Saturday, October 11, 2008
Maureen Dowd is insufferable
Maureen Dowd's op-ed in today's Times makes GWS want to vomit.
Running half your article in Latin...brilliant, Maureen, brilliant. Blogger Ablative Absolute thinks this is a good thing and offers "credit where it's due" because he thinks Dowd wrote the Latin. GWS is puzzled, because Dowd explicitly says that Gary Farney of Rutgers was responsible for the translation, but Ablative Absolute is to be commended for at least trying to translate Dowd's work.
Take a look at Ablative Absolute's translation---there are some spots where GWS thinks he's missing Dowd's or Farney's intent. But more importantly, the Dowd-produced content is vapid. GWS thinks his love-hate relationship with Dowd might have just tipped permanently toward hate.