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Dowd Reinforces Rush on Hillary Looks
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 12/19/2007 4:29:04 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

Talk about the dog that didn't bark . . .

As soon as I realized that Maureen Dowd's column of today, "Rush to Judgment" was indeed about Rush Limbaugh's recent observations about Hillary's looks, I braced myself for the backlash.

Surely Dowd would seek to unload on Rush for having said, in commenting on an unflattering photo of Hillary [displayed here] that turned up on Drudge, "will this country want to actually watch a woman get older before their eyes on a daily basis?” Added Rush “men aging makes them look more authoritative, accomplished, distinguished. Sadly, it’s not that way for women, and they will tell you.” And Hillary “is not going to want to look like she’s getting older, because it will impact poll numbers, it will impact perceptions [so] there will have to be steps taken to avoid the appearance of aging.” Story Continues Below Ad ↓

And so I continued to read, and wait, and wait -- for the comeback that never came. To the contrary, Dowd seconded Rush's read, added some analysis of her own of Hillary's looks . . . and ended with a hit on Hillary rougher than anything Rush had said.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: hillaryclinton; maureendowd; rushlimbaugh
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1 posted on 12/19/2007 4:29:07 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; netmilsmom; Diogenesis; YaYa123; MEG33; ...

Flying pig: Dowd agrees with Rush on Hillary looks. Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 12/19/2007 4:29:59 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Finally! Conservative comedy: http://youtube.com/newsbusted)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I just clicked for the KZJ pics. GRRRREAT FReepers not up yet?

:) thanks for your work, Mark.


3 posted on 12/19/2007 4:32:27 AM PST by PGalt
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I know who I’d vote for.

4 posted on 12/19/2007 4:32:37 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (The broken wall, the burning roof and tower. And Agamemnon dead.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Maureen is hardly in a position to criticize.


5 posted on 12/19/2007 4:34:33 AM PST by Fairview (Taxes? I paid those -last- year!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Rush was Super-right this time.


6 posted on 12/19/2007 4:35:30 AM PST by bmwcyle (BOMB, BOMB, BOMB,.......BOMB, BOMB IRAN)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

It’s obvious from this and other columns that the Dowd Bwitch hates the Clinton bwitch.

But why?


7 posted on 12/19/2007 4:36:02 AM PST by samtheman
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Back in the ’92 race, Clinton pollsters devised strategies to humanize her and make her seem more warm and maternal. Fifteen years later, her campaign is devising strategies to humanize her and make her seem more warm and maternal.

Something about a silk purse and a sow's ear might go well here.

8 posted on 12/19/2007 4:36:13 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

9 posted on 12/19/2007 4:36:36 AM PST by rvoitier
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Speaking of aging rapidly:


10 posted on 12/19/2007 4:38:42 AM PST by iowamark
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Another sign of the end times ...

The moon will turn to blood,

The seas will boil,

Cats and dogs living together,

Mo Do and El Rush-bo will agree on something!

It’s the end of the world, I tell ya’!!!


11 posted on 12/19/2007 4:39:06 AM PST by Mr. Jazzy (Very Proud Dad of LCpl Smoothguy242 USMC of 1/3 Marines, back in the U.S.A.!!!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
The public still has no idea of what part of her is stage-managed and focus-grouped, and what part is legit. It’s pretty pathetic, at this stage of her career, that she has to wage a major offensive, by helicopter and Web testimonials, to make herself appear warm-blooded.

Ouch.

12 posted on 12/19/2007 4:39:23 AM PST by Crawdad (I cried because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no class.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
It’s pretty pathetic, at this stage of her career, that she has to wage a major offensive, by helicopter and Web testimonials, to make herself appear warm-blooded.

Good luck with that one!

13 posted on 12/19/2007 4:40:34 AM PST by FatherofFive (Choose life!)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Hey Hill, I had a reading done once and my life line was supposedly on my hand. What insights can be found if someone ‘’read’’ your face.
14 posted on 12/19/2007 4:40:44 AM PST by shadeaud
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
hehe...HEHE...HEHE...HEHE... :D....look mah, Pigs really DO FLY and it looks like SHRILLARY.
15 posted on 12/19/2007 4:40:58 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (just b/c your paranoid, doesn't mean they're NOT out to get you....Run, FRed, Run. :^)
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16 posted on 12/19/2007 4:47:29 AM PST by pookie18
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17 posted on 12/19/2007 4:50:26 AM PST by Jim Noble (Trails of trouble, roads of battle, paths of victory we shall walk.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

It’s a must read. Maureen really did a number on Hill. So much so I almost, not quite, but almost feel sorry for her.


