Friday, July 21, 2006

Burgeoning Scarf Scandal DOESN'T Involve Ursula Plassnik

Oh sure, some of you read my posts about Condi's shoes, Ursula Plassnik's scarves, etc., and you think, "Tsk, that shallow pony. Fashion is meaningless. Accessories are meaningless. Scarves have nothing to do with diplomacy or politics."

And in response to my imaginary critics I say... Oh yeah? Then please explain to me why there's an explosive scarf scandal brewing in Spain? Hmm? Hmm?

See the picture above? That's Spanish Prime Minister Zapatero at an event on Wednesday. See the guy standing next to him? That's his impromptu wardrobe consultant:
A Palestinian participant placed the traditional Palestinian scarf, or kaffiyeh, on Zapatero's shoulders to be photographed with him.

Gustavo de Aristegui, spokesperson for the opposition conservative Popular Party (PP), called the photo "unfortunate" in the present Middle East situation. Sources of Zapatero's Socialist Party said he had not sought to be photographed in that way.

Aristegui accused the government of anti-Semitism and of applying a "double standard" in the Middle East.

See what I mean? Wear the wrong scarf and suddenly you're the next Hitler.

Oh, I feel so smug this morning.


Adam said...

Bad PM! Bad!

I think he just wanted to enjoy the fact that two reasonably hot guys (young Kevin Spacey at our left and Palestinian Jesse Metcalfe at our right) were squished up next to him. The smile says, "If you like accessorizing me with a scarf and taking a picture, I have some chorizo you might enjoy...right here in my pants."

Anonymous said...

Smugness becomes you, Princesse.........

Carmen Sutra said...

If I could attract hotties like that by putting on a scarf, I would don enough to make Isadora Duncan blush.

sfmike said...

Actually, you were the first person I thought of when the story hit the wires, Princess, and I can't thank you enough for putting up the picture of all those handsome menses.

As for, "Aristegui accused the government of anti-Semitism and of applying a 'double standard' in the Middle East," what was Zapatero supposed to do, grab a yarmulke fast so he could "wear" both sides? Maybe you need to do some Photoshopping, Princess, so you can create Peace in the Middle East.

Anonymous said...

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State Department interns

dusty said...

I love how you tie this all together..oops..wrong subject. Its not ties its scarves..hell, its late..forgive moi.

SeƱorita Gatita said...

Wear the right scarf, Princess, and you can do powerful things. A while back, Palestinian Ethnic was definitely the most elegant choice on the streets of Barcelona and Madrid & brought that nasty PP conservative government down and the Spanish boys & girls back from Iraq.

What can Ursula be up to?