October 25, 2007, - 11:13 am

Mrs. Bush’s People Lied: To Readers Who Applauded Mrs. Bush’s “Tough Stand” Against Muslim HeadScarves . . .

By Debbie Schlussel
When I first wrote about First Lady Laura Bush’s latest Breast Cancer Awareness Tour of the Extremist Islamic World (redundant), I noted that Mrs. Bush’s PR team told the press that she would not, under any circumstances, don an Islamic headscarf or anything of the sort:

“They do not expect nor encourage it,” of Western visitors at official meetings, said Bush’s spokeswoman, Sally McDonough. “As members of the official traveling party, we will not need to wear any head scarves or abayas at any point.”

I didn’t buy it. And, as usual, my instincts were correct. This is Sheikha Laura, yesterday, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (thanks to reader “greatcometof1577″) . . .

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And when I posted the absurd pics of her with two wholly-covered alleged breast cancer survivors in the United Arab Emirates, some readers remarked that at least she was “uncovered,” unlike Nancy Pelosi and Hillary in their Mid-East travels. Well, again, guess what? courtesy of the White House, Ta-da . . . .
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One final pic from Mrs. Pander Claus’ trip to the Islamist Gulf. Here’s Laura Bush butt-kissing Saudi King Abdullah (the guy who insisted no women be present on the Waco, Texas airport Tarmac OR in the air traffic control tower, to which the Missus’ hubby acquiesced) and Campbell Brown’s ex-boyfriend, cold (is there any other kind of Saudi?)Saudi Ambassador Adel Al-Jubeir (center). . .
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19 Responses

Alleged breast cancer survivors? Do you mean you don’t believe they ever had breast cancer? Why not?

Lawnguylander on October 25, 2007 at 1:24 pm

    Why ‘alleged’ breast cancer survivors? If it were anyone other than Muslim women you’d be applauding their bravery for battling and surviving such a terrible disease. Arab women can’t be heroic???

    Also, some of you people commenting are such hypocrites! You complain because she momentarily wore a traditional outfit while posing for a picture; but when Muslim women don’t accustom to our society’s practices we make laws to force them to adopt our way of life. How is that consistent?! She wasn’t even accustomising. It’s called diplomacy! She was on a visit to the Middle East and simply being polite by respecting what is a common practice in that part of the world. Get over it you fools. The key difference is that she wasn’t forced to wear the outfit, and it was only for a brief moment. In contrast, we expect them to WHOLLY and PERMANENTLY accept our practices if they’re to live in our country although making laws to prohibit freedom of personal choice goes against human rights.

    Lastly, how ironic that on a page where Jenna Bush is TAKING OFF her knickers, what gets most complaints is her mother PUTTING ON a scarf. That’s our downfall in a nutshell! We’re still a Christian nation, but our morals have gone down the drain. It’s BECAUSE of this loose attitude that we see a rise in rape, teen pregnancies, and peadophilia.

    Rob on June 2, 2010 at 8:15 pm

Et Tu Laura!
Sad day for us as a country.

MadMom on October 25, 2007 at 1:47 pm

Something worse, Deb. “Sheik yer Abs” insisted that First Dog, Barney, and all other prez canines be banished while he visited the ranch. Barbeque Pork sandwiches anyone?
Islam…wrong, wrong, wrong for so many reasons.
Bev and her best friend, Dutch the Dachsie, in Chi town

bevc on October 25, 2007 at 2:05 pm

Did you see the article in the WaPo at http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/10/24/AR2007102402759.html? About some of the background? Kinda sad about the perception of cancer.

laneh on October 25, 2007 at 4:39 pm

But did you notice, Debbie, that she was NOT wearing headgear while meeting with Abdullah?
Also, her smile seems more genuine in the last picture than in the picture with the other women.
(just my perception)
Thanks, and keep up the good fight!!!

