Politics & Policy

“We will call their grandfathers”

This is one of the single most telling anecdotes about VP Omar Suleiman. He and Mubarak have been fond of implying that only young people have been protesting, and that their parents should ask them to go home. Christiane Amanpour, god bless her, met Suleiman in the presidential palace, and pressed him on that: 

 When Ms. Amanpour pointed out that some young people have been joined on the streets by their parents, the 74-year-old Mr. Suleiman said: “We will call their grandfathers.”

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