Thursday, September 28, 2006

Back to the Classics

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (R) meets with Nepal's Deputy Prime Minister K.P. Oli at the State Department in Washington, September 28, 2006. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES)
I'm glad Team Condi has abandoned their experimental approach to photo-ops and has returned to the classic: the venerable matching armchairs. For new visitors to this blog, this is a perfect opportunity to introduce you to the matching armchairs phenomenon by displaying a pristine example containing all the elements in perfect proportional symmetry: a patterned rug, two matching armchairs, two flags, a centrally located, small and tasteful table which harbors a tasteful, understated flower arrangement and, in the background, a fireplace. It's like a zen poem, don't you think? It's so simple, really. Why can't they get it right in other countries? Well, folks, that's Condi's job, after all!

Oh, and I'm assuming Condi talked about just loads of important things 'n' stuff with the Nepallish guy.

And, Lordy, speaking of who's in with the in crowd, baby, well, let's just say misery loves company:

President Bush sits with Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as they host a working dinner with Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai and Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf at the White House, September 27, 2006. (Eric Draper/The White House/Handout/Reuters)
Can you feel the love? Love is all around!

8 comments:

Montserrat Nicolas said...

Miss Pony- Have you ever consider a analyzing the relation b/w 'shortness' of skirts and approval ratings? Just saying...

Tami DeTruth said...

Your Sparkleness,

As always, love you lots... but I noticed that the boom mic in this photo is hiding Ms. Rice's shoe. Coincidence or calculated? Could it be that the shoes are Payless specials that are carefully being hidden or is someone getting fired for such a faux-pas?

Princess Sparkle Pony said...

Tami, it's kinda blasphemous to even suggest that Condoleezza would ever lower an extremity into a Payless product. For shame! The shoes are visible in other shots in the series.

Believe me, though, I share your Condi shoe vigilance!

I chose this shot, though, because I thought the microphones added a touch of grandeur.

Lulu Maude said...

The mics look like giant bedroom slippers.

Anonymous said...

Wow- its all "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner" circa 06! Groovy!

franonymous

Karen Zipdrive said...

Those aren't boom mics- they are deluxe shoe buffers for Condi's pumps. She's obviously a multi-tasker.

Anonymous said...

Sparkle only Pony,

But Princess...why did you not miss, with all due respect, the absence of Don R the Princeton fascist wrestler...he's not there...Die odd man out. Princess darling: will he be out after the Nov elections? Enlighten us plebians...

Anonymous said...

Princess and friends: Did you see this?


http://www.opinionjournal.com/editorial/feature.html?id=110009020