Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speaks during a news conference at the State Department in Washington, Monday, Jan. 8, 2007. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)I'm going to be optimistic and hope that it's just one of those weeks where Monday and Tuesday are boring, but then by Thursday Condi's being photographed with Muppets and greeted at the airport by Falcon-wielding locals. But anyway, maybe this is a good opportunity to catch up on some noteworthy recent Condinews:
- The best rumor EVER is that mopey, unpleasant Dick Cheney may be sent out to pasture and replaced with... Condi! And that's why Negroponte jumped to the State Department, so that he could take Dr. Ferragamo's place as Secretary of State. Can you imagine Vice President Rice? OMG, if that were to happen, it would have a tremendously positive impact on the Pink Pony, so I'm all for it. I can't decide whose version of the rumor I prefer, though: Comedy Central, who reported it as a joke, or the New Republic, who reported it for reals.
- Smarmy Europeans said mean stuff about Condi! The nerve!
- Condi announced today that some guy named Zalmay got, like, a new job, but everybody already knew that so instead of wasting the real Condi's time, they sent the Condibot (see above) to deliver the news.