Maureen Dowd reveals that she was a very unpopular nerd in high school

by editor on October 18, 2010

Maureen Dowd, whose high school photo still accompanies her New York Times column, went off on a very revealing rant in her Sunday column.

The subject was those awful Republican women, but the column said much more about the columnist than it did about its supposed subject.

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Maureen Dowd proves there is no class in the high school class of 1970

Call us armchair psychologists if you wish, but we believe Dowd’s column titled “Republican Mean Girls” was really about the angst of her high school years:

“Jan, Meg, Carly, Sharron, Linda, Michele, Queen Bee Sarah and sweet wannabe Christine — have co-opted and ratcheted up the disgust with the status quo that originally buoyed Barack Obama,” Dowd says.

“Whether they’re mistreating the help or belittling the president’s manhood, making snide comments about a rival’s hair or ripping an opponent for spending money on a men’s fashion show, the Mean Girls have replaced Hope with Spite and Cool with Cold.”

And here’s the money line: Those Republicans women are “grown-up versions of those teenage tormentors who would steal your boyfriend, spray-paint your locker and, just for good measure, spread rumors that you were pregnant.”

How bad were your high school years, liberal nerd girl? Why is it still so important that you were you a member of the audio-visual club, that you went to the prom with your cousin and that you never got to sit at the cool kids’ table in the cafeteria?

Oh, and one more thing: How long did that “Maureen is pregnant” rumor go on?

Source: New York Times

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john
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But, you know, I know that picture of her is a nice glam shot, (and she prob dosn’t look that good) but I have always liked redheads. I’d def throw her a shot. I’d donkey f— the liberal right out of her.

perlcat
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Always on hand to lend a little class, eh?

danybhoy
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Might not have been classy, but I laughed at that.

Philanthropist
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and now she’s just an idiot. oh well…..

GregoryTart
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Maureen dated Micheal Douglas- which was more painful for him, screwing her or getting throat cancer?

KimmyQueen
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Ohhhhh… she must hate Catherine Zeta Jones witha passion. I have no idea if she is a liberal but at least she is INCREDIBLY beautiful.

Necron_99
Member

Surprise, surprise, surprise… A libtard lefty extremist that wasn’t part of the “popular clique” in High School. It is just me, or do all these retards like Dud, Mad-cow, etc.etc. seem to be poured out of the same mold? I was considered a bit of an outsider in High School because I didn’t completely focus my efforts on chasing skirts, boozing it up, and sucking up to the in-crowd. I didn’t have any use for those people… but I didn’t hate them either… Dud and her ilk suffer from a form of low self-esteem that drives them to try and “get even” with the world when they should be spending their time figuring out what’s wrong with themselves instead.

Navyvet
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Ahhh Maureen. All the high school b.s. ends at graduation day. First day of college it no longer exists, the cliques are gone. It was 30 freaking years ago, get over it. Liberals are truly mental.

KimmyQueen
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Uhm… projecting much?

She hated the beautiful girls and continue to do so. Now hey people are NOT perfect no matter their background now or then. Is it possible that a conservative woman now was not necessarily the best neighbor when a girl or teen? Absolutely and many girls who were meek then grew up to be like Dowd and others like Behar… however that is called life. Comparing adult women with a generalize mean girl from high school days is very childish. It is time to let it go Dowd.

perlcat
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You know, if I was her friend, I would intervene and try to get her to continue her meltdown in a less public situation. Someday, when she has nothing left, the embarrassment of it all is going to be worse than the meltdown itself.

She sounds childish. It can only mean that she has run out of intelligent things to say, and is sticking with the old standby of playground insults. She needs to take a vacation, get away from the people she has surrounded herself with, open up her mind a little bit.

It has to be hard to be a card-carrying koolaid drinking liberal with an IQ over 40 these days — they have to endorse and subscribe to ideology that is completely self-contradictory. As long as they surround themselves with like-minded people, it is possible to ignore the doubts in the back of their mind, but surely they know.

Gigabyte
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She needs a vacation? No. It should be plain for anyone to see, and I will state it bluntly here. She needs to put away the vibrator and get a man. And by man, I don’t mean some NYC liberal weenie latte-sipping metrosexual type in touch with his inner whatever. I’m talking about a real man, like a rancher or fireman, perhaps an oil rig driller (no pun intended). A man who works hard every day with his hands and mind to make an honest living. A masculine man that can be a counter to her pent up frustrations established from years of auto-stimulation. If she could somehow bring herself to confide in some of these Conservative women who have happy marriages and families, they might even be wiling to set MoDo up with someone who could help her out of her funk. But alas, it will probably never happen. Something like that would be too much a shock to her system and require her to leave her precious Northeast Corridor cocoon. Too bad. The woman HAS some writing talents. She could really unleash the best inside her if only she could figure it out.

KimmyQueen
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Nah those men should stay for the conservative women. Real men are wasted on women like these UNLESS they change their tune. If she doesn’t then she can stay without…

perlcat
Member

A real man would be very unhappy with a woman like Dowd. Women like her are misery factories, and there is no end to the garbage they put their men through.

Paden
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Well, Most “republican women” do have more balls than the average liberal male.
Come to think about it, Rachael “the mad Dyke” Maddow is more masculine than most liberal males.
I’d like to see Masculine Maddow and Rosie O’Donnell duke it out over Ellen Degenerate. May the best man win.

perlcat
Member

I bet she *wanted* to have pregnancy rumors started about herself — it would imply that she was desirable. Bet in her high school yearbook, the caption by her name was “Most likely to be bitter, dried up, alone and unwanted, with her high school photo by her by-line.”

(Either that or “Most likely to never forget her high school trauma and bring it to the surface whenever she encounters someone more intelligent, better looking, or more successful, which is damn near everybody.”)

Or possibly the notation: “Unloved in the Summer of Love”.

See, boys can be mean, too.

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