Austria's Foreign Minister Ursula Plassnik addresses the 61st General Assembly of the United Nations at U.N. headquarters in New York September 21, 2006. REUTERS/Keith Bedford (UNITED STATES)It's hard not to be disappointed by Ursula's lack of neckwear, but the linebacker-like Diplomatrix more than makes up for her scarflessness with a dazzling display of oversized, woodcut-style foliage on her... blouse? Dress? What is that? I love you, Ursula.
Also, you know how we have our Condibot, the ultra-advanced, nearly lifelike Condoleezza simulacra which sometimes stands in for the real thing? Well, did you know that the Netherlands totally ripped us off and have a Benbot? Or, rather, a Ben Bot:
Austrian Foreign Minister Ursula Plassnik (L) and her Dutch counterpart Ben Bot talk during a European Union foreign ministers meeting in Brussels September 15, 2006. The Ministers debated on Friday whether to engage with an emerging Palestinian national unity government after the United States said it opposed lifting an embargo on contacts and aid. REUTERS/Yves Herman (BELGIUM)And, again, try not to get too sorrowful about Ursula's repeated neglect of her traditional scarfage. I have faith that as the weather gets colder and colder, the affable giantess will bust out all of her glorious powercravats.