She’s got a crush on Mush

Many of his people detest him; many of them love him. Pervez Musharraf is no different from George W.Mahleej
Bush in that respect. But do any beauty pageant winners have a crush on Bush? I’m not sure. Perhaps Miss Crawford, Texas, does. Mush, on the other hand, is receiving a lot of love from a major league beauty.

Reigning Miss Pakistan World Mahleej Sarkari found time last week to write a post on Musharraf on the pageant’s website.

little note to the people of Pakistan. Going to international pageants
we have found out how much Musharraf is known to all beautiful young
girls, the beauty queens. Some have replied, ‘Oh yes, the general man (sic)’. While others have said ‘the man who rules Pakistan’," wrote Sarkari.

"Everything positive… I think personally Musharraf Sahab is very good-looking. Some Pakistani politicians may not agree with these gorgeous women.

know like Benazir, all men around the world thought she was a beauty,
similarly Musharraf is a hunk. He has enough charisma to have young
girls going nuts," goes the beauty queen’s post. [Link]

A hunk? So that’s why Condoleezza Rice wanted him to take off his uniform. I never realized that Mush could make young girls go nuts. I thought it was only the imams who went nuts.

As a heterosexual male, I can’t always tell which men are attractive. I know Brad Pitt and Hrithik Roshan are handsome, but I just don’t know why so many women go crazy over Harrison Ford and Matthew Perry. And now I’m even more puzzled about Mush. Is he really a hunk? And if so, do millions of young Pakistani girls go to bed gazing longingly at his picture on their walls? Do their knees get weak whenever they see the dictator/stud muffin on TV?

Sarkari said she would love to date Musharraf if
he asked her out. "Yes, any time… I likeMusharraf1_2
him a lot…," she told a
news portal. [Link]

Yeah, dating him would undoubtedly thrill her, but there’s just the little matter of his wife …

Sehba Musharraf: "I heard that you want to date my husband."

Sarkari: "Yes, he is such a hunk."

Sehba: "Hunk? Hunk of what? I don’t know what you mean."

Sarkari: "Hunk of burning love."

Sehba: "You’ll be burning if you don’t stop it!"

Sonia Ahmed, founder of the Miss Pakistan World
pageant, too is a huge Musharraf fan. On the pageant’s website, there
are several shots of beauty queens holding up Musharraf’s picture,
blowing kisses and saying, "We love you Mushy". [Link]

That’s something I never expected: a bunch of beauty queens getting mushy over Mushy.

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