February 25, 2009, - 11:26 am
By Debbie Schlussel
Ever since the story of OctoMom Nadya Suleman broke, I remained silent. So many people have written about this nutjob mother of octuplets, that I had nothing to add.
I might have written to point out that this family full of government dependents that cost taxpayers millions in Medicaid-covered NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) expenses are Palestinian Arab immigrants. I also wondered how she was able to afford all that plastic surgery–that terrible nosejob (her nose is way too small for her face) and continuing lip injections–while soaking the government. And I figured that she’ll also suddenly be able to come up with the money to get her 14 Palestinian kids matching nose jobs when they’re old enough.
But now Jimmy Kimmel has interviewed Ms. Suleman, and all questions have been answered once and for all, except how her Palestinian father, Edward Doud, got here to the States. Was his immigration legal, or did he come here originally on a tourist or student visa (and later apply for and get a green card after overstaying)?