The Department of State has strongly condemned the stoning of a woman by Taliban militants. The reason? She was seen in public with a man.
As of this writing, Sakineh Mohammadie Ashtiani, age 43 and mother of two children, was slated to be buried up to her chest so Iranian men could throw medium sized rocks at her as a punishment for alleged adultery, a ritual act called stoning.
What’s worse: Adultery or hypocrisy? Campbell Brown of CNN raised this question Wednesday on her show in
regard to Republican Senator John Ensign’s affair. My vote is on hypocrisy, a particular speciality of the Republican right.