The post features a photograph of a lovely table setting, a place you'd be happy to visit. It looks like a very nice dinner party in red with white balance shifted to yellow for a washed out sort of look. You know what? I can fix the photograph with an eyedropper. Command "L" in photoshop, choose the white eyedropper tool. Touch the reflection on the white dinner plate. Eh. Still very red. It is very red.
The figurine is Cersei, a character in Game of Thrones, Kevin Dowd's nickname for Hillary Clinton.
So Maureen Dowd walks into a scene designed for gloating. And she must bear it with her chin up.
This post by Maureen Dowd is a humble and kind and forgiving piece that relates her Thanksgiving dinner at her relatives who are all Trump supporters. She posts without complaint, without vitriol. She puts up a lovely post and my opinion of her is changed by it. She merely introduces the scene that includes a Trump wine bottle on a sideboard of ordinary homemade holiday dinner fixings. It's truly lovely scene and it reminds me of my own family's holiday gatherings save for the figurine and the many bottles of wine, but nothing at all what you might imagine. I enjoyed her sharing this scene.
All that by way of introducing her brother's column, the bulk of her post. Kevin Dowd summarizes everything that we've discussed here at length and what a pleasure it is to read from someone else's pen outside our circle. It's all there. He's every bit as good a writer as his sister minus her poetic allusions, her graphic descriptions and her feminine locution. It's altogether a beautiful thing to behold. Maureen Dowd introduces saying,
My colleague Paul Krugman tweeted Friday that “affluent, educated suburbanites” who voted for Trump are “fools.” What else is there to say, he asked.
Well, here is what Kevin, an affluent, educated suburbanite, has to say in his column, titled an “Election Therapy Guide for Liberals”:And, bang, he says it, and he says it all in one piece.