Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Maureen Dowd's "Cool Hand Barack"

Fans of columnist Maureen Dowd, don't miss her op-ed piece "Cool Hand Barack" in The New York Times today. She likens President Obama's coolness under pressure while attending the 2011 White House Correspondents' Dinner to Michael Corleone calmly acting as godfather at his nephew's baptism at church, even as his lieutenants carry out the gory hits he has ordered on rival mobsters. Maureen suggests substituting "Leave the copter, take the corpse" for "Leave the gun, take the cannoli." Touché, Maureen! And there's more—check it out.