Saturday, June 28, 2008

Hilarity In Unity

“It’s Over, Lady!”
By MAUREEN DOWD
Published: June 29, 2008

Let's get all the hilarity out of the way and count every nitty gritty "ity" word used in today's Maureen Dowd column:

Unity(1) was spared the banality(2) of unanimity(3).

Carmella Lewis, with her Hillary T-shirt and Hillary placard, came all the way from Denver to make sure there would be plenty of
ambiguity(4), duality(5) and ferocity(6) in Unity.
Hillary beat Maureen to the Alliteration Alert®, so Dowd goes and quotes it:
Just as Hillary was testing out the unfamiliar familiarity(7) “Barack and me” Friday and talking about “his grace and his grit,” Carmella began loudly booing and waving her sign.

This
amenity(8) did not stop the disunity(9).
And the Movies With Maureen®; goes back to West Side Story:
Standing between the Sharks and the Jets, David Axelrod took pity(10) on an older friend of Carmella’s who was suffering from aridity(11) in the Unity humidity(12).
And it's not a campaign column without a swipe at the Big Dog.
But the former president can’t stand being a loser, so he’s taking it out on the winner. When it comes to Bill, there’s a lot of vanity(13) but very little humility(14) in Unity.
And in this week's inexplicably tin-eared call-out, is there perhaps a less appropriate Tom Wolfe allusion to the grandson of a Lau tribesman than flack catching with the mau-maus?
It’s hard to fathom why Obama should be mau-maued into paying off the debt that Hillary and Bill accrued attacking and undermining him...
And with that we can go back to questioning Maureen's sanity(∞).


1 comment:

Grace Nearing said...

Spitefulness makes Dowd an even worse writer than usual. Take that, NYT public editor Clark Hoyt -- that being a column so awful in its ity-ness that the poor proofreader probably had to rest his/her head on the desk for a few minutes before soldiering on.

On the plus side: Carmella actually exists; she's not an imaginary friend or anonymouth.