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!