Palestinians dressed as native Americans participate a protest addressed to visiting U.S Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice at the Hawara checkpoint in the West Bank town of Nablus Sunday, Jan. 14, 2007. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Sunday he opposes the establishment of a provisional Palestinian state in temporary borders, a key part of the U.S.-backed 'road map' peace plan. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh)Condi was soooo busy this weekend on her fabulous Mid-East jaunt. And what did she accomplish? She got photographed just tons! Sure, Donald Trump says she should be fired, but I'm sure all those AP, AFP and Reuters kids totally disagree.
When we last checked in, it was the Condi 'n' Tzipi show in Israel. Where did she skip off to next? Heck, I don't know. Would you believe Yahoo News has 40 pages of photos covering the last three days? Let's just have some random highlights. Here she is having an "updo" day and a matching armchairs moment with the King of Jordan:
A hotel room moment with the President of Egypt:
An awkwardly-wide dueling podiums event with the Egyptian Foreign Minister:
The photographer's attention wandered to some portraits on the wall while Condi was chatting with Palestinian President Abbas:
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And then, finally, she reported everything back to her masters:
Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal (2nd L) greets US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice upon her arrival at Riyadh airport in a handout photo from the Saudi Press Association (SPA). Rice met with Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah outside Riyadh on the latest leg of her regional tour. Photo:/AFPWhew! I think that's mostly it! That brings us up to this morning. As always, Condi had lots of hugs 'n' cuddles, people listened patiently (mostly) to everything she had to say, but nobody took her seriously. So it was a typical Condi weekend, but with working! Yay!
And the best part? She's traveling for three more days! OMG, stay tuned!