones pictures to show up.


7 posted on 04/21/2007 5:32:34 AM PDT by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote.)
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To: raybbr

Daddy needs to talk to her about those eyebrows.


8 posted on 04/21/2007 5:34:17 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: shrinkermd

Must become a subscriber to read the article.

Now, that is funny.


9 posted on 04/21/2007 5:35:41 AM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: raybbr

I didn’t know she moonlighted in a New Orleans cat house.


10 posted on 04/21/2007 5:36:06 AM PDT by saganite (Billions and billions and billions----and that's just the NASA budget!)
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To: shrinkermd

I choose... YOU!

11 posted on 04/21/2007 5:36:51 AM PDT by upchuck (A living, breathing example of the Peter Principle. Oh, forgetful, too :)
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To: Loyal Buckeye

I signed up with a “fake” account. Not a real e-mail and the simplest of names and password. It doesn’t cost anything.


12 posted on 04/21/2007 5:38:22 AM PDT by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote.)
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To: raybbr

Wow. Shave her head and she looks like a linebacker for Ohio State! Maybe she should change her name from Cate to Nate.


13 posted on 04/21/2007 5:40:09 AM PDT by whitedog57
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To: saganite
"I didn’t know she moonlighted in a New Orleans cat house."

I believe she could moonlight anywhere!

14 posted on 04/21/2007 5:40:54 AM PDT by OldEagle (May you live long enough to hear the legends of your own adventures.)
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To: raybbr

Looks like Cate shaves three or four times a week.


15 posted on 04/21/2007 5:42:35 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: shrinkermd
Edwards is a big fat phony.

“The Edwardses were solidly middle class” when Johnny was growing up, according to a four-part profile of the North Carolina senator in his home state’s most prestigious daily, the Raleigh News and Observer. It’s true that for a few years as a young man Edwards’ father worked on the floor of a Roger Milliken textile mill. But Edwards père (a lifelong Republican, like his reactionary boss) quickly climbed upward, becoming a monitor of worker productivity as a “time-study” man — which any labor organizer in the South will tell you is a polite term for a stoolie who spies on the proletarian mill hands to get them to speed up production for the same low wages. Daddy Edwards’ grassing got him promoted to supervisor, then to plant manager — and he finally resigned to start his own business as a consultant to the textile industry. As a Boston Globe profile of Edwards put it last year, the senator never “notes that his father was part of management . . . ‘John was more middle class than most of us,’” says Bill Garner, a high school friend and college roommate.
16 posted on 04/21/2007 5:48:08 AM PDT by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: shrinkermd

Breckgirl primping his hair.

Rudy-in-dresses.

Is this the best the politican parties can offer the American voters?

I wonder, if elected, which gown Rudy will wear to his Inaugural Ball.

Imagine the snickers and laughs in Bin Laden’s cave if one of these girlymen does get elected.


17 posted on 04/21/2007 5:48:24 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy

Captain Queeg is lookin to ‘bomb bomb Iran’. Buck up.


18 posted on 04/21/2007 5:55:35 AM PDT by nativist (Weigh into them!)
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To: raybbr

Looks like a well used whore.


19 posted on 04/21/2007 5:58:02 AM PDT by all the best
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To: shrinkermd
Yes I can. She's an obnoxious, ignorant crank. She's also a hypocrite. Right now she's shilling for Clinton. If Edwards won the democrat nomination, she'd write long columns about the two Americas and how Edwards has to spend $400 on a haircut so that he looks the part of a statesman, etc., etc.

I'd like to suggest that someone should run her over with a truck, but I can't justify beating a perfectly good truck with an ugly stick like Maureen Dowd.

20 posted on 04/21/2007 5:59:59 AM PDT by sig226 (Where did my tag line go?)
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To: TomGuy

What is with Rudy in dress. Is that an established fact or what?


21 posted on 04/21/2007 6:00:23 AM PDT by DooDahhhh
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To: TomGuy

An election between the two of them would be funny, if also tragic. But I wonder which one would look best on the cover of Cosmopolitan?


