MoDo with your morning mojo
Maureen Dowd: Dick at the Heart of DarknessIn this morning's NYT Op-Ed, MoDo sings what we lefties have known all along: it's the three of them, and Bush. Remember John LeCarre's Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy? "There are three of them and Alleline," George Smiley says, reflecting the general wisdom that boss man Percy Alleline is too dimwitted to be the Russian mole. Now we know, thanks to Colin Powell's point man Colonel Wilkerson, that a cabal runs our government, headed by VP Dick Cheney and packed with the likes of Donald Rumsfeld, Scooter Libby, Karl Rove, and Paul Wolfowitz. There are three of them (or more) and Dubya, you might say. Full text of MoDo's op-ed piece can be found at Cyphering. Snip: It's exactly what we thought was going on, but we never thought we'd actually hear the lurid details: Cheney and Rummy, the two old compadres from the Nixon and Ford days, in a cabal running the country and the world into the ground, driven by their poisonous obsession with Iraq, while Junior is out of the loop, playing in the gym or on his mountain bike. Yes, it is exactly what we've known all along. Soon, maybe, I hope I hope I hope, Pat Fitzgerald willing, we'll be cleaning house. I think it's too much to ask that the American people never again elect a cypher to the office of the Presidency. D.