Actor and Kennedy Center 2005 Honoree Robert Redford (R) chats with U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as they depart the gala dinner at the State Department in Washington December 3, 2005. (Mike Theiler/Reuters)Unfortunately, the above is the only photo I can find of our heroine last night (I think that Reuters caption has the date wrong) as she entertained Robert Redford at her pre-Kennedy Center Honors gala at the State Department, so important questions about that dress remain unanswered. Was it really as unflattering as it seems? Was Condi the first US Secretary of State to attend a function sleeveless? When they headed outside, did she have a little fur wrap, as the dress practically demands?
These are nagging questions on the eve of her trip to Europe, where she's going to tell the Europeans that what the United States does in Europe is none of Europe's business, and Europe should just BACK OFF, OK?
I wonder if they'll send Karen Hughes over next week for the mop-up?
EDIT: More pics!
Oh.... no, Condi, no.
No no no no no.
UPDATE: Here's a long article in today's New York Times about the Condibot, and it explains why she keeps getting greeted at airports by such unlikely types as falconers and Sumo wrestlers. I was wondering about that.
UPDATE 2: According to the Washington Post, the dress is an Oscar de la Renta.
UPDATE 3: Kid Rock was at Condi's reception, according to the NY Times.
I have rarely had to update a post so much! Are we all settled down now?