Maureen Dowd is one of the most liberal op-ed columnists at the New York Times, and I generally place her columns in the “so far left as not to be worth reading” category. But occasionally I take a peek into her mind and read a column. Here’s a quote from the Dec. 18th edition of her drivel:
“With her book, Senator Clinton is dropping a handkerchief in the 2008 race, signaling another amazing roundelay between the two first families of American politics, the fancy Republicans who strain to be common folk, and the Democratic common folk who strain to be fancy.”
Exsqueeze me? Baking powder? Umm, last time I checked, there aren’t any poor people holding national office. Sure, there might be a few people in the House of Representatives who, at my age, made less than I do, or less than most people my age. But for the most part, if you want to be a politician on the national level, you have to pony up. Don’t even try to tell me that Democrats aren’t just as fat of cats as the Republicans.
Saying so makes for a nice story, concocted to win votes by starting class wars among those of us who aren’t rich enough to be politicians. It is one of the great American myths. Ms. Dowd, I officially deduct ten more points from your trustworthiness rating.