Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Catching Up with Condi: Monday


United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, delivers a statement following a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, not seen, at a Jerusalem hotel, Monday, Feb. 19, 2007. Bringing Israel's prime minister and the Palestinian president together, Rice was hoping to discuss major issues in general terms, hampered by an incoming Palestinian government that would not explicitly recognize Israel. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)


Clearly with a trip so meaningless yet filled with symbolically potent photo-ops, the Bush administration didn't want to hang it all on Dr. Ferragamo's diplomatic wiles, so that's where the programmable Condibot comes in superhandy. And as is clearly seen above, they combined the Condibot with the latest in blue screen technology to maximize its effectiveness. Bravo! I can't wait for the DVD to come out with all the extras 'n' outtakes. Yay! So anyway, she sat at a table with these two old guys and it was, like, a big deal judging from the number of flags:


In this photo released by the United States Embassy in Tel Aviv, United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, center, sits with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, left, and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, right, at a meeting at a hotel in Jerusalem, Monday, Feb. 19, 2007. Bringing Israel's prime minister and the Palestinian president together, Rice was hoping to discuss major issues in general terms, hampered by an incoming Palestinian government that would not explicitly recognize Israel. (AP Photo/United States Embassy-Matty Stern,HO)


I'm not sure what that thing in the middle of the table is, but you can safely assume that it contains approximately 5,000 microphones and, like, exploding poison capsules or something. Who knows? But anyway, here's the Big Daddy photo-op this was all leading up to:


United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, center, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, right, and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, left, shake hands at a meeting at a hotel in Jerusalem, Monday, Feb. 19, 2007. Bringing Israel's prime minister and the Palestinian president together, Rice was hoping to discuss major issues in general terms, hampered by an incoming
Palestinian government that would not explicitly recognize Israel.(AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

So... that's it! Middle-Eastern problems solved! Three people sitting at a table without audibly snickering achieved! Hooray for the versatile Condibot! Whew, what a trip!

7 comments:

Matty Boy said...

I know he's the prime minister of an important country, but when I look at Olmert, I think "This guy is a refugee from a Three Stooges short. His job is to get angry at The Boys and inevitably, pies will be thrown."

I know some are sensitive about criticism of Israel; heck, even the guy who brokered the Camp David accords is being called an anti-Semite, for pity's sake. But then I remembered that all the Stooges were of That Persuasion (all the good ones, anyway) so there shouldn't be a problem.

Not anti-Semitic! Yay!

Anonymous said...

So what's with the flag arrangement?


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Carmen Sutra said...

That thing in the middle is the guacamole and salsa dip she made special for the occasion but apparently her aides forgot the tortilla chips.

Sorcerer Mickey said...

The colorful object in the middle of the shiny table is there to conceal the fact that Condi's head doesn't cast a reflection.

samael7 said...

I thought the thing in the middle was some takeout from Sbarro.

gregg said...

In the handshake picture, the Condibot might as well have been a cardboard standup.

A cardboard standup really would have been cutting corners as far as expense is concerned, and also around her shoulders.

sleepyinsaudi said...

But, look at the top picture, and you can see two Condi-shadows eminating from the tips of her Ferregamos.

The yin and the yang, the wheat and the chaff, the good Kirk and the evil Kirk.

Oh, the duality!