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Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Stepford wife visits Stepford school

From Al-Hayat of London, via Counterpunch, via WIIIAI:
Egyptian Parliament member Hamdi Hassan demanded an immediate investigation into a report that the Education Department, in preparing for a visit by US First Lady Laura Bush to a school in Alexandria last week, replaced the administration and students of the entire school in order to present a better image to the visiting dignitary.
[Hamdi said] "It seems that the appearance of the school's original administrators and students would not have been appreciated by the US First Lady, as she would have seen poor faces obviously suffering malnutrition. Thus, Egyptian officials wanted her to see, instead, an administrators and children who looked better to prove that they have benefited from the traces of the generous US aid aimed at developing schools and the education system."
Laura was also impressed by the pyramids: "They looked so shiny and new!" Her recent visit to "Afghanistan" was probably just a stopover at some closed air base in Montana.

Bubble Boy and Bubble Girl really DON'T know what's going on in the world. It's just one big Truman Show for them.