U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (R) shakes hands with New Zealand's Prime Minister Helen Clark before their meeting at Blair House in Washington March 20, 2007. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas (UNITED STATES)
Isn't that cute that it's like they're all chromatic opposites 'n' stuff? We've seen this before, too. What's up with that? Why does it seem like successful female world leaders want to appear as opposite of Condi as possible? I simply can't think of any reasons! I don't know; I just can't grasp the symbolism here.
Anyway! OK, so yesterday was a busy Monday in Condiland, filled with cuddles 'n' hugs for just everyone! Well, not everyone, as you'll see later. But she did a dueling podiums photo-op with this great guy:
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (L) and E.U. Secretary General Javier Solana speak to reporters after a working lunch at the State Department in Washington, March 19, 2007. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)
And I just love that guy! He always gets so excited around Dr. Secretary! I wish CBS would give those two a sitcom.
And speaking of Ursula Plassnik, which we weren't (whatever), Condi spent a lot of quality time with Ursula's German pal yesterday before she had to contend with Señor Solana's flailing extremities. Here's the classic, ever-dependable matching armchairs shot:
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, right, meets with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier at the State Department in Washington, Monday, March 19, 2007. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
You remember him, right? Staring at Ursula's chest? And doesn't Condi look like she's clenching up her nether regions more than usual, like totally twist-tie city? Well, I think this next picture, from earlier in the day, helps explain that. Indeed, it seems that Herr Steinmeier was trying a little to hard to impress our chaste diplomatrix:
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, right, looks on as German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier speaks during the U.S.-E.U. Energy Technology CEO Forum, Monday, March 19, 2007, at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
And that's two days in the life of our Secretary of State! I'm giving two glittery hooves up for today's red suit and, obvs, her glamorous footwear. Yesterday's velvety blue? Eh, it was OK. What lies ahead this Condiweek? Isn't she going to that lesbian place again?