A must-read, moving column on her odd couple relationship w Bush 41 — along w a bonus anecdote underscoring my official status as the World’s Worst Assistant.
The ⁦⁩ sendoff of GHWB is truly one for the ages. Such a great, funny, sweet, poignant read.
This piece about her friendship with George H.W. Bush is amazing.
The ⁦⁩ farewell to ⁦41 is here and it’s epic: He said he preferred to keep his advice to his eldest son private: “I am even very careful around close friends having learned that the propensity to leak is stronger than the sex drive.”
There is a lot of fun stuff in Maureen Dowd’s reminiscence of George HW Bush, but I am just going to leave these two excerpts side-by-side.
What a glorious read, with a killer detail every 25 words. And if the final words don’t bring a tear to your eye, you’re stone.
This is a beautiful send-up of 41 by , who was blessed with his exasperated affection
Fantastic Maureen Dowd column... “The Patrician President and the Reporterette: A Screwball Story” via
Charming read. Wish we had seen more of this hidden GHWB. Can you imagine such correspondence from Donald Trump?
What a touching tribute to President Bush who was clearly loved and respected by friends, advisors and adversaries
This is a damn interesting read, y'all. You may not like it -- but it's very, very interesting.
Every word. // The Patrician President and the Reporterette: A Screwball Story
“Con Afecto, still, just barely though! gb.’’ // The Patrician President and the Reporterette: A Screwball Story
Hard to imagine many presidents doing this: "Bush, who loved to laugh ... ended up putting a tape of [SNL's Dana] Carvey mimicking him in his presidential library." From Maureen Dowd's extraordinary piece on her friendship with HW today.
The Patrician President and the Reporterette: a Screwball Story
I love this tribute by to divergent beliefs, staunch disagreement, shared respect and lasting friendship. And that people and their ideas are complex—and how we feel about them can be, too. More of this, please.
Strange, and strangely moving, Maureen Dowd memories of George HW Bush Well worth a readl H/T John W Greely
The Patrician President and the Reporterette: A Screwball Story via ⁦
Thank you, for this very personal and poignant set of reflections. Beautiful. Condolences on this loss. The Patrician President and the Reporterette: A Screwball Story
Nice remembrance of a departed friend, and perhaps of nicer times. The Patrician President and the Reporterette: a Screwball Story via
"At the mere mention of Trump’s name, 41 made a face. “He’s an ass,’’ he snapped. When Trump began plowing his way through Republican rivals, H.W. was known to throw his shoe at the television set." I'm a fan of this column on H.W.
GHW Bush was a really witty guy. Seriously.
A remarkable essay - The Patrician President and the Reporterette: a Screwball Story