September 04, 2004


Queen of the jungle Cathy Seipp mauls domestic kitty Maureen Dowd:

Critics have called her style catty, or at least kittenish. But this isn't really apt anymore. Cats scratch, and Dowd no longer draws blood.

Seipp does, however. Pints of it. Read the whole thing.

Posted by Tim Blair at September 4, 2004 09:27 AM

What a great read. I can't wait to hear what Cathy says about Molly Ivins .

Posted by: bc at September 4, 2004 at 10:19 AM

I love Cathy Seipp. If I ever get in a knife fight, I want her watching my back.

Posted by: Rebecca at September 4, 2004 at 11:49 AM

Hmmm. I'm not a fan of Ms. Dowd but on the other hand I didn't find Ms. Seipp's analysis particularly insightful. I wouldn't even comment on this but I saw Dowd on tv the other night and she looked hot.

Posted by: MikeAdamson at September 4, 2004 at 01:39 PM

What's the deal with the "Stupid Pan Dowdy" nickname? I don't really get it.

I don't think she's much or a writer, but I saw her on the tee-vee a couple of weeks back, and she was really boring. She didn't even crack any lame jokes. It was like Krugman going on camera and not saying anything crazy.

Posted by: Sean M. at September 4, 2004 at 04:14 PM

Oops, that should've been "much of a writer."

Hours later, preview is my friend.

But seriously, I get the "Stupid" and "Dowdy" parts, but what's the "Pan" about?

Posted by: Sean M. at September 4, 2004 at 10:41 PM

Apple Pan Dowdy is an old American recipe of some fame. I agree that it seems a bit of a stretch for a useful insult.

Posted by: Bruce at September 5, 2004 at 02:16 AM

Maureen is neither catty nor kittenish; she's the snotty junior-high-school girl looking down her nose at the uncool kids.

Posted by: Annalucia at September 6, 2004 at 04:07 AM