A READER EMAILS: “I defy you (or anyone) to make a bit of sense out of Maureen Dowd’s column today. It reads like a computer error where two completely different columns were accidentally merged together.”

I won’t take that bet. But Stephen Green is giving it his best shot. And I suspect that New York Times staffers are already emailing each other copies of Green’s analysis.

I agree with David Adesnik — the Times should replace Maureen Dowd with Dan Savage.