Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Condi Unimpressed with Plans for Insect-Powered Air Force


Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice witnesses the signing of the Joint Strike Fighter Memorandum of Understanding between the U.S. and Australia in the Treaty Room of the U.S. State Department in Washington, December 12, 2006. The White House plans to shift $3.2 billion in defense spending - partly from new weapons like the Lockheed Martin Corp. F-35 Joint Strike Fighter - to support troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, a trade publication reported on Monday. (Larry Downing/Reuters)



"What is this," Condi was reported to exclaim, enraged, "a fighter for ants?" She then swept the model from the table, sending it crashing to the floor.

EDIT: Um, oops, I only just noticed that this is an old photo. Why was it released today? The Shadow knows!

12 comments:

sleepyinsaudi said...

I think lazer beams are about to shoot out of her eyes .

Princess Sparkle Pony said...

Wow, I just looked at my sitemeter world map, and you really are in Saudi Arabia, huh?

sleepyinsaudi said...

Yep, but tonight I fly with my daughter,little sleepy, to CO and SF,CA for a months vacation.

Then it's back to the oil mines.

PSP, your fame knows no earthly boundries.

dreux said...

safe travels to you and little sleepy, here's hoping colorado greets you with cool and gentle weather, enjoy the relaxing sound of people chatting in your native language!

HRH King Friday XIII said...

Hahahah... They're breakdance fighting!

Maddy said...

The weather in Colorado is fantastic, just so you know. It almost got up to 80 yesterday, which is bad for the snowpack in the long-run, but great fun hear and now.

Matty Boy said...

And Thomas Jefferson whispers...

"Hey, baby! Hey, don't act all stuck up! You remind me of somebody, a girl I used to know...

"Hey, baby! I used to have your job, back in the day. Then I became PRESIDENT, baby! You ain't got what I got! C'mon, gimme your number. Hook a guy up!"

Lulu Maude said...

With it splayed across the Condibot like that, it sorta looks like a military-style ax. Remember that post you did on Condi's favorite tunes? Now she can play them. (Condi may play the piano, but the Condibot likes to accompany Kool and the Gang in the privacy of her abode.)

Karen Zipdrive said...

I'm re-reading Gulliver's Travels and the little jet reminds me of something the Lillipuddlians might like to fly up someone's pantleg.
Condi looks like she could use a little face strafing, though.

sleepyinsaudi said...

Colorado here I come! Whooo! Hooo!But seriously, doesn't she look like she's doing an impersonation of the portrait?

Anonymous said...

Princess,

Funny, I read Kondi's angry outburst differently: that she, the "diplomat," in a "send-our-military-first" administration, thought the Pentagon project for the jet was stupid & expensive, money that could be better used for diplomatic initiatives -- and not (am I right in thinking that is your suggestion?) that the model of the airplane was just bad for the photo op.

Shows how naive oh-so-20th century I am, a century (or so I'm told) when US diplomats (or so I hear) actually stood up to the Pentagon (or did they?).

I only wish it had been a real military/industrial complex-produced Air Force jet that had been sent to the junk yard, so that money could be used for better purposes, like massive federal funding for Sparkle Pony's blog which of course you would never accept, as a Princess with independence and, most important, with a conscience.

Princess Sparkle Pony said...

Well, in a way this blog already is federally funded.