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Monday, September 26th, 2011

Women Can Vote But Still Lose Their Heads

Monday, September 26th, 2011

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia granted women the right to vote last week although they still may be beheaded for adultery – and are not permitted to drive (Thank Allah!). In that country, women are strictly segregated at schools, restaurants and even lines at fast-food takeouts.  They must also have their faces covered in public.

Historians have noted that Abdulla, 87, may want to be remembered as a champion of reform despite being an absolute monarch for decades. There’s little chance of that since his government has promised women  rights before but changed it’s mind.  A more likely reason for reform is the “Arab Summer” which has toppled despots in Egypt and Libya.

I have a question.  On election day, if women are covering their faces at public polling places, who knows who really is voting and how many times?

Bush and King had an “oily” relationship.