“Laura Bush forcefully dismissed conservatives who attacked her for wearing a Muslim headscarf during her visit last week to the Middle East” on Fox News Sunday.

The first lady responded, “Oh, you’ve got to be kidding me…[T]hey saw this as giving me a gift from their culture.”

Actually, the gift from their culture was four commercial jetliners crashing into the Pentagon, the Twin Towers and a Pennsylvania field.

I will say that I told them that I had always felt like they were closed to me, that I wouldn’t be able to reach them because of the way they’re covered, and one of the women said to me — she said, You know, I may be all dressed in black, but I am transparent.

And what they were saying to me is they want to reach out. They want American women to know what they’re like. And these women do not see covering as some sort of subjugation of women, this group of women that I was with. That’s their culture. That’s their tradition. That’s a religious choice of theirs.

No. Their religious choice is making the rest of us wear the shmatta. It’s the gift that keeps on giving.