Thursday, June 29, 2006

Condi Hits Russia, but Who Cares?

Foreign ministers of the G8 countries and EU Commissioners, from left, front, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Aso, Austrian Foreign Minister Ursula Plassnik, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana, British Foreign Minister Margaret Beckett, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Italian Foreign Minister Massimo d'Alema, French Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy, Canadian Foreign Minister Peter MacKay, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and EU Foreign Policy Commissioner Benita Ferrero-Waldner pose for a group photo prior to the session in Moscow, Thursday, June 29, 2006. Ministers gathered here for talks expected to focus on the Iranian nuclear standoff as well as the situation in Iraq, where the killing of four Russian Embassy staff members has added tension between Russia and the West. (AP Photo/ Alexander Nemenov, Pool )
...because look who's in the upper left: Austria's towering stilt-walker of diplomacy, Ursula Plassnik, with her biggest scarf EVER! OMG, how much do I love that woman?

8 comments:

Karen Zipdrive said...

With Ursula on the scene, Condi looks like a Munchkin--even with the 4" stilettos.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Off topic, but where is your mugshot? I want to see that little crying face!!!

RussCinDC said...

Is Peter MacKay kind of a hottie?

Carmen Sutra said...

Frank-Walter is so excited to see Ursula that he's about to start jumping up and down!

And yes, Peter looks like a definite hottie in this photo. Maybe PSP should stalk him a bit as well.

samael7 said...

Ursula is the Tom Baker/Doctor Who of ministers. I bet she has a sonic screwdriver.

And I'll second (or third, or whatev) Peter McKay's apparent photogenic-ness. Granted, he doesn't have a lot of competition in the photo. Still, he looks like he'd make People's list of "25 Sexiest World Ministers" list pretty easily, if the others are any indication of the competition.

Anonymous said...

Ursula!

Please note Margaret Beckett being upstaged by literally everyone there, she's the ghostly pale figure just peeping out from behind one of the men...Jack would never have hidden like that, he'd be all over Ursula and Condi!

Carmen Sutra said...

For those wanting a closer look at Peter, he has photo galleries on his website:
http://www.petermackay.ca/home.htm

I couldn't find any Ursula-style swimsuit pics though.

dusty said...

Man..that scarf..its downright nasty..wtf is that woman thinking? Its big enough to make a friggin hammock out of it.