18 posted on 12/19/2007 4:50:42 AM PST by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

If I hated everyone but myself, I would still like one more person in this world than Dowd does. She kind of reminds me of a slightly retarded, inbred cat. Looks normal on the outside, but they sometimes tend to get just mean arsed personalities where they will scatch and attack as a part of their regular demeanor.

That said, if it causes friction between her and Hillary, well that’s cool by me. Take each other down. Cat fight! :)


19 posted on 12/19/2007 4:51:56 AM PST by Dragonspirit (We fight it out as good friends now, but in 2008 we UNITE against our enemy!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
" And Hillary “is not going to want to look like she’s getting older, because it will impact poll numbers, it will impact perceptions [so] there will have to be steps taken to avoid the appearance of aging.”

Why is she so concerned about her looks and aging ?
Most men ( at least sensible men ) in this country are not going to vote for her, so why then is she so concerned about her looks or looking aged ? ?
20 posted on 12/19/2007 4:51:58 AM PST by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: rvoitier; Jim Noble

Revisiting thread. Thanks. GRRRREAT FReepers!


21 posted on 12/19/2007 4:53:31 AM PST by PGalt
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To: pookie18

Good Lord. That is absolutely HIDEOUS!!


22 posted on 12/19/2007 4:54:37 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (HUNTER: SOLID! Tops on: Illegals, Trade, DPRK, Iran/Iraq, Economy, WOT, PRC, Budget, PROLife)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
At least she has the Joker part in the next Batman movie!


23 posted on 12/19/2007 4:59:12 AM PST by rawcatslyentist (Smithers hand me that icecream scoop. This isn't rocket science, it's brain surgery.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Bacon in the treetops alert.


24 posted on 12/19/2007 5:01:16 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Fred Dalton Thompson for President)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Regardless, our side should drop this “look” very old thing and focus more on “look” mean and nasty. Some women will be sympathetic to her if she is attacked on her “old” looks.


25 posted on 12/19/2007 5:03:54 AM PST by jveritas (God bless our brave troops and President Bush)
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To: PGalt

26 posted on 12/19/2007 5:04:15 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Ron Paul put the cuckoo in my Cocoa Puffs)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

To be honest I would take Hillarys looks right now over the jet black hair on Romney.


27 posted on 12/19/2007 5:08:26 AM PST by Fawn (Stop the Insanity!)
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To: Mr. Jazzy
" Another sign of the end times ..."

" The moon will turn to blood,
" The seas will boil,"

You know ? I was watching on the History Channel last night about the volcano in Indonesia , Krakatoa.
They said that there was a eruption in 535 AD , that caused problems world wide, including the sun being blocked out in certain parts of the world, and the lack of the sun's intensity all around the world.
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krakatoa#535_AD_event)
In some parts of the world, it was as like midnight during the day.
I have been watching some of them shows ( Mega Distastes ) and ? you know what ? ( I could be wrong ) a lot of these disasters sound like a lot of things that are going to happen in the end times.
The moon will turn to blood ?
After the volcano eruption, in parts of the world, the moon has in the past looked red.
However ? the Krakatoa eruption in 535 AD was devastating.
The seas will boil ? I saw exactly that on TV last night during a eruption of a volcano, tsunami's, pyroclastic flows, implosions under the surface of the water.
In the Bible, it says that there will be a star that will hit the earth.
Can God be warning us ? even through the secular world ? can God warn us through the MSM ?
28 posted on 12/19/2007 5:09:23 AM PST by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The dems don’t want Hillary to get the nomination. Hil’s negatives are so large they would drag down the whole ticket, as every Republican in the US would show up on election day just to vote against her


29 posted on 12/19/2007 5:10:17 AM PST by PapaBear3625
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Hillary could use all this hubub about her looks by saying she doesn’t hide anything...


30 posted on 12/19/2007 5:10:22 AM PST by Fawn (Stop the Insanity!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Apparently Hillary's face is encased in some type of elasto-plastic early in the morning. As the day wears on the material wears out and her natural appearance emerges.

She has the personna and the face that only a dog might love, if she doesn't kick him

Perhaps Hillary should be compared to The Picture of Dorian Gray. How ghastly if she would dematerialize in front of the eyes of the electorate sometime after she took up residence in the oval orifice.

31 posted on 12/19/2007 5:10:39 AM PST by fweingart (Life's a bitch. So why vote for one?)
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To: reagan_fanatic

:)
I knew you were a GRRRREAT FReeper by your name.
(thanks for the ping...I don’t need that 3rd cup of coffee after all)


32 posted on 12/19/2007 5:10:41 AM PST by PGalt
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I read Dowd's column this morning and had the same take--surprised that she did not go after Rush, but actually reinforced what he said.