Grinchnet on October 25, 2007 at 5:21 pm

It is just too bad that Judaism or Christianity or becoming girl clubs and their is no middle ground. 61% of those who attend church are female and the SOuthern Baptists not some liberal church had an article about this. An Orthodox Judaism it is just as bad but we have no one to write on this stuff as they claim this problem is limited to reform which from my own and my sisters experience is simply not true. While I hate Saudi Arabia for many reasons (including 15/19 hyjackers from this crazy place) I have to believe men who aren’t connected to the royal family have many civil rights abuses also as according to the world almanac Saudi Arabian women outlive Saudian Arabian men by 4 years (77.3 vs 73.3). At least we don’t have men groups going over there.

adam6275 on October 25, 2007 at 5:30 pm

In Laura’s defense, note this quote from the article:
“At the end of the meeting, Amoudi presented Bush with a gift from the group — a black head scarf adorned with two pink ribbons stitched on the sides. Bush draped it over her hair briefly as the women beamed and moved in closer for photos.”
She was being gracious: she’d been given a gift and put it on briefly for the women.

iwritethebook on October 25, 2007 at 6:50 pm

Are you tired of the pandering by American politicians kowtowing to the Saudis, elect a Jew like me and I guarantee it will no longer be the case.

warpmine on October 25, 2007 at 7:08 pm

With both parties so willing to sell us out, what’s an infidel to do?

kevin on October 25, 2007 at 8:59 pm

I blogged about this issue, why it is wrong on so many levels, and especially why it is so counterproductive for women’s health here:
http://1389blog.com/2007/10/25/head-coverings-and-cancer-laura-bush-sells-out/

1389 on October 25, 2007 at 9:44 pm

Hello
Bush is the Realtor for the saud’s.
Great commission checks flow from this!
And, if you really want to feel the pain, go to Amazon. And, look for CRAIG UNGER’s HOUSE OF BUSH/HOUSE OF SAUD.
Yes. Printed in the USA. We have First Amendment Rights. NOT printed in England. The saud’s “threatened.”
Laura? She used to host Bandar’s “nice parties” when he was a saudi ambassador to DC.
Yeah. Glad you stayed tune long enough to know the white house lies.
And, Laura Bush looks UGLY in her head schmata. But for the saud’s? She’s willing to muss up her hair-do.
Yet, ya know what I think? George Bush is laying eggs.

Carol_Herman on October 25, 2007 at 10:42 pm

Hey, what you don’t know, though; is that as soon as these women reach a private flight out of saudi arabia; out comes the booze. Off goes the tablecloths.
You should see what they buy in Paris!
Someday? BLOW BACK.
Because even if you can fool lots of Americans, there are arabs cross-eyed with hate at the wealth. And, the “squandering.”
Squandering, because they can’t get their hands dirty on the filthy rich stuff.
BLOW BACK. I hope some day it’s the real bitch.
While ya know what? Bush will have to mud wrestle Jimmy Carter for last place among our presidents. Does it help if his Poppy is there? Adding weight?

Carol_Herman on October 25, 2007 at 10:46 pm

“People here think, you have cancer, you die. They don’t screen early, figuring, if I’m going to get it, that’s God’s will. ”
Not the kind of God I’d want to follow.

Bill Petty on October 26, 2007 at 9:02 am

    Jus passin by whyl searching for pics to wank off to ur ex-prez daughter. Gotta say, any1 reading your propagandist shit won’t feel sorry for you Yanks at all. If anything, it explains why ur the number one target for terrorism.Wit that shit, y wud any1 feel upset ova 9/11 for u as a nation? Was a US inside job anyway. You thick Yanks, so glad ur now just our far-related cousins n nothing more. We Brits gt in trouble the day we helpd u wit ur bloody wars. U drag every1 down. Hope u all get blown up my a nuke. Anyways, nyc legs that ex-prez’s lil girl. Wnt mind shagging the shit out her brains n cumming on ur flag. LOOOOOL UK>US

    Fuck u US (n JEW) fags on June 2, 2010 at 8:30 pm

iwritethebook,
Regarding your lame defense …
Why be gracious when you’re given a controvesial gift — one that represents women’s inferior status according to Islamic law?
Just smile and set it aside — to be disposed of later. That’s sufficiently gracious.

LoneRanger on October 26, 2007 at 12:56 pm

What was she thinking! We don’t cow tow to the Middle Eastern ways – we annihilate them. The west has evolved, obviously, the middle east has not. To save our way of life we need to eliminate all of this backwards culture.

redwhiteandblueiam on October 27, 2007 at 1:29 am

you’re right. Women will only be free when they are free to go naked at all times. Debbie — you first. How about some boobies for us? Prove you’re not oppressed by the patriarchal Man.

Egypt Steve on October 28, 2007 at 5:04 pm

I had no idea! Wow, I feel cheated!

Laughing Maggie on December 23, 2010 at 10:40 am

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