6:58 PM, Oct 14, 2010 • By RACHEL ABRAMS
Maureen Dowd screens “Fair Game,” the new Valerie Plame-Joe Wilson bio-pic, and gives us an account: if we are to rely upon her (a riskyish venture), the flick peddles a glammed-up Vanity-Fairy-tale of a damsel in distress defended against the forces of evil bravely if perhaps overbearingly by her manly husband/protector (oh, straight up the heart-fluttering MoDo alley).
This version of the lives of these two Washington celebutaries provides the Pulitzer-prize-winning columnist and plagiarist an opportunity to re-douse her favorite targets, the torturing malefactors George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Karl Rove, etc., with more than even the usual amount of spewage from her sulphur pot:
Whew! Maureen apparently swallowed an especially bitter pill over the weekend! And yet, when manliness waxes, you can’t keep the perpetually disappointed Dowdic soul from rising to meet it: “Costumed with lush mane and round paunch, Sean Penn is well suited to capture Wilson’s arrogance and mouthiness, while also showing his honesty, brazenness, sly charm and fierce love of wife and country.” Uh huh.
Valerie and Joe “were the Girl and Boy Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest,” Miss Dowd admonishes, “and we should all remember what flew out.” Thou hast said a mouthful, Maureen.