Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, right, meets with Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul at the State Department in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)Mom: Have you noticed how Condi crosses her legs?
Me: [laughs] Oh yes, I've noticed. Kinda spastic-akimbo.
Mom: And she's going to the Middle East and places like Indonesia, and she's throwing her legs all over the place! You know who she should look at?
Mom: Nancy Pelosi. Nancy Pelosi knows how to sit. Condi should get lessons from her.
Me: Mom, I don't think that's going to happen.
But is my mother right? Of course she's right:
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi meet in Baghdad, Friday Jan 26, 2007, in this image released by the Iraqi Government. Pelosi has been a sharp critic of the Bush administration's conduct of the war and has led a drive in Congress against sending 21,500 more troops to the effort as part of a new security crackdown in Baghdad. Man in the center is an unidentified translator. (AP Photo/Iraqi Government)