Once again you’ve got to hand it to Maureen Dowd.  Even in an otherwise uneven column like today’s, she can still come up with the kind of stinging snarkism that says all there is to say about the subject at hand:

Who would have dreamed that when socialism finally came to the U.S.A. it would be brought not by Bolsheviks in blue jeans but Wall Street bankers in Gucci loafers?