On the Opinion Page: March 5, 2008


In which The Gay Recluse scores selected opinion pieces in The Times.

Maureen Dowd/Duel of Historical Guilts

The Short Version: Let’s not get so caught up in identity politics.

In his words: “As it turns out, making history is actually a way of being imprisoned by history.”

Score: A- (Astute)
Dowd writes with conviction and clarity in this column about the stupidity of those in the Clinton and Obama camps who are foaming at the mouth over a) any African-American who votes for Clinton, or b) any woman who votes for Obama. Although we still prefer Obama — mostly for aesthetic reasons — we agree with 19-year-old Allison Krolczyk, who Dowd writes about: “[Krolczyk] was leaning toward Obama and felt no gender guilt about voting for him. ‘Not at all,’ she said. ‘I think they’re both pretty amazing.'” Kick it, Allison! We know exactly how you feel.

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