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Maureen Dowd: My Fair Veep
The International Herald-Tribune ^ | September 10, 2008 | Maureen Dowd

Posted on 09/11/2008 1:33:39 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

WASILLA, Alaska: The rain in Spain falls mainly on the Arctic plain ...

I hope John McCain doesn't throw his slippers at Sarah Palin's head or get as acerbic as Henry Higgins did with Eliza Doolittle when she did not learn quickly enough. McCain's Pygmalion has to be careful, because his Galatea might be armed with more than a sharp tongue.

For the first time in American history, we have a "My Fair Lady" moment, as teams of experts bustle around the most famous woman in politics, intensely coaching her for her big moment at the ball - her first unscripted interview this week here with ABC's Charlie Gibson.

Eliza, by George, got it and brought off the coup of passing herself off as a Hungarian princess rather than a Covent Garden flower seller. Sarah's challenge is far tougher, and that's why she's pulling the political equivalent of an all-nighter. She doesn't have to pass herself off as a different class or change her voice or be more highfalutin. The McCain campaign is reveling in its anti-intellectual tenor.

Sarah, who is now so renowned that she is known merely by one name and has a name ID of 90 percent, has to be a Kmart mom who appeals to Kmart moms and dads. She's already shown that she can shoot the pig, bring home the bacon and fry it up in a pan. Now all she has to do is prove that she can be the leader of the free world on a moment's notice, and field dress Vladimir Putin as adeptly as she can a moose.

(Excerpt) Read more at iht.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: 2008; 2008veep; election; electionpresident; elections; mccain; mccainpalin; obama; palin
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The more they write, the more we like...
1 posted on 09/11/2008 1:33:39 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
unfortunately Obama and Biden don't have a team of experts that understands foreign policy.

"I'll have what McCain's having"

2 posted on 09/11/2008 1:39:29 AM PDT by ari-freedom (We never hide from history. We make history!)
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3 posted on 09/11/2008 1:40:10 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Now all she has to do is prove that she can be the leader of the free world on a moment's notice, and field dress Vladimir Putin as adeptly as she can a moose.

Poor Mo..... she's not half the woman Sarah Palin is, and her bitterness cannot be drowned in cosmopolitans. She should get a position as the fifth woman of the Sex and the City quartet.

As for Governor Palin, yes I do trust her to handle Putin, and Ahmedinajad, and Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi too!

4 posted on 09/11/2008 1:41:42 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
My gosh, there foaming at the mouth.
5 posted on 09/11/2008 1:42:14 AM PDT by angelsonmyside (I'm a proud lipstick wearing, gun toting "Elephant" but they will always be JACKASSES,)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Maureen forgot to tell us that she shoots wolves too.


6 posted on 09/11/2008 1:42:47 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: ari-freedom
But Joe Biden has all that foreign policy experience!

Yes, he's been around long enough to have gotten both the Cold War and the War on Terror wrong!

7 posted on 09/11/2008 1:42:48 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

MD is proving herself once again to be a bitter woman jealous of one who has natural talent and is not part of the Eastern Elite cesspool that spawned her.


8 posted on 09/11/2008 1:42:54 AM PDT by 43north (McCain/Palin '08 - Now That's the Ticket!!!)
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To: Rummyfan

Joe Biden stayed at a Holiday Inn1


9 posted on 09/11/2008 1:43:51 AM PDT by Gator_that_eats_Dems
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Maureen you naughty girl, jealousy won't keep your many lovers, if they are real men not Democrat boot licker's like an Obama, from jilting you for a real woman.
10 posted on 09/11/2008 1:47:13 AM PDT by OKIEDOC (The Difference Between Palin and Obama is Common Sense, She's GOT IT, He DOESN'T)
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To: 43north
These affirmative action hires have killed the NY Times and turned it into an embarrassing laughingstock.
It was just 25 years ago that the NY Times had a good reputation. But now?


11 posted on 09/11/2008 1:48:06 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
...and field dress Vladimir Putin as adeptly as she can a moose.

Kind of like that part, actually.

12 posted on 09/11/2008 1:52:10 AM PDT by skr (I serve a risen Savior!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"...who appeals to Kmart moms and dads."

Maureen, how you evoke elitist imagery.


13 posted on 09/11/2008 1:52:25 AM PDT by endthematrix
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To: Rummyfan
"Joe Biden"

The elephant er donkey in the room is not only Obama's supreme lack of qualifications to lead anything except maybe a roadside trash pickup team is Biden being wrong on everything including and especially the Iraq War. I guess clownettes like Dowd aren't ashamed of being branded with a very large H for hypocrisy.

