Thursday, March 16, 2006

Condi's Aussie Hatastrophe

United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (C) is welcomed by an honour guard as she arrives to visit the crew of the USS Port Royal guided missile cruiser at a naval base in Sydney March 16, 2006. Rice began a three-day trip to Australia. REUTERS/Will Burgess/Pool
Condi got to visit a ship today! I'm assuming these guys are thrilled to be in her presence, or maybe they're just thrilled to be far, far away from her bloody little 'do in Iraq. Who knows? In any case, somewhere along the line she was behatted:



And that put her in a kinda awkward situation, because, you know, once you've got that hat on, you know what comes next, right? Hat hair! The only solution is to just keep the dang hat on until it can be properly removed by trained professionals in private, away from AFP and Reuters' greedy lenses. But this can lead to awkward moments:



OMG, doesn't Condi's chicken lunch look simply divine? But notice how they're all staring at her, wondering, "Dang, we take our hats OFF when we're indoors eating; what's her problem?" Alas, Condi ate the chicken, but she didn't have time to eat any squid, if you know what I mean, so it was time to go and get that hat removed:




Later, as we'll see, the extrication of the hat was a complete success, making a change in the Hairdo Alert System™ completely unnecessary. That was a close one!

11 comments:

Shelly said...

Sparkle hooves...now we know that Condi looks so very vogue in a hat...photoshop some more interesting Condi-hat shots...
maybe a turbin or maybe a little pill box thing...(very Jackie O.)

She looks delicious in anything!
Keep up the good Condi-bloggin!

Lulu Maude said...

Aw, anyone knows that it's perfectly okay for ladies to wear hats in places of worship... and a war ship is clearly a place of worship in the Bush Administration.

Let us pray.

Shelly said...

yup lulu...lots of people on their knees on those floating fortresses.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Get a load of the 3rd photo, where the female swabby is glaring at her in the mess hall.
I think it's because Condi insisted on sitting so close to her. Condi's Drakkar Noir cologne must be bothering the lady sailor.

dusty said...

At least her handlers had her wear an outfit that didn't contrast with the hat..yippee!

PwapVt said...

but she didn't have time to eat any squid, if you know what I mean,

I know exactly what you mean. I'd put in for hazardous duty pay.....

Karen Zipdrive said...

Wait one second- she's not in the military or the Secretary of Defense- why the hell are those sailors saluting her?
Since when are civilians saluted?
Someone should ask Generalissimo Bush about the protocol.
Ha. Like he'd know.

Kiki, aka Esri said...

I don't. I don't know what you mean.

Squid....?

Time for a trip to the slang dictionary.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Kiki/esri, I don't know either but by using the context, I think it might be similar to bearded clams.

Princess Sparkle Pony said...

Oh, sorry... "Squid" is a slang term for "Navy guy".

Green Zombie said...

I served on the Port Royal back in 1993-1998. Oh, how the mighty has fallen. They would have had me hidden far away from her, that's for sure.