Setbacks in the continuing crusade
Like all Christians, I enjoy reading about how Iraqi women are enjoying the sweetest fruits of American democracy: cosmetics. This, however, does not bode well for Our President's campaign:
This friend owns a small cosmetics shop where he sells everything from lipstick to head scarves. His apartment is located right over the shop so that when he looks down from the living room window, he can see whoever is standing at the shop door. G. inherited the shop from his father, who sold sewing materials instead of cosmetics. The shop has been in his family for nearly 20 years. Prior to the war, his wife and sister ran the shop, making the most persuasive sales duo in the history of cosmetics probably (the proof of this being a garishly colored neck scarf I bought 4 years ago and never took out of the closet since). After the war, and various threats in the form of letters and broken windows, G. began running the shop personally and in addition to cosmetics, he introduced an appropriately dark line of flowing abbayas and headscarves.Call it a hunch, but I've got a feeling in my bones that somehow John Murtha is to blame for this one.