A Blog by the Editor of The Middle East Journal

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Maybe He IS Listening to Me

Yesterday I posted about the anomaly of a woman in Saudi Arabia being sentenced to 10 lashes for driving just after the King had granted women the (limited) right to vote (in a couple of years) by remarking:
The King does not ask me for advice (well, not yet, anyway) and I doubt if he reads this blog, but this would be a real good time for a Royal Pardon, your majesty.
Unconfirmed reports are saying he's done just that.

Wise move, Your Majesty. So wise, I waive my usual consulting fee.

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