Oh, you English Rose

Maureen Dowd shows a little Anglophilic ankle:

After getting gobsmacked by the louche sagas of Mr. Guckert and Bernard Kerik, the White House vetters should consider adding someone with some blogging experience.

Gobsmacked? That’s the most shameless and out-of-place Anglicism since Madonna first started speaking with an English accent. Now, if she’d only referred to “Jeff Gannon” as a poofter, that would have at least been funny.

Wait a minute, did I just use the term English Rose in relation to Maureen Dowd? I hereby sentence myself to three Elizabeth Hurleys and seven Kate Beckinsales….