President Bush, center, accompanied by members of his Cabinet, gestures while speaking in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2007. From left are, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman , Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten, Transportation Secretary Mary Peters, EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson, the president, Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy John Walters, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso Jackson, Budget Director Rob Portman, Education Secretary Margaret Spellings, obscured, and National Intelligence Director John Negroponte. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)I got momentarily distracted earlier today and let my attention wander to Condi's companion in her latest photo-op, something which rarely happens. But, hey, Robert Gates is a new starlet for this blog to cover, and the perky new Secretary of Defense is showing promise. I couldn't help notice that Mr. Gates appeared shorter than Condi... quite a bit shorter, in fact. Well, as you can see in the ghoulish shot above (besides possibly the densest concentration of evil on the planet), Gates is, in fact, teeny (yet perfectly formed!).
The best part of the picture, though, is
And, finally, Mary Peters' hairdo certainly requires intense investigation.
UPDATE: Pony Pal™ Matty Boy wants to share that this is the third picture in a row to show Condi protecting her ladyparts from her surroundings. Honey, do you want to talk about it? And now, suddenly, I wonder: has she been doing this all along, and I've failed to notice? Or is it something new? Have we stumbled upon her... cycle? Condi, oh Condi, why are you so afraid for your flower? Let it spread its wings and soar!