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/PoolCondi 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!