The walking P.R. disaster who is PakistanÂ’s president canÂ’t get a break. Nor should he, since he is a dick AND a weasel. I hate to throw two slang references to the male anatomy in the same paragraph, but damn Gina…if youÂ’re going to front like youÂ’re cold-blooded, have the balls to follow through with that unwise approach. Pervez, denying that you made a heartless comment which the entire world heard is only soiling the bed you made and have to lie in…no pun intended.
Care for some background, in case you’re just joining us?
Almost two weeks ago, I posted that the clue-free President of Pakistan was staying at the Roosevelt Hotel in NYC and that a protest was planned outside of it, to shame Mushie into owning his countryÂ’s pathetic approach to human rights for women. Later, I blogged about his sputtering reaction to the vocal horde outside his temporary Manhattan quarters.
As the human rights and women groups protested outside the Roosevelt Hotel against the treatment of rape victims in Pakistan, Gen Musharraf said that such protests should be held in and not outside Pakistan.[link]
Well, today he got his wish.
Hundreds of women have demonstrated in Pakistan demanding the country’s president apologise for controversial remarks about female rape victims…[BBC]
“Controversial” is too kind. The Pakistani Prez spewed some of the most insensitive words regarding rape since Clayton-inserted-foot-in-mouth-but-sadly-did-not-choke-to-death-Williams’ infamous comment 15 years ago, during the Texas Gubernatorial race, when he compared bad weather to a sexual assault:
“as long as it’s inevitable, you might as well lie back and enjoy it.” [wiki]
Yeah. Those silly rape similes are tricky. We shouldn’t focus on THAT, though. He’s such a good guy:
Gen Musharraf..insisted his government supported womens’ rights.[BBC]
His government supports women? I’d consider believing it but Mushie and I have trust issues– after all, now he furiously denies making any nasty comments. Sigh. It’s too bad that the Washington Post, whom he made his thoughtless statement to in the first place, has proof of his idiocy on tape (thanks Manish); hear it at 8:25.
the Washington Post has since made an audio recording of the interview available on its website…Gen Musharraf was interviewed by the Washington Post while in the US on 13 September. He was quoted as saying: “You must understand the environment in Pakistan. This has become a money-making concern.[BBC]
“A lot of people say if you want to go abroad and get a visa for Canada or citizenship and be a millionaire, get yourself raped.”[BBC]
Speaking of balls, would that other world leaders were as stand-up as this guy:
The remarks prompted an official protest by the Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin.[BBC]
Today, you got the protests IN Pakistan which you asked for, Mr. President. Two weeks ago, you told the Washington Post that you’re all about “emancipating” and “empowering” women. Well? What’ll it be? Now’s the time to put up or shut up.