Thursday, July 20, 2006

Odd Couples of the Day

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (2nd R) and civil rights leader Rev Jesse Jackson (R) greet delegates at the annual convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in Washington July 20, 2006. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES)
That's funny, isn't it? See, it's funny because Jesse Jackson is African-American and I think I heard once that Condi is too, but she's... oh, never mind. It takes too long to explain. Trust me, it's funny.

But not as funny as this:

U.S. President George W. Bush waves to the press as he walks to the Oval Office with U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, July 20, 2006. Rice intends to travel to the Middle East as early as next week to press for a political solution that helps reduce fighting between Israel and Hizbollah guerrillas in Lebanon, her spokesman said on Thursday. REUTERS/Jason Reed
Oh, HAW HAW! Bush addressing the NAACP and bringing along Doctor Ferragamo as "street cred"? Now that is fucking hilarious!

UPDATE: I think Condi may have decided to go ahead and make it an official Black Pride day, something I'm sure she tries to do once or twice a decade year, and to commemorate the event, she allowed a real African to briefly stand near her:

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Sudanese Vice President Salva Kiir meet at the State Department, Thursday, July 20, 2006, in Washington. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson)

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bush: One of my best friends is black.

dusty said...

Whats funny is the Asshat-in-Chief thinks the NAACP will buy his bullshit.

Karen Zipdrive said...

In photo #3, please note Condi's hestitance to actually shake the big black man's hand.
Clearly she's worried that his extremely dark complexion will rub off on her hand, causing her untold racial dysphoria.

Karen Zipdrive said...

ooops, make that 'hesitance.'

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sleepyinsaudi said...

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Anonymous said...

I call your attention to Jesse Jackson's entry into the Plassnik International Scarf Competition. Let the Games continue...