Once In A While M. Dowd Writes Something Good. – “Beware the Furies, President Trump”

Well, this happens about once every….

Photo by Derek Kind

…but Mme. Dowd actually graced the pages of The NY Times yesterday.

Beware the Furies, President Trump

“WASHINGTON — After I’d been writing a column for a few years, a male boss gave me a T-shirt depicting the Furies swooping.

He didn’t mean it as a compliment.

The three sisters, the “infernal goddesses” of ancient mythology born from the blood shed by Uranus when he was castrated by his son, were known for relentlessly hounding men. But the Furies took vengeance on wicked men who hurt women and swore false oaths.

So I took it as a compliment.

The capital has suddenly been infused with the spirit of the Furies. After many false springs and discouraging backlashes, we are finally experiencing a revolutionary assertion of women’s power that is transforming Congress….

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her girl squad — fellow freshmen lawmakers Katie Hill of California, Lauren Underwood of Illinois and Jahana Hayes of Connecticut — tracked Mitch McConnell to petition him to have a vote to reopen the government. The Senate majority leader has been trying to lay doggo as Trump thrashes after pulling the rug out from under McConnell.”

(I’d like to re-post the whole thing, but I’m pushing fair use anyhow (sentences don’t count as paras do they?)

Maureen goes on to point at this hilarious AOC Tweet giving Yurtle the Waldo treatment…


…and this exchange between AOC and Rep. Katie Hill, referencing my top photo:


She writes of Bernie’s walk of shame moment…


…responding to women gathered in a nearby D.C. hotel about…er…irregularities… in his 2016 campaign …

…takes a puncher’s swing at Beto for his dental hygiene twit, Steve King for being…uh… Steve King, Karen Pence for her stint at Hate Prep — then praises Pelosi for her nutting of Orange Smallappendage.

All in all a delightful read.

Maureen ain’t half bad when she’s not employing her wit in service to Sauron…


  …check it out.