Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni during their joint news conference in Jerusalem, July 24, 2006. (Oleg Popov/Reuters)Full recovery, just as I predicted/hoped with all my heart. So:
Now you may relax! Everything is totally hunky-dory over there! I don't know about you, but an epic bad-hair day of these proportions doesn't happen very often in Condiland, and I've never seen one this bad so mercilously exposed by the Condirazzi. What a rare delight today has been! But I'm sure you want to know what happened earlier today, when Condi's hairdo was so thoroughly disrupted. Well, it turns out I know my Condoleezza Hairdo Perils™ pretty well, because I suspected the cold hands of a helicopter rotor behind the madness, and sure enough:
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice salutes a US Marine as she walks towards a helicopter upon her departure from Beirut after meeting with Lebanese officials. Rice held crisis talks in Middle East at the start of a high-stakes mission to try to end the conflict in Lebanon, where deadly violence raged on for the 13th straight day.(AFP/Nicolas Asfouri)So, yes, you may go back to your families, your loved ones, and rest assured that the Condoleezza Hairdo Alert System works.
And finally, can I bring our beloved giantess Ursula Plassnik into this? If we've learned anything from Ursula, and Condi should have, too, it's the value of a good scarf. Oh, Condi, TSK! Accessories are not only your friends, but sometimes they're your protectors!