That’s not always the most effective way to communicate your ideas even if the ideas themselves are right. Her columns often display a critical and irreverent attitude towards powerful mostly political figures such as former Presidents George W. For example Maureen Dowd has often referred to Bush as "W.
Dowd joined the Times in 1983 as a metropolitan reporter and eventually became an Op-Ed writer for the newspaper in 1995. Maureen Bridgid Dowd (born January 14 1952) is an American columnist for The New York Times and best-selling author. In 1999 Maureen Dowd was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for her series of columns on the Monica Lewinsky scandal in the Clinton administration.