22 posted on 04/21/2007 6:03:13 AM PDT by sig226 (Where did my tag line go?)
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To: DooDahhhh
What is with Rudy in dress. Is that an established fact or what?

There are several in circulation -- in different dresses. Judge for yourself.

There is also a video on youtube with Rudyette and Trump.

Rudy Giuliani in Drag Smooching Donald Trump

And this youtube video: RUDY GIULIANI, IN DRAG: HE'S DA MAN!
23 posted on 04/21/2007 6:11:57 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Popman
I wish I spend $800 a year on electricity. Miss Dowd needs to buy a clue BTW, I only hit these threads to wait for the Zeta Jones pictures to show up.

You think Edwards only has his hair cut 2 times a year? Try twice monthly at 400 bucks a pop.

24 posted on 04/21/2007 6:13:16 AM PDT by calex59
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To: shrinkermd
Talented??? At spewing venom, perhaps--that's if you call that a talent.
25 posted on 04/21/2007 6:13:39 AM PDT by Clara Lou (Run, Fred, run!)
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To: Popman

You know—that was really the first thing that I thought: Who can get by on $800 of electricity per year? Where do they live? What do they live in?


26 posted on 04/21/2007 6:16:59 AM PDT by Clara Lou (Run, Fred, run!)
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To: shrinkermd
Sorry to ruin the MoDo/CZJ thread with this girlie-man stuff...


27 posted on 04/21/2007 6:17:41 AM PDT by andyandval
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To: DooDahhhh
Well established.

Frankly, it was a gag, and not all that outrageous in New York City, but it does not play well everywhere else.

28 posted on 04/21/2007 6:19:29 AM PDT by sig226 (Where did my tag line go?)
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To: raybbr

Wow, that is such a NAUGHTY picture of CZJ.


29 posted on 04/21/2007 6:19:43 AM PDT by FastCoyote
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To: shrinkermd
but you cannot deny this woman is exceptionally talented.

Oh, pshaw. Even a blind squirrel finds a nut ONCE in a while...even a broken (analog) clock is right twice a day...
30 posted on 04/21/2007 6:20:44 AM PDT by beezdotcom
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To: shrinkermd
I want that Hillary likeability consultant gig.

After she paid me my six figure fee, I would give her the advice:

"Stop being such a f&*^ing a)(&^%e!"
31 posted on 04/21/2007 6:20:55 AM PDT by cgbg (We eight-eight flops of horse manure. We have tenure.)
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To: FastCoyote
More here. 8^)
32 posted on 04/21/2007 6:20:55 AM PDT by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote.)
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To: Lurker
but you cannot deny this woman is exceptionally talented.

Watch me.

Cynicism doesn't require talent.

L

Ouch! Remind me never to piss you off.

33 posted on 04/21/2007 6:26:53 AM PDT by Hardastarboard (DemocraticUnderground.com is an internet hate site.)
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To: shrinkermd
You can dislike what she says, even dislike her as a person, but you cannot deny this woman is exceptionally talented

Apparently, Michael Douglas disagrees with you.

Anyway, don't mind me, I only come to MoDo's threads for the pictures...

5.56mm

34 posted on 04/21/2007 6:27:05 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: saganite

She can moonlight at MY house - ANYTIME she wants!!


35 posted on 04/21/2007 6:32:45 AM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: Tax-chick

I think MoDo spends as much time airbrushing the wrinkles out her picture as Edwards does on his hair.


36 posted on 04/21/2007 6:34:39 AM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: Hardastarboard
Remind me never to piss you off.

Maureen Dowd is also an extremely unattractive person. It's not so much because she's all that ugly in a physical sense.

At first glance some would say she's moderately attractive in an uptight, NY, she'd rather suck a thousand lemons than a single ****, too hip for the room-any room sort of a way.

It's her attitude that makes her ugly. Some people become more physically attractive the more you talk to or read them.

Maureen Dowd is the exact opposite. What little marginal beauty she does happen to possess fades away like the picture of Dorian Gray the longer you listen to her prattle on and on and on with that condescending attitude of hers.

