October 26, 2007, - 1:38 pm

Schlussel Cited in USA Today Editorial on Mrs. Bush’s Hypocritical Hijab

By Debbie Schlussel
Check it out. USA Today, in a great–though not complete–editorial cites me on Mrs. Bush’s anti-sartorial non-splendorous Islamic headgear. I always love saying “I made USA Today, Today”:

Laura Bush Ends Up Wearing a Headscarf After All
We don’t normally cover women’s fashion, but On Deadline feels a special responsibility to share with you this photograph of first lady Laura Bush wearing a headscarf.
Last week, a White House spokeswoman told USA TODAY that Bush wasn’t required to wear a head covering during her trip to Saudi Arabia and other parts of the Middle East.
We ran a photo the other day that shows Bush with two women in cloaks. But blogger Debbie Schlussel says Bush did in fact wear a headscarf while visiting the Kingdom, and uses this official photo to prove her point.

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Alhamdillullah [Praise Allah], Mrs. Pander Claus

Has Arrived in the Islamist World

Someone who goes by the pseudonym siyamee posted another photo of the cloaked first lady on Flickr. Blogger dotsson posts a series of photos that ends with this sentence: “Tada! I wonder what the Republicans in Washington will make of this picture.”

The most interesting thing about this editorial was that when I clicked on the link to my site, I was forced to see a Dell computer ad first. Pretty sneaky . . . but not as sneaky as Mrs. Bush’s lying PR people who made a point to tell USA Today, last week, that she absolutely wouldn’t don the headgear of oppression . . . but then did for our Saudi perpetrators, er . . . “allies” in the War on Terror.
Thanks again to reader “greatcometof1577,” for that tip. Couldn’t have done it without you . . . or the rest of you, my highly-valued readers.my

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7 Responses

When oh when will the Bush’s and the Clintons go away and leave us alone? Did she leave her niqab at home?

Happiness Pursuer on October 26, 2007 at 2:15 pm

For some reason she looks younger dressed as a Muslim disposable womb thing. I recommend it full time.

poetcomic1 on October 26, 2007 at 7:45 pm

I loved that you called Mrs. Bush “Mrs. Pander Claus.”
Now, that we’re coming to the final year of Bush’s 2nd term, I see things actually sliding downward. In other words? The Saudi “veil” is actually drooping.
We’ve been exposed to the side-show. WHere you have the Army’s PR machinery dead set on taking down Foer. At TNR. Because Beauchamp’s article “wasn’t factual.” While Beauchamp, himself, was kept inaccessible to TNR. Whether on purpose or not? Whose to say. The PR leaking has been professional.
But like Irak itself, worth it?
We needed to spend $3-trillion to take off Saddam’s head? Did the Saud’s really think they’d gobble up the Mideast? Arabs can be very slippery. Of all the groups, the richest and the smallest are the Saud’s. And, then their cousins, the kuwait’s.
Bush sunk a fortune into this hole.
At least we know one thing. A burka is not the needle that when added to the haystack, makes the camel fall over.
We’re still watching this one. As if we had really big stakes in irak. Did not.
And, worse. Afghanistan has gone back into the opium business. Dangerous place. And, not one iota closer to giving up Poppy production.
Ya know? Israel went through a similar learning curve. Arik Sharon, in 1982 “went into Lebanon.” And, now? Doesn’t really want to go “into” anything that has lots of arabs.
Heck, even back in 1973; when Arik Sharon finally pushed the eygptians out of the sinai. He was “this close” to driving his tanks into Cairo. Golda Meir told him, though: NO!
Perhaps, that didn’t make sense, then. But now?
Baghdad doesn’t even have the potential of becoming a tourist trap!
At least, though, the makeup of the citizenry, doesn’t give the Saud’s the advantage. (And, yes, when we go home, I expect it will be the mess it deserves to be. As factions fight over the wealth.)
Like the Israelis, it’s gonna be an American lesson. That there are armpits worth staying away from. And, people who don’t belong in the White House! As if either party really delivers good choices.

Carol_Herman on October 26, 2007 at 9:05 pm

When oh when will the Bush’s and the Clintons go away and leave us alone? Did she leave her niqab at home?
Posted by: Happiness Pursuer at October 26, 2007 02:15 PM
Unless Tom Tancredo comes to White House, expect more of the same smooth-talking (remember Billy I-did-not-have-sex-with-this-woman Clinton?) deception to which Americans will fall hook-line and sinker.

Alert on October 27, 2007 at 4:17 am

We needed to spend $3-trillion to take off Saddam’s head? Did the Saud’s really think they’d gobble up the Mideast? Arabs can be very slippery. Of all the groups, the richest and the smallest are the Saud’s. And, then their cousins, the kuwait’s.
Posted by: Carol_Herman at October 26, 2007 09:05 PM
Take a close look and you will find that Bush Sr. after Saddam only to save his rich wahhabbi ‘friends and family’ in Saudi and Kuwait. With Bandar a part of Bush family, one wouldn’t be surprised if Bush family takes the Shahada.

Alert on October 27, 2007 at 4:23 am

I don’t doubt the Bush capacity for this. However, at the risk of sounding overly agnostic, do we really know that this hijab was not bought at Photo-shop?

gringoman on October 29, 2007 at 5:05 am

Well, and that’s the important thing, right – a mention in USA Today?

Lily Bloom on June 12, 2011 at 5:36 pm

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