Sunday, June 10, 2007

American woman oppressed by religion


AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis; caption

If it was a big deal when Nancy Pelosi wore a scarf in Damascus, you'd think it's a big deal when Laura Bush wears a veil in the Vatican. Unless there's a different media standard for Islam and Catholicism. Say it ain't so!

UPDATE 5 JULY: Powerline's "Trunk" notes that the Islamic scarf-wearing extends to top White House staffers, although he doesn't make any link to the right-wing outrage over the Pelosi scarf.