“I will say that I told them [the Muslim women in the meeting] that I had always felt like they were closed to me, that I wouldn’t be able to reach them because of the way they’re covered, and one of the women said to me — she said, ‘You know, I may be all dressed in black, but I am transparent.’ … I think we all have these stereotypes of each other, Americans and Arabs, and it’s a really good thing to be able to break those stereotypes down and get to know each other.” — First Lady Laura Bush, explaining on Fox News Sunday why she wore a hijab on her recent tour of the Middle East (Huffington Post)

Her husband wore a yarmulke when standing at the Kotel in 1998.