From a reader:
I just thought you’d like to know that besides the obvious perusal of Jane Austin’s classic, Ms. Dowd has apparently been sipping on the sweet nectar of Jonah Goldberg…
“Mr. Kerry is Pride.
He has a tendency toward striped-trouser smugness that led him to stupidly boast that he was more popular with leaders abroad than President Bush – playing into the Republican strategy to depict him as one of those ‘cheese-eating surrender monkeys.’ “
Of course you know where to find the whole thing, but just to save you some time here’s the link.
Oh, and I’m well aware that it’s quite possible that Ms. Dowd heard your Simpsons quote somewhere else, but it’s so much more fun to imagine her secretly reading your column…sneaking it as though she were a kid with candy that she’s not supposed to have. Yummy! Maybe you’re her own personal Willie Wonka…