They ended up breaking that limit, but not by much.
At the end of the interview, Dowd asked:
ME: I would rather be tied up to stakes in the Kalahari Desert, have honey
poured over me and red ants eat out my eyes than open a Twitter account. Is
there anything you can say to change my mind?
On a hunch, I looked Maureen Dowd up on Twitter. Guess what I found...