Monday, February 19, 2007

Catching Up with Condi: Saturday


U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice gestures as she addresses the U.S. embassy staff in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2007. The success of a new security crackdown in Baghdad will be measured largely on how well the U.S.-backed government capitalizes on any respite of sectarian violence, Rice said Saturday, during an unannounced visit to Iraq. (AP Photo/Sabah Arar, Pool)


Now many would asume that the number of photographs taken of Condi on a specific weekend would be directly proportional to the amount of work she accomplishes during that time. But really, Pony Pals know that the photographs are the accomplishment, so that's a silly way to look at things. As you can see above, Condi brought her small, spherical, invisible friend with her to the Middle East, and she isn't afraid to brandish it from the podium.

But I know you're all anxious to know whether Dr. Ferragamo achieved the all-important matching armchairs requirement, and if enough Kleenex was available for her overworked nose. The answer, happily, is yes and yes:


U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, left, smiles during a meeting with the Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2007. The success of a new security crackdown in Baghdad will be measured largely on how well the U.S.-backed government capitalizes on any respite of sectarian violence, Rice said Saturday, during an unannounced visit to Iraq. (AP Photo/Sabah Arar, Pool)


But all was not flower arrangements and tissue boxes, because she also had to endure this woefully impoverished and unmatched triple armchair photo-op:


U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (C) smiles during her meeting with Iraqi President Jalal Talabani (R) in Baghdad, 17 February 2007. Rice on Saturday lauded early progress in a military operation against militants in Baghdad, but said Iraqis had to use this 'breathing space' to push ahead with reconciliation. REUTERS/Sabah Arar/Pool (IRAQ)


But, hooray, she also got to meet with some glamourous Iraqi gangsters in shiny suits:


U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice shakes hands with Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Deputy Barham Saleh in Baghdad February 17, 2007. Rice on Saturday lauded early progress in a military operation against militants in Baghdad, but said Iraqis had to use this 'breathing space' to push ahead with reconciliation. REUTERS/Sabah Arar/Pool (IRAQ)


And do you notice anything unusual about the above photo? Yes, it's the Condibot! The State Department has finally gotten confident enough to send the labor-saving device overseas! So with the Condibot and the genuine item on the same trip, no wonder the wire snappers are so busy!

Stay tuned for the Sunday wrap-up, featuring... Tzipi!!! (EDIT: Oops, Tzipi was on Saturday, too!)

11 comments:

Lulu Maude said...

Now she looks as if she's squishing the IF's little head.

It's so important not to take our stress out on our loved ones.

John said...

That first shot makes me think "Cond: now and forever!"

Or maybe "Jellicle Condi."

Edith's Friend said...

Yeah, I'm wth John -- "Phssst! Rrowrrrrrr!"

Matty Boy said...

The Princess is right! Labels are fun! Yay!

Not to be a backseat blogger, but should this also be labeled with "Condibot" AND "Klingon Condi" as well? Just asking.

And not just matching armchairs, but GIANT matching armchairs! Is someone else we know (and L-O-V-E-) visiting Iraq later?

z7q2 said...

Geez, Nouri gets his flag behind him, where's Condi's flag? Someone in the advance team needs a talking to!

isabelita said...

Her gesture in that top photo looks like a scrotum-squeezing motion.

Jess Wundrun said...

This morning my six year old was watching the news with me. Tape of Condi telling the Iraqis we would leave the country better than we found it. (Found it? that's a little offensive in diplospeak, methinks)

My daughter looked at me and said "I'm trying to hear what she says but I just can't stop staring at those big teeth".

A little sparkle pony pal in the making.

Anonymous said...

Isabelita,

Re scrota, pls see

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/patricia-zohn/scrotum-wars_b_41566.html

Matty Boy said...

This is the roughest we have seen Condi be (in public) with her invisible friend. I hope they have an agreed-upon safety word.

And then there's the pictures of Condi seated. Where are her hands? Do I have to say it?

Then I hit me: maybe, just maybe, when she is seated, the invisible friend is pitching and Condi is catching. This is what little she can do in self-defense without giving the whole thing away.

Jess Wundrun said...

Does anyone know my favorite camp song: The Scrotum Song?

Here 'tis:

Scro-tum, Scro-tum
S-C-R-O-T-U-M!
Scro-tum, Scro-tum
without it you would be a fem

It's shaggy! It's baggy!
It's covered with hair
What would you do if it wasn't there?
Oh, scro-tum, scro-tum
S-C-R-O-T-U-M!

Carmen Sutra said...

It's obvious from these armchair shots that the situation Iraq is even worse than we've been led to believe.

I mean, a random chair from someone's overly ornate dinette set in lieu of a fireplace? Where the hell are my taxes going?