Kosovo President Fatmir Sejdiu, left, and the Kosovo Prime Minister Agim Ceku, right, meets with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice , center, Monday, June 19, 2006, at the State Department in Washington. AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)OMG, were you having Condi withdrawls? I sure was, but today was a bustling Condiday bursting with activity and superimportant meetings and pressers and, oh, just oodles and oodles of cuddles 'n' frisky shenanigans for everyone! And she wore a shiny, pretty purple suit! But right off the bat we've got a problem, seen above, because La Rice isn't accustomed to meeting with two heads-o-state at once so there goes the classic matching armchairs set-up out the window. Look, you can see it peeking out coyly from behind them! I mean, what was the State Department going to do? Put the guys in the chairs and plop Condi on the flower arrangement? Only in our dirtiest, most glitter-addled dreams, my dear Pony Pals™. I would also like to know why Kosovo needs both a President and a Prime Minister. Like, WTF? Hungry for titles much? Plus OMG they're totally dressed twinsy-style.
So anyway, then it was time for an exciting dueling-podiums double-header. First up, some guy from Spain:
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (R) and Spain's Foreign Minister Miguel Angel listen to a question during a joint news conference at the State Department in Washington June 19, 2006. REUTERS/Yuri GripasAnd, hooray! Yuri Gripas! He always catches Condi and her pals at their warmest. Errr, but that guy doesn't look like very much fun, does he? I don't think he likes Condi very much, do you? Oh well, it doesn't matter because next, YAY, we have a girl playmate for Condi:
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (R) speaks as Poland's Foreign Minister Anna Fotyga listens during their joint news conference at the Benjamin Franklin room of the State Department in Washington June 19, 2006. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas (UNITED STATES)I think she looks pretty nice, I guess, but can you say dueling helmets? Can we talk about Condi's hair for a second? I mean, that's just kinda congealing on her head; hardening, like she's growing a carapace or something. OMG, ew, I'm totally freaking myself out.
But Dr. Secretary's day didn't start off on such a fun skip-around-and-say-hi foot because she had to say goodbye to one of her pals, unwanted moderate Deputy Robert Zoellick:
Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick (R) announcing his resignation during a news conference with US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (L) at the US State Department in Washington, DC.(AFP/Karen Bleier)Our gal knows how to drop-kick a guy out of the room with style, doesn't she? Good riddance! Sure there's always room for combovers in the State Department, but more to the right, please.
And on a final note, imagine what it means when a man like Robert Zoellick is called a moderate.