Power-shopping duo and Best Friends FOREVER, March, 2005
Anyway, I was thinking about all that (I do that a lot. I just sit there quietly, thinking about Condi and her pals) before even seeing this article. So how is that silly "listening tour" going anyway? Let's listen in:
Mrs Hughes said she looked forward to the day that Saudi women would play an active role in civil society and quoted Laura Bush, the first lady, as saying a bird can’t fly if one wing is broken. America hoped Saudi women will “spread your wings”, she said.Neato, Karen! You're doing a heck of a job!
Students and teachers lined up at the microphones to express in perfect English their indignance at the stereo-typing of Saudi women as living in a closed society, unable to work or drive or vote. They also slammed the US media for spreading such an image, notably one Oprah Winfrey show that they said presented a Saudi woman beaten by her husband together with the message that theirs was a country to be avoided.