Zell Miller, Maureen Dowd Set for a Duel?

By: E&P Staff

Sen. Zell Miller, who famously challenged MSNBC host Chris Matthews to a duel during the Republican convention this year, now may have to face New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd.

Appearing on Don Imus’ national radio program on Tuesday, Miller ripped the woman he called “Maureen Loud,” calling her a “highbrow hussy from New York.” He added that the “red-headed woman at the New York Times” should not mock anyone’s religion: “You can see horns just sprouting up through that Technicolor hair.”

Asked by the New York Post for a response, Dowd said: “I’m not a highbrow hussy from New York. I’m a highbrow hussy from Washington. Senator, pistols or swords?”

Miller had said: “The more Maureen Loud gets on ‘Meet the Press’ and writes those columns, the redder these states get. I mean, they don’t want some highbrow hussy from New York City explaining to them that they’re idiots and telling them that they’re stupid.”

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