NYT’s Dowd Says ‘Real Housewives’ Lack Power


What does NYT‘s Maureen Dowd think of Michaele Salahi and Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of D.C.”?

Well, not much.

Dowd has written a review for this week’s issue of TV Guide Magazine. She doesn’t find the Real Housewives so real or so powerful, and refers to Michaele as the “blond Skeletor.” (On the show, Micahaele is discussed as having a weight issue, meaning that she’s a Size 0 and in what another (catty) housewife calls “dangerous territory.”)

An excerpt
The fantasy cast of The Real Housewives of Washington D.C. would feature Michelle Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton and the fearsome Cheney sisters. Not only do these women wield real influence in the capital; they’re also the ones youÂ’d want on your side if you ever found yourself in a knife fight in a Hong Kong alley.

But on Bravo, connections are less important than claws. So instead, interspersed with shots of the Washington monuments, we get five women on the periphery of the periphery of power, so far outside the marbled inner sanctum that it required a Watergate caliber break-in-now known as Salahing-to breach the gates.

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