This is the best column Maureen Dowd has ever written. Probably because she didn't write more than the opening graf and let Stephen Colbert supply the content. Choice quote:
Our nation is at a Fork in the Road. Some say we should go Left; some say go Right. I say, “Doesn’t this thing have a reverse gear?” Let’s back this country up to a time before there were forks in the road — or even roads. Or forks, for that matter. I want to return to a simpler America where we ate our meat off the end of a sharpened stick.
He pokes that stick into a few more sacred cows. Good for a Sunday morning chuckle.