Thursday, November 13, 2008

Mrs Lula da Silva stands behind husband


I presume this is the Brazilian President's wife, I can't help thinking she is saying, "Holy Father, he is a good boy really, he has got his problems but...", or possibly she is asking if she can have a big white chair too.

9 comments:

Laurence said...

Did he do something wrong? Or is he just meeting Pope Benedict as Brazillian president?

M said...

"Lula, these black stockings, do make my legs look fat".

In partibus infidelium said...

Has my husband no manners, or any of the young men? Must a lady stand?

j jenson said...

Very poor show from the Vatican; they could have offered the poor woman a chair.

A Brazilian reader said...

This woman is the translator. Lula's wife isn't in the photo.

OBLATVS said...

The woman behind Lula is not his wife. Maybe the brazilian ambassador, a woman.
Fr. Clécio
http://oblatvs.blogspot.com/

alban said...

Dear Fr Blake,

I believe you are mistaken about the lady being the wife of the president. The lady in the photo with the exchange of gifts is, indeed, Mrs. da Silva. The one standing behind him at the desk has dark hair, a much thinner face and is not wearing the same shawl. Besides, it would have been a breach of diplomatic protocol to have Mrs. da Silva stand while her husand sat,and it simpy would not do.

Now, the questions is....who is she? (Probably the translator).

alban said...

Sorry, of course the word is "interpreter"; a translator deals with the written word. At my age, I tend towards carelessness late at night.

In partibus infidelium said...

Interpreter or not she is a lady and should have been given a chair.