So I emerged from my painting pit, to some strange news. I guess Rachael Ray was under fire yesterday over a scarf she was wearing in a recent Dunkin' Donuts ad.
Conservative pundit Michelle Malkin claimed the scarf resembles a keffiyeh, and symbolizes support for Muslim extremism and terrorism. Stranger still: She seemed to imply that unless you are 'clueless', you would have known better than to wear 'distinctive hate couture'.
I'll be honest. I don't know if keffiyehs are bold political statements. I don't know if they are offensive. I don't know much about them at all, sweeping me into the clueless department.
But I know a little about Ms. Ray: She may be loud. She may have saturated the airwaves with too much Yum-o. She may have found a way to foist canned tomatoes on planet Earth, sneaking them in 93.78397% of her recipes.
But covert terrorist supporter? Big political player? Pah-leese.
I'm filing this one under 'I have bigger fish to fry, frankly' category.
(I did google the snot out of the subject. I found pictures of 'conservatives' and 'liberals' alike in similar garb. Does anybody have anything credible to add? I'm curious.)