She had a different print square for each Mideast stop, each coordinated with her suit. If only I could look so elegant entering a mosque; my head is usually swathed in some black swatch that has been crumpled into my bag.
You say I’m not giving the lady credit for jolting a failed Bush policy? Or I’m remiss for not denouncing her traitorous behavior in encouraging the enemy?
Endless legislators, both Democratic and Republican, including Sen. Arlen Specter (R., Pa.), have trooped through Damascus and met President Bashar al-Assad in recent months, with nothing to show for it. Ditto for this visit.
As for “aiding the enemy,” the arrival of such a high-ranking Democrat probably did reaffirm Assad’s belief he can sit Bush out and wait for a Democratic successor. But Assad was already wedded to a wait-’em-out strategy. The responsibility for that lies with the White House, not the speaker of the House.
But it has been a handy diversion for the Current Federal Administrator, whose finger breaks everything it touches.