Sunday, December 06, 2009

Maureen Dowd's Astral Projection

I would venture to guess that, if asked what Desiree Rogers and Tiger Woods have in common, most people might say that they're both African Americans and be stumped to come up with any other likeness. But Maureen Dowd finds a connecting thread:
They were both elegant and entitled swans... They presumptuously put themselves beyond authority... Both the golf diva and the social diva... It was the assertion of personal privilege by Tiger and Desiree that was so off-putting... these two controlling players spiraled out of control... She mistook herself for the principal, sashaying around...
Yes, they're both quite uppity, aren't they?

The first question Ms. Dowd and her allegedly liberal fans need to ask themselves is: why these two? Why not focus on presumptuous players Tareq and Michaele Salahi, entitled adulterer Max Baucus, sashaying diva Carrie Prejeans, asserter of personal privilege Roman Polanski, or any of the many other celebrities and wannabes who have dominated the scandal headlines recently? As Jamison Foser asks, "What's behind Maureen Dowd's contempt for Desiree Rogers?"

The second question is more basic (and now I'll steal MightyOCD's pithy Twitter post.)
Wow. Maureen Dowd gives new meaning to projection this week. Entitled swans obsessed with the brand, huh?