Woodward & Dowd & Tenet


    Woodward disputed the impression that he was, in fact, a friend of Tenet’s. “I’ve always kept a real distance,” he said. “I never went to his house, never socialized at all. I maybe went to one party or two while he was there. I don’t want to belabor the point, but Maureen Dowd was complaining that Tenet socialized with Woodward and now Woodward’s acting like a meanie.” Dowd, in a recent column, wrote, in a mocking imitation of Tenet, “The worst meanie was horrid Bob Woodward. Slam”–Dowd’s name for Tenet–“socialized with Bob and gave him lots of intel for his best sellers, but then Bob ‘painted a caricature of me leaping into the air and simulating a slam dunk, not once but twice, with my arms flailing.'”