Laura Bush’s Mini-Burka; any outrage from the Right?


Back in May, our friend Matt Cunningham wrote this in response to a link I posted of a Wall Street Journal piece and my post was titled “Scary Neocons.”

  • Maybe Ahmadinejad and the mullahs will renounce the the acquisition of nukes if Nancy Pelosi goes there and repeats her mini-burkha routine from the Syrian jaunt.


    Matt wasn’t alone; the right wing media blasted Pelosi for wearing a scarf/headdress they felt unbecoming of the third post powerful person in the US.  But last week, First Lady Laura Bush received almost no flak from the right wing press corps for this photo on her recent trip to the Middle East:


    So, any takers to criticize the first lady’s new veil?

      9 comments for “Laura Bush’s Mini-Burka; any outrage from the Right?

    1. October 28, 2007 at 9:46 pm

      whoa! she looks like an “islamo-fascist” !

    2. grouchomarxist
      October 29, 2007 at 3:26 pm

      Another reason the msm is so pathetic and the net rules.

    3. d'Anconia
      October 29, 2007 at 4:43 pm


      I’m pretty sure Matt wasn’t criticizing Pelosi’s burkha as much as where she was wearing it and what she was doing when she was wearing it.

      You and I both know that Pelosi’s Syria trip was the first big mistake of her speakership.

    4. Dan Chmielewski
      October 29, 2007 at 5:31 pm

      And the bigger mistake is Condi not even talking with Syria; no I don’t view Pelosi’s trip to Syria as a mistake and quite franly until this Republian administration actually starts admitting it made mistakes in the Middle East, criticism of Pelosi from the Right is a tad shallow.

    5. d'Anconia
      October 29, 2007 at 6:19 pm

      Get back to the subject Dan.

      Barbara Bush was not practicing appeasement with the leaders of a terror-sponsor state when she was wearing her burkha.

      Huge difference buddy.

    6. Dan Chmielewski
      October 29, 2007 at 7:09 pm

      You mean Laura Bush, don’t you? And Pelosi was not practicing appeasement but rather opening a dialog with a nation rather than declaring war on them. Diplomacy is much better than war, wouldn’t you agree? And God help us if we go to war with Syria while this administration is in charge. I’d say both women were showing respect for the traditions of Islam, the big difference, buddy, is that Bush is a Republican and Pelosi is a democrat. Hence, no outcry from the right wing.

    7. d'Anconia
      October 30, 2007 at 12:24 am

      Yes, Laura, forgive me for that.

      The definition of appeasement is giving into demands of an aggressor in order to avoid war. Yes I believe diplomacy is much better than war, but how ridiculous of a statement is that? I doubt anyone believes that war is preferable to diplomacy but the difference between us, Dan, is that I would have that war plan ready to go if/once diplomacy fails.

      I don’t disagree with you that Pelosi was showing respect for the Islamic tradition, but I do disagree that her visit was beneficial to United States interest or even her own interest as a matter of fact.

    8. 1frozenmigra
      December 30, 2007 at 12:30 pm

      Um…The First Lady was not acting in an Official role of a US LEADER (no matter how you left loons feel about Hillary and her great EXPERIENCE as being the wife of the President and all… just like suggesting Bret Favre’s wife could take over as the next QB for Green Bay if Brett gets hurt, cause she had experience being the wife and all….)

      Pelosi was over there as the DEMaGods leader…She even tried to make some sort of deal FOR Israel who stated she had no authority, no right nor was she asked to do so on their behalf……

    9. Dan Chmielewski
      December 30, 2007 at 12:46 pm

      Senator Clinton has been a US Senator longer the George W. Bush has been president; so she has exceptional federal legislative experience. As far as Pelosi goes, well a number of Republican senators and Congressmen have made similar visits; I guess they don’t have any authority, no rights either.

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