After about 10 minutes of listening to her speak she drops so far out of the "I'd Hit It" pool she couldn't get laid in an SIU frat house during a kegger.

L

37 posted on 04/21/2007 6:41:30 AM PDT by Lurker (Comparing 'moderate' islam to 'extremist' islam is like comparing small pox to plague.)
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To: PzLdr

LOL!


38 posted on 04/21/2007 6:42:23 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("And he had turned the Prime Minister's teacup into a gerbil.")
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To: raybbr

She’s a handsome woman..


39 posted on 04/21/2007 6:44:54 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: shrinkermd
"...Someone who aspires to talk credibly about the two Americas can’t lavish on his locks what working families may spend on electricity in a year. You can’t sell earnestness while indulging in decadence."
Uh...I don't know how to tell you this, Maureen, but Democrat politicians have perfected exactly this to a fine art...

Remember Bubba's haircut? He's more popular than ever.

Remember how the Kennedys fought the offshore windmills at their Massachusetts compound? They're considered great givebackers.

Remember how gingerly Al Gore danced around questions concerning environmental pollution at his Tennessee mansion? They gave him the Academy Award and nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize. (Well, to dance so gingerly at his weight, he should receive some kind of prize.)

And speaking of decadence, welcome to the Post-Enlightenment! Decadence is what it is! Don't expect truth, logic, justice, or fair play.

By the way--I know this is changing the subject but--is Barbra still hanging her laundry out on the clothesline?

40 posted on 04/21/2007 6:45:53 AM PDT by Savage Beast (Marxism works only in the minds of sociopaths and morons. The Democrat Party is the Party of S&M.)
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To: trisham

Major eyebrows, and her mother’s bone structure.


41 posted on 04/21/2007 6:46:36 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("And he had turned the Prime Minister's teacup into a gerbil.")
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To: Tax-chick

Heh. She makes her father look feminine.


42 posted on 04/21/2007 6:47:23 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

The right makeup and hairstyling could fix her. If a woman looks that epicene, she’s doing it on purpose.


43 posted on 04/21/2007 6:48:28 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("And he had turned the Prime Minister's teacup into a gerbil.")
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To: rabidralph

hahaha, yes, the eyebrows!! She has not been to that same beauty spa her daddy goes to.


44 posted on 04/21/2007 6:51:12 AM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: raybbr

*drools*


45 posted on 04/21/2007 6:53:44 AM PDT by wastedyears (To a liberal, "feeling safe" is far more important than "being safe" Credit to TruthShallSetYouFree)
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To: Tax-chick
I don't know. I think this is as good as it gets for her:


46 posted on 04/21/2007 6:55:56 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: shrinkermd
I have several thoughts after reading the responses to a MoDo thread.

First, MoDo must appreciate the fact that the personal comments rendered are proof positive of, "every knock is a boost." That is, the amount of resentment boosts her standing and popularity. That is what the NYT pays their commentators for.

Second, in respect to Catherine Zeta Jones, does anyone have any idea of what she has done, written or thought about? Other than serving as a source for masturbatory fantasies for the adolescent minded, do any of the pictures have any contribution to understanding her or Douglas for that matter?

47 posted on 04/21/2007 7:02:27 AM PDT by shrinkermd
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To: andyandval

Check this one out that has that video set to the song “Pretty, I feel so pretty” LOL!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AE847UXu3Q

(Wait, it takes a few seconds for the music to start)


48 posted on 04/21/2007 7:04:58 AM PDT by Screamname (The only reason time exists is so everything doesn`t happen all at once - Albert Einstein)
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To: shrinkermd

Baloney. I know high school kids who write better than she does.

She’s got her nose up Hillary’s butt.


49 posted on 04/21/2007 7:06:19 AM PDT by kjo
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To: shrinkermd
A Maureen Dowd thread! My favorite!


50 posted on 04/21/2007 7:08:17 AM PDT by Screamname (The only reason time exists is so everything doesn`t happen all at once - Albert Einstein)
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