Monday, February 05, 2007

State Dept. Resorts to Hiring Actors to Sit in the Increasingly Unpopular Matching Armchairs with Condi

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (R) meets with actor Don Cheadle, an activist against the humanitarian crisis in Sudan, in Rice's office in Washington February 5, 2007. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES)


Matty Boy said...

Be fair, Princess! We can't all be Michelle Kwan. And besides, Don is totally cute and he's even done commercials for the NFL, so he and Condi will have lots to talk about.

Observation #1: So much for Red Dress month.

Observation #2: Dueling body language. Don has lovely posture, but he's making it obvious. Look at the socks, baby! Guys you know don't wear socks like mine.

And Condi is leaning as far back as she can, and her left foot looks like it's trying to push the chair farther away, and the hands are over the lady parts. Standoffish, yes? But all she has to do is slide her right leg over the right arm rest, and suddenly she's a slut in a John Waters film.

But we know that won't happen. Poor Condi, over 50 and still playing hard to get. Will she ever be happy? Sigh...

Muscato said...

She does appear to be pulling away a little, almost as if Cheadle were having a little gastric problem or something; or maybe he's chatting about his career and brought up the subject of an upcoming film (Haiti - now there's a diplomatic triumph) or a previous one ("Rwanda" is not something to mention in public at State).

Do have to give the good doctor some sugar, though - she may be clenched and ladypart-covering, but that skirt has a mean slit, although its effectiveness is somewhat diminished by the fact that Condi's legs appear to have been replaced by Eleanor Roosevelt's.

samael7 said...

This song leapt to mind:

"In the white room with black curtains near the station.
Blackroof country, no gold pavements, tired starlings.
Silver horses ran down moonbeams in your dark eyes.
Dawnlight smiles on you leaving, my contentment.

Ill wait in this place where the sun never shines;
Wait in this place where the shadows run from themselves."

It's somehow appropriate, down to the "yellow tigers crouched in jungles in her dark eyes." Perhaps, too, he's kindess in the hard crowd.

Lulu Maude said...

Condi is wearing her protective shield against funky.

Carmen Sutra said...

Samael, any song that mentions where the sun never shines is appropriate for Dr. F.

drew in sf said...

Proof that Condi is crazy (or something). Don Cheadle is one of the handsomest and most pleasant-looking men in Hollywood. I don't know one girly-woman or hairdresser who in similar circumstances wouldn't be slouching all over him.

pissed off patricia said...

Some not so cheerful body language going on here.

Does she ever chat with two people at one time? You know, mix it up with three matching chairs. I guess that would mess up where to put the little table with the flowers. Never mind

Jess Wundrun said...

Is goiter a communicable disease? If Condi could have caught it from Dick, that would explain the suddenly swollen legs.

Or they are bulking up from kicking Stephen Hadley in the ass on a daily basis. Or running away from the breath of John Negroponte.

Anonymous said...

As our beloved country is increasingly becoming like Rwanda during its civil war, Mr Cheadle is doubtless giving "Dr" Rice advice on how to escape from the Watergate apts (where PP admirers know our oh-so-classy Secretary of State resides) when the Bush-induced apocalypse comes to its logical conclusion. I must confess I am not so sure, however, that Belgium (or Sabena) would be willing to take in the good "Ph.D-on-the-Czechoslovak- army doctor" (thank God such doctors don't operate on/inside the human flesh) when the Watergate is under attack ... In Brussels the inevitable reaction would be: "Let her, the great spreader of Bush democracy through arms and propaganda, go to Iraq, in a Sunni or even now Shiite neighborhood, for the proper protection and R&R that she so rightly deserves. She can call Mr Maliki for help."

Elle Kasey said...

I mean, you are always amazing, but this is high art. Laughing for the next seven hours now.

Jess Wundrun said...

Mr Cheadle is challenging her blackness. He's forcing her to back down from high yellow to near white.

Anonymous said...

You know what's missing from this picture? -Milk and Cookies! lol

Carmen Sutra said...

Patricia girl, you need to lay off the martinis. Hell yes, Condi does armchair threeways - with dueling interpreters, no less.

HRH King Friday XIII said...

It's too bad Don Cheadle doesn't know that Condi hates African people-- not the white ones, just the blacks.

gregg said...

"Humanitarian crisis" is such a fun little euphemism for genocide!

Also, it looks like Condi was thirsty!

samael7 said...

Carmen: With her and her boss' departure, there will be much daylight-smiling contentment, agreed.

Drew: Consider giving Joe Biden a few lessons on the proper way to deliver compliments to African Americans. He needs some work.

drew in sf said...

samael7: Barack Obama is one of the handsomest and most pleasant-looking men in Washington. But he's not nearly as foxy as Don Cheadle. I think maybe that's what Joe Biden was trying to say.

I would happily congratulate them both for being black too. Let's see how that sounds -

"Congratulations on being black!"

I don't know, somehow it seems to lack adequate grounds for congratulations.

Jess Wundrun said...

"Congratulations on being clean" sounds kinda bad too.

My forehead smarts from the smackin.

Edith's Friend said...

But you can say "Congratulations on being articulate".

If only Biden hadn't added all that other garbage in there. See, that's the problem with Democrats. They only look good in comparison to Republicans. With Dems you get smarmy dukey like "clean & Articulate", with Repugs, you get wholesale batsh*t hatertalk like "man on dog."

Can we get some real live, intelligent, plain-talking lefties out there, please?

samael7 said...

I'm a Wesley Snipes kind of guy, myself. Don is indeed stylin', but Wesley makes me woof!

"Congratulations on being Wesley Snipes!"

Oh, sorry, I got away from what's really important here: Condi's hair. Sorry.

drew in sf said...

Don Cheadle is the thinking person's Wesley Snipes.

Anonymous said...

it's not the way she sits, not the color of her eyes.
it's in the way she takes her hands, covers her ladyparts, and softly sighs.
it's the power of the photograph, the truth is in the negative image.
the portrait becomes a mirror revealing the tragic flaw.
it's not in the things you see, it's in all the things that are missing, the great tragity, that frolics between dispare and comedy

samael7 said...

"Don Cheadle is the thinking person's Wesley Snipes."

Well, that lets me off the hook, then. I'm rarely accused of being a thinking person. Whew!

And: Woof!

"Little latin boy in drag, why are you crying?"