Why Maureen Dowd Dreads Halloween
Ferguson: Do you hate the Bushes?
Dowd: Of course I don't.... I like to save words like hate, revenge, and animosity for my personal life.
Ferguson: That's interesting because I have read in a couple of your columns, you can be quite tough on men. What's wrong?
Dowd: Well, here's the thing. When I was growing up, I had all male interlocking institutions controlling me.... It was just a way of tweaking the oppressors.
Ferguson: Do you find that tweaking the oppressors has damaged your personal life in any way?
Dowd: Well, Craig. Um, it is true that, um, I do worry that men find me scary. I mean I'm not in person--in person I'm a complete ditz. But, um, if they just read it they might be scared.
Ferguson: Do you think men are scared of you?
Dowd: Sometimes. They always have most scary women stories on Halloween and I'm always mentioned.
Aww, what a sweetheart. She sounds lonely. I personally think she should play up the "I've been controlled by all male interlocking institutions all my life" angle. Men really dig that sort of thing.