Thursday, July 20, 2006

Matching Armchair Roundup

You know, one of the things I love about Condi is that sometimes she's moving so fast she appears to be sitting perfectly still. Does that make sense? Errr... well, anyway, the matching armchair photo-op stage at the State Department has been totally busy again lately. Let's see who has been lucky enough to sit there! OK? OK! So these first two are from yesterday:

U. S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice , right, meets with Belgian Foreign Minister Karel De Gucht at the State Department Wednesday, July 19, 2006 in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
He seems like a nice man, and it's probably a nice break for our heroine to get to chat with somebody who, like, totally doesn't matter right now. He's just, you know, a nice guy from that country that makes Tintin comics, OK? Next!

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice shakes hands with New Zealand's Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters, left, at the State Department on Wednesday, July 19, 2006 in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
See what I mean? New Zealand? OMG, because there's, like, WAY important things happening there right now! OMG, I heard some sheep got abducted by abortionists or something! But seriously, Condi needs to meet with these people or else they start thinking she's all uppity and thinks she's better than them, but she's totally not like that!

But the day before yesterday was a toughie:

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (R) speaks with Maronite Patriarch of Lebanon Nasrallah Sfeir at the State Department in Washington July 18, 2006. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts (UNITED STATES)
Hmmm, this guy doesn't look even nearly as fun as the hot Lebanese action Condi had a few months ago, does he? Do you think she had fun meeting with this robey-guy? Well, you tell me:

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, seen here on 18 July 2006, will look to make up for lost time next week on her debut at Southeast Asia's top security forum, after dismaying regional leaders last year by staying away.(AFP/File/Jim Watson)
And you know what's really sad? That caption was written two days ago, and now it looks like Princess Ferragamo is totally not going to get to go to that party in Korea! That's so not fair!

But anyway, whew! It's a busy Condi week, isn't it? I don't know why she's so busy; is something, like, superimportant going on right now? That soccer thingy is over, so I know that's not it.

PS: Pssst, Condi! Um, can you get do-overs on your eyebrows? I'm just saying.

6 comments:

Adam said...

Sparkle Pony, dear Sparkle Pony, did you recognize the resemblance between some of La Rice's interlocutors and our American "celebrities"?

1) Belgian Regis Philbin
2) New Zealand Jonathan Winters
3) Lebanese Hulk Hogan

That tight facial close up...wow. She looks like a Mean Girl in a high school cafeteria, ready to throw down with a cheerleader who was stupid enough to scuff her newest pair of strappy sandals. Only, I imagine it's the North Korea, Iran or the Middle East in general that stepped on her toes in the lunch line, and now she's brooding heavily over ways to "bring it."

samael7 said...

I totally heart her blue shiny suit!!!1!! <3 <3 <3 !

She looks so much more sparkly with that suit. And she even seems happier.

*gasp*

You don't suppose she got some last night, do you?

Anonymous said...

Sparklest of Ponies,

What comes through when viewing Kondi's visage -- at least as displayed on the mug shot shown on your blog today -- is not (permit my observation, a mere addendum to your usual wisdom) a question of eyebrows as of a certain meanness of demeanor which although not demeaning suggests a kind of innate nastiness. To be sure, some see in Condolence's not-infrequent "smiling" in public (i.e., showing her Madonna-like gap between her front teeth) a certain all-American "niceness" (although her mouth reminds of the frontal openings of creatures in the sci-fi film "Worms," ready to consume all through their facial orifice and then, snake-like, digesting them all the way down through the alimentary canal), but if you look at those alligator eyes long enough you cannot but help associating them with those of another parochial, ambitious thug -- no one else but Richard Milhous Nixon, who your younger admirers (and I am sure there are zillions of them) perhaps are not familiar with, lucky 'em...

isabelita said...

Huh. Perhaps Tricky Dick was reborn into Condi's shell...

Anonymous said...

I don't think the Maronite Patriarch does hands.

Anonymous said...

As a younger admirer, I can say that I am familiar with Richard Nixon even though I wasn't even a twinkle in my parents' eyes when he was in office.