14 posted on 09/11/2008 1:59:31 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dowd’s writing ability, imho, is more suited for a college newspaper.


15 posted on 09/11/2008 2:00:51 AM PDT by Silly (PalinLove.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dowd, u a priss... too werdy and in luv with u-self.... go do somethin that’s reel..


16 posted on 09/11/2008 2:01:26 AM PDT by rusureitflies? (OSAMA BIN LADEN IS DEAD! There, I said it. Prove me wrong.)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

How's MODO's cougar hunt going?

17 posted on 09/11/2008 2:04:17 AM PDT by Leisler
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To: Rummyfan

everything wrong except the biggest red button issue for the left: the reason we went to war in iraq.

Take that issue off the table, say that both agree that life starts at conception and what’s left are a bunch of liberal positions that nobody likes.


18 posted on 09/11/2008 2:04:50 AM PDT by ari-freedom (We never hide from history. We make history!)
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To: Lancey Howard

priceless!!!


19 posted on 09/11/2008 2:06:58 AM PDT by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: endthematrix
Maureen, how you evoke elitist imagery.

actually this comes to mind...

20 posted on 09/11/2008 2:07:14 AM PDT by ari-freedom (We never hide from history. We make history!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Face it, Maureen, she’s more beautiful than you are ... both inside and out.


21 posted on 09/11/2008 2:07:31 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Oh man, you are so right . . . The more they write, the more we like...

I noticed I have been using the word vile about five times more than usual this week and here is why. The gift that just keeps on giving. Maureen Dowd also oozes with incredible jealousy and envy in this article.

22 posted on 09/11/2008 2:08:09 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Who could not love this woman and all she represents?


23 posted on 09/11/2008 2:10:18 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Rummyfan
And in color:


24 posted on 09/11/2008 2:13:10 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maureen Dowd, you are an angry OLD woman.


25 posted on 09/11/2008 2:18:10 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Vote McWhatshisname and PALIN)
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To: Leisler
Lol! She is toast. Her face now rejects BotoxTM.
26 posted on 09/11/2008 2:26:42 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: bmwcyle

totally understandable...
27 posted on 09/11/2008 2:28:27 AM PDT by ari-freedom (We never hide from history. We make history!)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
Even skanked out Reillie Hunter, nee Druck, who has been plowed more than a 1801 Ohio corn field, managed to hook up Edwards in a mid-town bar.

Not MODO. She'll just have to keep paying those Dominicans boys to do the dirty deed.

"Does any male here want to....?"
(insert sounds of crickets, here)

28 posted on 09/11/2008 2:32:44 AM PDT by Leisler
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Puh-leeze! Govenor Palin did not rise to become governor of Alaska by being a shrinking violet, especially in that nest of corrupt GOP politics.


29 posted on 09/11/2008 2:46:36 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I see this piece is datelined WASILLA, Alaska.

If Maureen Dowd stirred her butt off that Upper West Side barstool long enough to get to Wasilla, Alaska, I will eat my hat.


30 posted on 09/11/2008 2:49:12 AM PDT by gridlock (HIX IN STIX DIG MCCAIN CHICK PICK)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
C'mon, MoDo! Don't you know that K Mart is so five minutes ago for us Republicans now. Why, we all shop at that new WalsMart.......

Girl, you know your claws are really showing. Whatsamatter? Did Sarah get your Cougar and run off and have 5 cubs with him?

31 posted on 09/11/2008 2:57:25 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

I didn’t know we were uppity; we shop at Target!


32 posted on 09/11/2008 3:32:32 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus (( commander of the simian host))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
From article: we have a "My Fair Lady" moment, as teams of experts bustle around the most famous woman in politics, intensely coaching her for her big moment at the ball - her first unscripted interview this week here with ABC's Charlie Gibson.

Maureen Dowd does not know this for fact. But, what I do know about the words Ms. Dowd has written? She is playing with paper dolls, creating scripts which suit her fancy.

Doesn't she have better things to do? Realer issues to cover? Perhaps her next article can be her paper-doll script about the entire fashion line she's created for her "Sarah" to wear.

33 posted on 09/11/2008 3:39:38 AM PDT by Alia
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To: ari-freedom

MD and Sally Quinn, and Peggy Noonan....You know, they’re right, more of these female writers are against Palin than men...


34 posted on 09/11/2008 3:49:14 AM PDT by nikos1121 (Mr. Smith is coming back to Washington in the name of Sarah Palin.)
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To: Rummyfan

OK, while I grew up in the cold north (NY) I have lived in the South since 1973. [ grace of God ] So I have a question for you true northerly FReepers.

Why does that jacket have eyelets for laces on the front?

