Ross Doubthat had his much-
mocked noticed ‘Covid: If *I’m* Not Affected, How Bad Can the Pandemic Really Be?’ column. Thus challenged, MoDo throws down!
can’t make this up—key point from Dowd here is that Bernie Sanders never would’ve gone to Met Gala
boy, nothing gets by these folks https://t.co/eUYaMTuoxa
— Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) September 19, 2021
… Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez… said her “Tax the Rich” turn at the Met gala “punctured the 4th wall of excess and spectacle.” Sure, whatever.
Maybe it wasn’t what Karl Marx had in mind. Bernie Sanders wouldn’t have done it. But if A.O.C. wanted to get glammed up and pal around with the ruling class at an event that’s the antithesis of all she believes in, a gala that makes every thoughtful American feel like Robespierre, she should have just gone for it.
Don a beautiful dress, let helpers carry the train, have fun and ignore the inevitable charges of hypocrisy. She should have adopted the philosophy of another frequent guest of that gala, Kate Moss: never complain, never explain…
(Nastygram subtweet to Anna Wintour: Why have I, the fabulous celebrity Maureen Dowd, never been invited to your big shiny NCY party?!?)