Over the weekend, Georgetown resident and New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd attracted a great deal of criticism for a fairly out of touch column she wrote. Without getting into too much detail, essentially over the last week or so a lot of people on social media criticized her for being an out of touch socialite too chummy with powerful friends. This is house she responded Sunday:
Then this week, lefty Twitter erected a digital guillotine because I had a book party for my friend Carl Hulse, The Times’s authority on Capitol Hill for decades, attended by family, journalists, Hill denizens and a smattering of lawmakers, including Pelosi, Chuck Schumer and Susan Collins.
I, the daughter of a D.C. cop, and Carl, the son of an Illinois plumber, were hilariously painted as decadent aristocrats reveling like Marie Antoinette when we should have been knitting like Madame Defarge.