Assad could not have been happier because Syrian women, seeing a US
official confirming what their husbands, the Imams in the Mosques tell them, and
the society at large imposes on them through peer pressure will see in her
wearing a Hijab as a confirmation of the societal pressures they are constantly
under. No one will ever know how many women took the Hijab on after seeing
Pelosi wearing it. The damage Speaker Pelosi is causing with her visit to Syria
will be felt for many years to come.
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
The White House quickly pointed out Reid’s comments of barely four
months ago: “We’re not going to do anything to limit funding or cut off funds,”
he said then. And a White House spokeswoman lamented the “shifting sands” among Democrats over the war spending measure.
It’s clear Reid’s trying to send a message. But at the moment the troops are the ones getting sand kicked in their faces.
What a maroon.
Why are most madmen short and weird?
"He is president of the United States, not king of the United States," Senate
Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (Nev.) told reporters in his home state. "He has another branch of government, a legislative branch of government, he has to deal with."
The legislature has another branch of government to deal with as well. Yes, and Harry ought to remember that the legislature shouldn't lord over the people either even as they set themselves up as princes, passing their now hereditary seats to their children, wives and family members with rights and pensions now "appropriately" given to the new royalty.
Of course, if the Senate and the House make themselves the new Commanders-in Chiefs they might just get their purple togas. At last, Byrd might sigh, at last.
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary
Clinton of New York reacts to seeing and old friend during a
campaign stop at the National Education Association New Hampshire, in Concord,
N.H., Friday, March 30, 2007. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
This is joy? I won't even try to imagine her ashtray throwing angry.