U.S. Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice holds a Blackburn Rovers soccer shirt as she poses with British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw at the Ewood Park stadium in Blackburn, northern England, March 31, 2006. Rice is on a two-day tour to the region at the invitation of Straw. REUTERS/Phil NobleYou know, every once in a while I start to feel guilty about my endless fun-pokery (fun-buggery?) of La Rice. Thank goodness that she herself comes to my rescue to placate my tortured soul:
Speaking from a factory run by UK defence contractor BAE Systems this morning, Ms Rice said she was "delighted" to be visiting an area of the UK outside London, and said she was enjoying her trip, despite the protests.Here's a link to the article. And furthermore, this morning on the news, Condipal newscaster Barbara Harrison reported that Dr. Princess said the naysayers were "what democracy is all about."
She was not surprised at the strength of feeling about her visit, saying: "People have strong views, and I have no problem with people expressing those views. But I'm delighted to accept the opportunity to be here, and people have been very welcoming."
Awesome! I feel so much better now. So all you new readers sent here from Wonkette and elsewhere, welcome to Princess Sparkle Pony, the most democracylicious blog on the web!
Tons of pictures were taken... I'll do a roundup this afternoon!