Friday, December 01, 2006

A Great Divide

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, left, meets with EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana, right, during the Forum of the Future conference at the Dead Sea in Shouneh, Jordan, Friday, Dec. 1, 2006. (AP Photo/Mohammad Abu Ghosh)
It's been kind of a drab Condiweek, so all we're left with is this classic matching armchairs photo-op from earlier today. The body language really says a lot, though: Solana's hands are all, like, I'm trying to explain something over and over, but she just won't listen, while Condi's are totally, you know, I'm not listening, I'm not listening, you can't make me listen. la, la, la.

UPDATE: Oh, right... Condi got to talk with Katie Couric last night, and Katie was all, like, blah blah blah Iraq civil war, and Condi was all, OMG, it's not a civil war because the people there don't call it that, so today Think Progress goes um, Condi? Hello? Yes they do.

8 comments:

Jess Wundrun said...

Is there something in the fact that the "Forum of the Future" was held at the "Dead Sea"?

guru-On-A-Soap-Box said...

I think he STOLE her tribble and she's in a deep deep sulk.
Plus the tribble likes Solana better because he wears a cheaper cologne than Condi.

samael7 said...

What an uninspired matching-armchairs-and-flowers shot.

Those flowers look like someone picked them from beside I-75 and the armchairs look like they're used in blue- and green-screen F/X shots.

And the lighting? Hello? Condi looks even more like a paper doll cutout against that harsh white paint. They might have had something going on with that curtain, but even it droops as if to say, "I really couldn't be bothered."

Mr. Ghosh needs to talk to Mr. Gripas -- stat!

Lulu Maude said...

They aren't even nice chairs.

Talk about loss of US prestige abroad.

Princess Sparkle Pony said...

Samael, I am just bursting with pride to hear my readers discussing the minutiae of the matching armchair photo-op with such intelligence and precision. Bravo!

pissed off patricia said...

Next time we see her visiting a country they'll probably just drag out some of those green or white plastic chairs from Wal-mart. Probably won't even be flowers, just a pack of seeds or something.

Surely is a scale to grade on when her clothes look like prison garb and the chairs look like someone's grandma's stuff.

Oh Dear!

isabelita said...

Ooh, but look at those shiny gold lame drapes! Just like outta some whorehouse in Reno!

The Right Reverend Rabbi Judah said...

If you watch that interview with Katie Couric, you'll notice a cat that settles just past Condi's shoulder in the background, right when she's lying through the gap in her teeth about Maliki. Now that's some powerful mojo.