Forget about mud, Jello, or whipped cream. This battle is one of Op-Ed articles. Maureen Dowd is at it again complaining about how strong, conservative Republican women are dominating the political scene. Her cheap shots at Sarah Palin, Meg Whitman, Christine O’Donnell and Jan Brewer are just that — CHEAP! Former White Press Secretary, Dana Perino is taking on Maureen Dowd. Perino counters Dowd’s latest diatribe in The New York Times with an Op-Ed of her own in The National Review, ‘Mean Maureen’.

WASHINGTON - MAY 25:  New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd speaks during a taping of 'Meet the Press' at the NBC studios May 25, 2008 in Washington, DC. Dowd discussed topics related to the presidential election in November, 2008.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images for Meet the Press)White House Press Secretary Dana Perino conducts the final press briefing of the George W. Bush Administration in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington on January 16, 2009. (UPI Photo/Ron Sachs/Pool) Photo via Newscom Photo via Newscom

Dowd writes in her article, “Playing All the Angles” how Republican women candidates are all “Mean Girls”. Sharron Angle tells poor, 70 year-old Harry Reid to “man-up” during a live, TV debate. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer wants to deport all Hispanics from the U.S. in boxcars. Christine O’Donnell is probably casting spells on her opponent, Chris Coons, to make his ‘Marxist beard’ more visible. And Queen Grizzly Sarah Palin is loading her guns to challenge President Obama in 2012.

Most of Dowd’s piece focuses on what a crazy nut Sharron Angle is. How she drives around in her pick-up truck with a loaded .44 magnum. How her campaign is being secretly financed by the evil Karl Rove. And how Angle wants to take away all health care coverage and let people die in the streets.

Dana Perino calls out Dowd for being stereotypical and ignorant. She doubts that ‘Mean Maureen’ (the title of Perino’s article) has ever met or talked with any of the women she is bashing. Unlike Dowd, Perino has met with women on both sides of the political spectrum. Dana says “…and with few exceptions I like them all.”

Perino won’t say it, but I will. Maureen Dowd is typical of the growing frustration with Democrats and their allies in the Progressive movement. With the November 2010 mid term elections just 15 days away, the Far-Left is going spastic over the prospects of a major Republican landslide. Most reasonable estimates have inched up from 40-50 seats in the House swinging for the GOP to 60 seats or more. Several prominent analysts like Charlie Cook and Mike Barone say that as many as 97 to 112 seats are actually ‘in play’.

How far this cat-fight between Dana Perino and Maureen Dowd goes is unknown. The ball is in Dowd’s court now. Will she throw another grenade of fear and loathing or will she hide under her laptop? I suppose Maureen has gotten what she wanted, a little attention.

WASHINGTON - MAY 25:  New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd speaks during a taping of 'Meet the Press' at the NBC studios May 25, 2008 in Washington, DC. Dowd discussed topics related to the presidential election in November, 2008.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images for Meet the Press)White House Press Secretary Dana Perino conducts the final press briefing of the George W. Bush Administration in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington on January 16, 2009. (UPI Photo/Ron Sachs/Pool) Photo via Newscom Photo via Newscom

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