There are conflicting reports out there about whether the New York Times will accept Judy Miller’s proposal to pen an op-ed for the Gray Lady’s editorial pages.

The New York Observer’s Gabriel Sherman hears “No.”

But Maureen Dowd told Don Imus that the issue is still up in the air.

Anyone think she’ll begin her op-ed by saying, “I’ve always liked Maureen Dowd“?

(And because we can barely get through a day without More MoDo, here’s your daily dose of Dowd:

  • Salon’s Rebecca Traister says “Yes, Maureen Dowd is necessary.”
  • Wonkette readers say that, while MoDo may be hot, it’s her cheapness that really brings in the men.