Shailagh Murray's Turn As Maureen Dowd: Pro-Surge GOP Like 'Thelma & Louise'

January 29th, 2007 1:35 PM

WashPost political writer Shailagh Murray's online Political Chats are usually good for a liberal zinger or two. Here's Monday's cinematic zinger, carrying a vinegary bouquet of Hollywood-centric New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd:

Alexandria, Va.: In the spirit of "Dance With Who Brung Ya," all loyal Republicans should support Bush's war plan.

Shailagh Murray: At the moment it's looking more like Thelma and Louise, but that's certainly one school of thought.

Republicans are fugitive criminals driving off a cliff? 

Personally, I'd rather suggest that considering its feminist and empowering subject matter, "Thelma and Louise" is a better subtext for Hillary Clinton's failed health care initiative in 1994. Hillary thinks it's a political consultant's horror film called "Harry and Louise," but it was more "Thelma and Louise."