Friday, January 06, 2006

Three of a Kind


U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, right, Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings, center, and Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Karen Hughes arrive at the day's opening session of the U.S. University Presidents Summit on International Education at the State Department, Friday, Jan. 6, 2005 in Washington. The summit is to encourage discussions with U.S. higher education leaders in strengthening international education and discuss the future of U.S. higher education in the global arena. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
Wow, Karen, Margaret and Condi all behind the same podium! It's like a wonky remake of Clueless. Or The Witches of Eastwick. OK, so obviously Glenn Close plays Karen, and Diane Keaton Reese Witherspoon gets to be Spellings. Who should play Condi? I vote for Wesley Snipes.

11 comments:

isabelita said...

Republihags are so ugly, inside and outside.

dusty said...

To play Condi ya need a helluva set of front teeth and Wesley doesnt have em.

the Alpha John said...

I think either Shawn or Marlyn Wayans could easily play Condi in a Republican remake. I'd love to see these three doing "Charlie's Angels". Their real life Bosley, Scott McClellan, would obviously be played by James Van Der Beek.

Karen Zipdrive said...

The Waynans boys are far too pretty to play the ape-faced witch.
I'll stick with Dionne Warwicke.
She does that 'angry face' just as well as Condi.

A. said...

Umm...given that we have choices of how we might describe and critique someone we don't care for, it's probably not a good idea to describe Condi as "ape faced." Interesting how many comments on this site and others betray racism and homophobic leanings (when someone is put in drag or made to resemble a woman as an insult, that's a problem, right?) -- consciously or not. And for the record, I'm a very left-leaning materialist feminist and a lesbian. I just have to wonder why so many bloggers take the easy way out and assassinate character (good 'ol ad hominem), rather than crtically reflect on ideas they don't agree with. A little consciousness raising here -- how consistent is it to use racism and call yourself a liberal? It's never acceptable, in any political climate, to resort to calling an African American woman, regardless of her beliefs, an "ape face." Surely we can do better.

I hope you'll retain this comment -- your mission is an important one, and can be accomplished without recourse to racism...intentionally or not! Thanks, A.

samael7 said...

The REAL important question here, however, is this:

Why is Spellings reaching into Hugh's pants, and what does she hope to find there?

Princess Sparkle Pony said...

Note to "a": Yes, I've noticed. No, I'm not censoring your comments or anybody else's (unless it's comment spam or obvious flaming).

And, yes, I think it's a bummer.

Princess Sparkle Pony said...

Actually, I take it back... I think I will start to delete comments I don't like. Heck, it's my blog.

another voice.... said...

Thank you A, we needed to hear your voice here. And Thanks Princess! for stepping up to the plate. The tone of things here was starting to be of concern for me too. I love what YOU are doing here--witty and wacky and right on--but seeing all that drunken nazi stuff--well, there's already too much of it in the world. Let the Princess stand for peace and justice.

Carlos Coyote said...

Dennis Rodman gets my vote to animate the Condibot.

z7q2 said...

After reading this I have this strange desire to see Condi play the part of a drunken lesbian Nazi in a Swedish film about the drama and heartbreak of off-shore fishing during WWII.

Something about seeing her in an uniform, on a dock, silhouetted against the ocean at sunset. Seagulls in the background. Running the tip of her riding crop through the hair of the blonde Swedish fisherman's daughter untangling nets while kneeling on the dock before her...

.. oh, sorry, I went away there for a bit...