In this photograph provided by FOX News Sunday, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice talks about her recent trip to the Middle East during the taping of the show Sunday, Feb. 25, 2007 at the FOX studios in Washington. Rice said the U.S. would hold direct talks with Iran if Tehran suspended its nuclear program. Iran's president, however, pledged to move ahead with enrichment activity that Washington contends masks weapons development. (AP Photo/FOX News Sunday, Freddie Lee)
As a special, extra-glittery treat, click the above picture to experience the thrill of Condi energetically cuddling her softball-sized, spherical, invisible friend! Yay! Note: she wasn't really that green, but the lighting was really terrible. Why does Fox News hate Condi?
And this Obama guy? Heck, he's black enough for Condi, so he's black enough for you. What's that, you say? A member of the Bush Administration praising a Democrat? Don't worry, she wimped out at the last minute, no doubt saving herself lots of mean comments in the hallways at work:
Despite her praise, Rice ducked when asked whether Obama had the experience to be president.
"Oh, I'm not going to make that choice," she said. "The American people are going to make that choice."
Way to dodge that bullet, Dr. Ferragamo, but does that mean that she doesn't vote? And what else did Condi do this weekend before returning to Washington on Sunday to make the rounds of the morning shows? I'm guessing Peter MacKay. Here they are on Friday:
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, left, chats with Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Peter MacKay, right, before they start the Security, Prosperity and Partnership meeting in Ottawa, Friday, Feb. 23, 2007. (AP PHOTO/CP, Fred Chartrand)
So Saturday must have been their luv day, one which they no doubt spent wandering around Ottawa, visiting local chain coffee outlets and creating buzz in that quaint, primitive land. Whenever she goes to Canada, it's like a fairy tale*, don't you think?
And, finally, it's always exciting when the Diplomatrix discusses her own personal religious views, as noted by the Washington Post:
Responding to tough comments from Russian leaders about the United States and its missile defense plans, Rice showed she's a policy wonk at heart. A scholar of the Soviet Union, she dismissed the idea that a new Cold War is brewing. "I used to do this for a living, arms control -- you know, how many warheads could dance on the head of an SS-18," the intercontinental ballistic missile.
*Speaking of fairy tales, I'm so pleased that El Laberinto del Fauno, easily one of the best films I've ever seen, won three Academy Awards last night. It's too bad that Guillermo del Toro didn't win one himself, but it's a rarity that anything even vaguely fantastic is recognized.