This is a watershed event, IMO. It shows several things: first, that what Maharushie has been saying for years and years is correct, i.e., the MSM listens to everything he says. Second, that the MSM are beginning to realize how right he is and what an acute observer of the American scene he is. And, exactly how deeply in trouble Her Heinous is.

Amazing.

33 posted on 12/19/2007 5:12:21 AM PST by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: rawcatslyentist
Now in this photo, Hillary looks like a kindly old grandmother who bakes cookies for her grandkids.

Or perhaps she looks like the witch in Hansel and Gretl.

At any rate, if she sees a house falling from the sky she'd better run fast....otherwise she'll lose her shoes.

34 posted on 12/19/2007 5:12:59 AM PST by fweingart (Life's a bitch. So why vote for one?)
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To: rawcatslyentist
Now in this photo, Hillary looks like a kindly old grandmother who bakes cookies for her grandkids.

Or perhaps she looks like the witch in Hansel and Gretl.

At any rate, if she sees a house falling from the sky she'd better run fast....otherwise she'll lose her shoes.

35 posted on 12/19/2007 5:13:46 AM PST by fweingart (Life's a bitch. So why vote for one?)
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To: samtheman

The story goes that during the Clinton years, Shrillery referred to Dowd as “that little Irish b*tch.” Word got back to Maureen...


36 posted on 12/19/2007 5:14:06 AM PST by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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Hiccup! Sorry.


37 posted on 12/19/2007 5:14:12 AM PST by fweingart (Life's a bitch. So why vote for one?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Maureen, Maureen, you are endlessly full of surprises.


38 posted on 12/19/2007 5:16:49 AM PST by billhilly (I was republican when republican wasn't cool. (With an apology to Barbara Mandrell.))
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To: reagan_fanatic
If this is not Dowd, then the only purpose of it is to divert discussion from Hillary.

On another thread several of us were castigated for departing from the topic even though it was indirectly related and one person was expelled from FR.

39 posted on 12/19/2007 5:19:44 AM PST by Jane Austen
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To: billhilly

why surprises? she was very tough on Bill during the Clinton years.......she is no Clinton fan, period. apparently memories dim.


40 posted on 12/19/2007 5:22:49 AM PST by avital2
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To: Pharmboy

Hell hath no fury like a skank scorned by a skank.


41 posted on 12/19/2007 5:24:05 AM PST by samtheman
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

OK, so Dowd has a crush on El Rushbo....


42 posted on 12/19/2007 5:28:19 AM PST by NeoCaveman ("The most expensive thing we pay for is ignorance" - El Rushbo)
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To: Fawn

“Hillary could use all this hubub about her looks by saying she doesn’t hide anything...”

Yeah, except those still missing Rose Law Firm billing records..............


43 posted on 12/19/2007 5:28:55 AM PST by AlphaOneAlpha
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To: pookie18
Her problem is you cannot use it everyday!
44 posted on 12/19/2007 5:29:16 AM PST by org.whodat (What's the difference between a Democrat and a republican????)
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To: fweingart

Good Morning Fweingart,
The Arkansas (trailer park) trash emulates her true persona a “TOE”.(Thing Of Evil)

Respectfully,
NSNR


45 posted on 12/19/2007 5:29:18 AM PST by No Surrender No Retreat (Xin Loi My Boy!!!!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
The public still has no idea of what part of her is stage-managed and focus-grouped, and what part is legit

Ha. It's all stage-managed and it's not even subtle.
46 posted on 12/19/2007 5:32:36 AM PST by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Maureen Dowd and Rush Limbaugh agreeing on something... The world must be at its end!


47 posted on 12/19/2007 5:35:37 AM PST by MortMan (Have a pheasant plucking day!)
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To: avital2

‘why surprises? she was very tough on Bill during the Clinton years.......she is no Clinton fan, period. apparently memories dim.”

Maybe you have missed the endless comparisons of Maureen here on FR to Catherine Zeta Jones. We don’t live in a one dimensional world.


48 posted on 12/19/2007 5:37:17 AM PST by billhilly (I was republican when republican wasn't cool. (With an apology to Barbara Mandrell.))
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Hillary doesn’t have to worry about her face. She has to worry about her mask. Back in the ’92 race, Clinton pollsters devised strategies to humanize her and make her seem more warm and maternal. Fifteen years later, her campaign is devising strategies to humanize her and make her seem more warm and maternal.

Wow. That's good. And it's from Dowd...

49 posted on 12/19/2007 5:37:19 AM PST by NeoCaveman ("The most expensive thing we pay for is ignorance" - El Rushbo)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

That’s funny. The Liberals must see Hillary Matters as the dead horse in the race.


50 posted on 12/19/2007 5:38:12 AM PST by Tarpon
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