Is that jacket really only an under-jacket for something much warmer?

And those gloves look like ‘dress up’ gloves to me.

Not that I mind at all, but it looks like Vogue dressed her to look good (easy to do) as opposed to snapping her pic in real cold weather garb.

I am ready to be informed.


35 posted on 09/11/2008 3:59:46 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maureen Dowdy knows she is Palin in comparison to Sarah.


36 posted on 09/11/2008 4:04:25 AM PDT by dforest
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To: ari-freedom
It's only fitting the beautiful, sexy and smart wife of the man who just happens to have dumped Maureen would be perfect to play the role of Palin in the Movie.

Oh yeah :)

sw

37 posted on 09/11/2008 4:15:54 AM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife (Is He the one?)
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To: Leisler

That picture of Maureen Dowd shows that she has a very hard mouthed look.Inner bile in surplus creates looks like that in women.


38 posted on 09/11/2008 4:17:24 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Now all she has to do is prove that she can be the leader of the free world on a moment's notice, and field dress Vladimir Putin as adeptly as she can a moose.

Ms. Dowd,

Would you rather trust Governor Palin or Senator Obama in a head-to-head confrontation with Vladimir Putin?

My own guess is that you, like most cognitively unchallenged people, would choose Governor Palin. She clearly has the character; knowledge and experience can be gained, but character is innate.

Would she pray over her decisions, as you mock her for in your article? Indeed, she would, and I think that any serious person would. Certainly neither FDR nor Churchill shrank from public religious expression when our countries faced their greatest crises.

39 posted on 09/11/2008 4:29:40 AM PDT by snowsislander
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To: snowsislander

I hope her retirement fund isn’t New York Times stock.


40 posted on 09/11/2008 4:43:56 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: Blueflag

The eyelets maybe be for hanging things like a whistle, bear spray, or a small sheathed knife.

The gloves look thick, and wonderfully warm.

JMO.


41 posted on 09/11/2008 4:50:00 AM PDT by fanfan (SCC:Canadians have constitutional protection to all opinions, as long as they are based on the facts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
We have rules people...


42 posted on 09/11/2008 5:02:08 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Questions MoDo is suggesting for Charlie Gibson:

When the phone rings at 3 a.m., will she call the Wasilla Assembly of God congregation and ask them to pray on a response, as she asked them to pray for a natural gas pipeline?

Does she talk in tongues or just eat caribou tongues?


Pretty catty.
43 posted on 09/11/2008 5:36:41 AM PDT by Girlene (Never Forget)
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To: Girlene
When the phone rings at 3 a.m., will she call the Wasilla Assembly of God congregation and ask them to pray on a response

When the phone rings at 3 a.m.--will Obama hand the phone to Biden?

44 posted on 09/11/2008 5:42:58 AM PDT by montag813 (www.BoycottUsWeekly.com | Fight the Smears | Fight the Sexism)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Meow! You want a saucer of milk w/that Modo?

Pray for W, McCuda and Our Freedom Fighters


45 posted on 09/11/2008 5:44:58 AM PDT by bray (Drill Congress!!)
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To: 43north
Just color MD green with jealousy...well it looked better in my photoshop...posted here it looks like she's got the creepin' crud...LOL

Photobucket Image Hosting

46 posted on 09/11/2008 5:54:05 AM PDT by ~Vor~
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Did you notice how Modo has to use a literary allusion to every book she has ever read? I guess she’s trying to show off that first class edumacation.

I love how all of these super snotty libs like to castigate conservatives as being stupid, etc..

If that is true, what does it say about the libs if the village idiot keeps beating them in election after election?


47 posted on 09/11/2008 5:59:28 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Rummyfan

Who is that? Doesn’t look like Gov. Palin at all.


48 posted on 09/11/2008 6:21:08 AM PDT by Graymatter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It must be terrible to live life in such bitterness of soul.


49 posted on 09/11/2008 6:30:26 AM PDT by mombonn (God is looking for spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I must have seen a dozen columns with 10 Questions for Sarah Palin within the last two days. Invariably, these are questions Palin has already answered or are readily determined from even a cursory glance at her record.

What annoys these columnists is that they know the answers, but they are not the answers they want. They want Sarah Palin to admit that she is a book burner who believes that dinosaurs roamed the earth until the week before last, and that she wants to outlaw sex education and teach creationism in schools. They know all these things are true about Sarah Palin, and are sorely PO’ed that she will not admit them!


50 posted on 09/11/2008 6:41:22 AM PDT by gridlock (Sarah Palin knows how to kick butt or bake cookies.... And she's all out of flour!)
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