No one would call Maureen Dowd a hopeless romantic. There's nothing hopeless about a woman whose column in The New York Times
strikes fear in the hearts of politicians, who's an undaunted guest on television shows such as Meet the Press
, and who so beguiled the first President Bush that they still e-mail each other. But a private romantic she is, and every room of her three-story, cream-colored townhouse is as pretty as the soft light from a chandelier (of which she owns several). Take a peak inside Maureen Dowd's Georgetown home.