December 7, 2009, - 10:27 am
Lionel Tiger, professor of anthropology at Rutgers University, writing in the Wall Street Journal in “Romy and Michele at the White House,” has a great take on the White House crashers, Tareq and Michaele Salahi, which I haven’t read elsewhere. It’s spot on.
Madam S[Salahi] donned a red sari, a costly hairdo, and confronted a Secret Service person who may very well have, because of their diversity-appropriate names, suffered a Maj. Hasan moment. Presumably he or she contemplated how offensive it would be to degrade someone named Salahi at the White House.
On target. But few–except Prof. Tiger and a handful of others–have the guts to say it.
White House Crashers: Artwork by David Lunde/Lundesigns
Design By Debbie Schlussel
Hmmm . . . why didn’t I have any professors like Dr. Tiger when I was in college?
Great new phrase to add to the American lexicon: “Maj. Hasan Moment.” Sad that so many American troops had to die on U.S. soil to come up with it, since we’ve had far too many Maj. Hasan Moments before the Fort Hood Islamic terrorist attack.
A Maj. Hasan Moment
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