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Maureen Dowd at CPAC: Let the Right One In

John on February 14, 2011 at 10:36 am

It’s a well established rule of the vampire mythology that the monster can not enter someone’s home without being invited. There is a recent, and truly excellent, foreign film which trades on this convention called Let the Right One In. The point of this in terms of dramatic structure was two-fold. First, it’s one more means of protection, like garlic or a cross, that helps give the humans a chance. Second, it suggests that we always play a role in our own destruction.

On Friday afternoon, something similar happened in Washington, DC. New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd walked up to the 2nd floor of the Wardman Park Marriott and tried to enter the blogger’s lounge which overlooks the main ballroom. Fortunately for everyone inside, she was not let in.

“Do you have any idea who I am?” she reportedly asked.

Well, let’s see. Are you the columnist President Bush nicknamed “The Cobra?” Are you the one who spent the next eight years inventing snarky nicknames for administration officials designed to make them figures of public riducule? (a process which would reach its intellectual nadir in the appellation Chimpy McHitlerburton, for which you are only genetically responsible.)

Are you the person who accused the conservative movement of racism based on voices in your head (Boy!)? Are you the columnist who attended a private briefing with the President along with such notable “journalists” as Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann, in which the President complained about his press treatment?

Yeah, I think we have a pretty good idea who you are, Maureen. In fact, I’m going to bring a big wooden cross to CPAC12 just in case you return.

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