I've always marveled
at those not-infrequent Maureen Dowd columns
that have a gazillion adjectives, three dozen clever phrases or riffs
, and no discernible narrative structure or point whatsoever. But this example
from this morning's paper particularly caught my eye.
Does Mr. Gore really think that all the Ken dolls â John Edwards, Evan Bayh, John Kerry â much less his eager ex-protÃ©gÃ©, Joe Lieberman, will simply step aside and say, "Oh, O.K., Al, you go again"?
August 5th, 2001
New York Times
Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh, a charismatic midwestern moderate regularly mentioned as a leading prospect for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2004, took himself out of the running last week, saying he wanted to spend as much time as possible with his twin 5-year-old sons.
June 17th 2001
Even frothy columns need fact-checking, right?