The Maureen Dowd you've never seen
NY Times columnnist reveals her first great love, her family's Irish ties and her take on Obama, Bush, Biden and Geffen
For decades, she says, many like her felt they were not part of that charmed circle that lived high and made fast money or were able to crack the secret code.
Now, like in Oz, the wizards of Wall Street are revealed as frauds, and Maureen Dowd is the first to skewer them and their pretensions.
You can see her mother and father’s values of hard work and disapproval of greed for greed’s sake.
She was intrigued that Obama’s Irish ancestors hail from a town called Moneygall in Co. Offaly. Immediately she began, as she always does, playing around with the word.
“That’s what this crisis is all about,” she said. “Money and the gall of people and how they treated it.”
She also wants to go to Moneygall if and when Obama ever makes the trip to discover his Irish roots. Along the way, if the Irish 1911 census finally comes online for County Clare, she hopes to visit the graves of the ancestors who came before.
Her father, the young man who didn’t take the Titanic but embarked on a mighty journey himself that left him standing next to president’s, and the mother whose sense of decency and commitment to causes made her stand apart, would undoubtedly approve. In the end it’s about family for Maureen and Peggy.
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Based on my experiences here (US) I would only advise a bit of skepticism with the complaints of racial "harassment". We have seen far tooRacist incidents in Ireland up by 85 percent says Immigrant Council
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It certainly is discrimination. If one is open to serve the public, that means serving EVERYONE and with courtesy. @ Mr. O'Doherty, I find it hypocrFamilies as well as Catholic Church and government to blame for illegal adoptions
Gus have you been in touch with the sisters who ran the mother and baby home in Bessboro? They do have registers and a database and should be able to