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Monday, April 25, 2005

The President & The Saudi Prince

President Bush met with Prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia today and tried to convince him to produce more oil so prices would drop at the pump. For all intents and purposes, the Prince nodded his head yes and then said no, we're rich, we have the oil, and we'll do whatever we want.

Considering how ineffective the discussion was destined to be, it would have been nice if Bush had taken the opportunity to put his arm around the Prince and say, "Listen, while you're at it, you really have to stop treating your women like crap. You'd never know it from Nancy Grace, but women can and have done some amazing things, so it's time to knock off the second-class citizen stuff. It's the 21st century, for Allah's sake. And while I'm at it, how about doing something about those kids in the madrasses learning that America is the Great Satan and they should grow up hating us?"

It might not have changed anything in Saudi Arabia, but I bet it would have made Bush's flagging poll numbers go up.