The MoDo Effect: We Laughed (Sort of)

img.167971_t.jpgIt’s such a rare occasion that Maureen Dowd says anything that doesn’t make us momentarily reconsider why we turn to the Times everyday that when she makes us laugh we feel it’s worth noting.

Just as Carla charmed the Queen of England and Princes Charles and Philip with her demure French schoolgirl look, she charmed George and Laura Bush on their visit, inviting Laura 30 minutes early for a girls’ tete-a-tete, and then sitting next to the American president and keeping him entertained with a spirited conversation in English, one of her three languages and sort of his one language.