Maureen Dowd

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Maureen Dowd

Maureen Dowd (born January 14, 1952) is a journalist and essayist, currently a Washington D.C.-based columnist for The New York Times. She has worked for the Times since 1983, when she joined as a metropolitan reporter. In 1999, she was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for her series of columns on the Monica Lewinsky scandal.


  • These are not grounds for impeachment. These are grounds for divorce.
  • Now that Hillary [Clinton] has won Pennsylvania, it will take a village to help Obama escape from the suffocating embrace of his rival. Certainly Howard Dean will be of no use steering her to the exit. It's like Micronesia telling Russia to denuke.
    • New York Times column (April 23, 2008)
  • The idea of American exceptionalism doesn't extend to Americans being exceptional.
    • New York Times column (September 20, 2008)
  • A month after Powell's speech, New York Times columnist Maureen Down remarked that it was no wonder Americans were confused; the United states was about to go to war against a country that did not attack it on September 11, as did al-Queda; that did not intercept its planes, as did North Korea; that did not finance al-Queda, as did Saudi Arabia; that was not home to Osama bin Laden's lieutenants, as was Pakistan; and was not a host body for terrorists, as were Iran and Syria.
    • From Halper, Stefan; Clarke, Johnathan (2004). America Alone: The Neo-Conservatives and the Global Order. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press. p. 213. ISBN 0-521-83834-7 hardback Invalid ISBN. 

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