I pretty much concur with Joan Walsh’s opinion, stated on “Up with Steve Kornacki,” of Maureen Dowd’s column yesterday: complaining that President Obama wasn’t really President Andrew Shepherd from The American President and why wasn’t there a war room for winning the gun-control bill in the Senate run by Michael J. Fox with the script written by Aaron Sorkin, is deeply stupid.
Anyone who thinks that Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) could have been won over to voting for universal background checks because he and Barack Obama have a cordial relationship (and why isn’t Michael Douglas the president anyway?) is an idiot.
Granted, I have often mused that it would be fun if Washington and the White House ran according to the way it did in The West Wing, but then, that was a TV series, and I’m an unpaid blogger. Maureen Dowd is a highly-paid columnist for what is allegedly the newspaper of record for the nation and the world. Which makes you wonder, when she rattles off claptrap like this fangirl crap that is more in keeping with Peggy Noonan, who is the deeply stupid party here: her or her employer.