The Jane Austen Hook Club: Obama As Mr. Darcy?

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Maureen Dowd loves writing absurd, gimmicky, cutesy op-eds. But yesterday's "Mr. Darcy Comes Courting" is, even by Maureen Dowd's absurd, gimmicky, cutesy standards, ludicrous. Dowd's contention » 8/04/08 2:00pm 8/04/08 2:00pm that Barack Obama "is a modern incarnation of the clever, haughty, reserved and…