Maureen Dowd get the winning paragraph for the day.
Also, a little note re: her columns. It's not her content with which I generally tend to agree but rather her form. I find her to be the most linguistically aware columnist of mainstream media hence the ubiquity of her references here.
Now regarding her latest column, whether you are a Latin lover and connoisseur or not, you are bound to have at least a small reaction to it.
As far as I'm concerned, bene, Dowd, bene!
Can anybody translate this for us:
"Gubernatrix (prope Russia) Palina, spectans candidaciam MMXII, post multam educationem cum Kissingro et post multam parodiam de Sabbatis Nocte Vivo atque de Tina Feia, ferociter vituperat Obamam, ut supralupocidit (aerial shooting of wolves) in Hyperborea.
Vilmingtoni, in Ohionem, McCain’s Mean Girl (Ferox Puella) defendit se gladiatricem politicam esse: “Pauci dicant, O Jupiter, te negativam esse. Non, negativa non sum, sed verissima.” Talk about lipsticka in porcam! Quasi Leeus Atwater de oppugnatione Busii Primi ad Dukakem: “non negativus, sed comparativus.”
Read it all here.