Has anyone ever seen Maureen Dowd and Peggy Noonan in the same room?
I'm not totally sure why these two women get under my skin so much. I suppose it has to do with their very obvious "daddy issues" (a sure sign of budding authoritarianism) and my distaste for the form of bullying most common with women - relational aggression.
In their two columns I linked above, they both compare President Obama with another leader (men, of course) that they admire at the moment - and find him wanting. I'll give Noonan props for swinging for the rafters in her comparison of the President to Pope John Paul II. Dowd doesn't have the imagination to aim any higher than Adam Silver.
But what they both do is cloak their nasty digs with pearl-clutching concern trolling. Its obvious they're pissed as hell but lack the intestinal fortitude to simply say so. In other words, they fight dirty.
Let's get honest, girls...its obvious that something about this President threatens you to your core. You might want to explore that in the privacy of a conversation with your therapist. After you've done that, perhaps you'll have something worthwhile to say. Whether you ultimately agree with President Obama or not - at least we'd have two of the very few women who are given national platforms in the media not acting like spoiled angry school girls.
Yep, that's why you piss me off. And no, I don't have to hide that anger behind some vicious concern trolling.