September 01, 2003


Despite graduating from high school sometime before plastic was invented, Maureen Dowd remains fixated:

The agencies of the Bush administration are behaving like high school cliques.

Possibly high school was the last place where Dowd actually witnessed normal people behaving normally. Or maybe something sinister (“They're like the spoiled, foreign princesses in high school”) or shattering (“like a high school kid waiting outside her boyfriend's biology class”) happened.

Posted by Tim Blair at September 1, 2003 03:32 AM

The cute names, the pop culture references (Lileks does it much, much better - wittier, funnier, and more skilled) were fine during the Clinton 90s when the celebrity culture dominated and concerns of terrorism were only mentioned in un-read Congressional studies. But the world changed - for most of us - on 9/11. I guess MoDo was out of town that day.


Posted by: SteveMG at September 1, 2003 at 03:51 AM

She's depleted her simile supply!

Posted by: Ellie at September 1, 2003 at 04:37 AM