Is NYT’s Dowd Out of Ideas?

Most people lucky enough to be given a regular opinion column in The New York Times, would use it to, you know, say stuff about the things they think are important.

Not Maureen Dowd.

Last month, she handed off her column to Stephen Colbert, so he could lamely tout his new book. Then yesterday, she turned things over to SNL writer Seth Myers, to do only slightly funnier gags about the writers strike.

Maybe we don’t need another pundit pontificating on the presidential campaign. But it kind of feels like she’s out of ideas.