Um, might she have tied that scarf over her head because tradition and custom requires women to wear a head covering in religious buildings in the Muslim world? As a citizen ambassador of the
Had she been visiting the
Honestly, sometimes I’m just flabbergasted by the truly stupid things that “outrage” these idiots.
Years ago, when I lived in Germany, Americans associated with the U.S. government or military there were urged by our own government to consider ourselves citizen ambassadors and behave accordingly when we mixed with our German hosts. That meant doing our best to respect local customs and try – really try – not to be boorish assholes. While I was never required to wear a head-scarf there, it wouldn’t have bothered me at all. When I was invited to a German friend’s house for dinner, I found bringing my hostess a bouquet of flowers a delight. I also learned as much of the language as I was able and used it all the time, even when I got it wrong. My German friends were charmed.
It’s called “diplomacy,” birdbrains.
Pelosi isn’t the first American dignitary to put on a head-scarf while visiting the
Please. Can we get worked up over something worthwhile? Like ... the IQ level of the average wingnut?