THE THOUSAND INJURIES OF MAUREEN DOWD….I like Reed Hundt’s posts over at TPMCafe: they’re short, pithy, and usually full of common sense.

Today, though, Maureen Dowd has pissed him off, and short and pithy go out the window. Still full of common sense, though, except for his conclusion:

I do wish Molly Ivins had Dowd’s place in the Times.

I’ve never really understood the attraction of Dowd’s version of junior high school snark, and I’d rather read Ivins any day. However, since replacing Dowd at the Times would just put Ivins behind a subscription wall, I think I’m happy with things just the way they are.