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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Tony Blair's strange middle-aged sister-in-law takes up the veil, or hijab, or something and finally finds a way (so far) to stop drinking alcohol

Lauren Booth, half-sister to Cheri Blair, which makes her a half-sister-in-law to former British PM Tony Blair, has recently converted to Islam and wrote about the experience, where else, but in The Guardian?

One is left to wonder whether her conversion is based on religious conviction, or is her version of an extreme form of AA after a number of failed efforts when she writes, "In the past my attempts to give up alcohol have come to nothing; since my conversion I can't even imagine drinking again." (ed. OK, We'll see how long that lasts.)

Her new found warmth in the sisterhood has led her to the employ of Iranian fuhrer, Mahmood Ahmadinejad, where she works at Press TV, the Iranian state-controlled media organ that also employs bellicose ex-British MP George Galloway.

Evidently there is some history of mental instability in Ms. Booth's family. She is related to John Wikes Booth.

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