Sunday, June 10, 2007
Laura Bush "Veils" for the Pope
Here's a photo (courtesy the White House) from W. and Laura Bush's meeting yesterday with Pope Benedict XVI. Can you imagine the uproar if Laura donned a headscarf to meet an Islamic leader?
It reminds me of the story of Oriana Fallaci's (first) interview with Ayatollah Khomeini, which ended abruptly when she ripped off her chador, calling it a a "stupid, medieval rag." Can you imagine what might befall someone who dared pull such a stunt on the Pontiff? (To his credit, Christopher Hitchens, who reports on the Fallaci story, would support such an action. Khomeini reportedly found it amusing.)