POLITICS
10/18/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Maureen Dowd Quotes Guys And Dolls , Causes Massive Brain Aneurysm

I just wanted to share the precise moment where Maureen Dowd's column from this morning caused every single one of the neurons in my brain to simultaneously fire in a white-hot suicide fusillade.

Fourth paragraph:

The Wall Street Journal reported that McCain was thinking about taking Palin to the U.N. General Assembly next week so she can shake hands with some heads of state. You can't contract foreign policy experience like a rhinovirus. To paraphrase the sniffly Adelaide in "Guys and Dolls," a poy-son could develop a cold war.

I hate to further bastardize the great Frank Loesser, but this really puts the fugue in the "Fugue For Tinhorns": "I got this headache here / from MoDo's latest veer / Like my face colliding with a chandelier."