Thursday, March 22, 2007

Condi's Big Pretend-Busy Thursday

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, right, walks with Greek Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis, at the State Department in Washington, Thursday, March 22, 2007. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Oh, just oodles of photo-ops today, Condi's specialty! I suspect at least one of these meetings was attended by the labor-saving Disneytronic Condibot, because the real one must have needed a nap in there somewhere. See if you can spot the Condibot in today's pictures! Hint: the photos below are in correct chronological order.

To start things off, Dr. Ferragamo met with Greece's gorgeous diplamazon Darling Dora in what I've come to call a "bum's rush" photo-op, in which the object of Condi's flickering attention span just doesn't rate a matching armchairs or dueling podiums setup. Think of this as the Have you met my friend? She was just leaving strategy. It looks to me from the above photo like they were able to squeeze in a brief demonstration of The Madison, though, for the appreciative, overworked photographers on the Condibeat. It's Madison Time, hit it! You're looking good!

Next, our favorite Dr. Secretary had to endure some table time with the boss. Ew:

President Bush, right, accompanied by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, gestures during a meeting in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, Thursday, March 22, 2007, with Iraq Provincial Reconstruction Team Leaders. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

And then back to the State Department to settle into the matching armchairs with some guy from Singapore:

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, right, welcomes Indonesia's Foreign Minister Hassan Wirajuda, left, for talks at the State Department in Washington, Thursday, March 22, 2007. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

And was that the end? Oh, dear me, no! Condi got to do some actual work on camera! Well, kinda actual work: she signed some totally meaningless documents with a foreign minister with a made-up sounding name from a probably made-up country:

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, seated. right, and Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov, seated, left, sign agreements to cooperate on energy security in the Caspian region, Thursday, March 22, 2007 at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Wait, what? An agreement to cooperate on energy security in the Caspian region? Huh? Please prove to me that actually means something. Actually, I think it probably kinda means that in the future, no multinational oil corporation with Bush administration members sitting on their boards gets left behind. Hurrah!

Busy, busy, busy! Were you able to spot the Condibot? The answer is in the comments section!


Peteykins said...

The Condibot is obviously posing with George in the second picture. You don't actually believe she left the State Department, went over to the Eisenhower Executive Building and then all the way back to the State Department, do you?

Anonymous said...

Wait, what? An agreement to cooperate on energy security in the Caspian region? Huh? Please prove to me that actually means something.

Dear Princess, while I'm sure you are aware of the geopolitical importance of the Caspian Sea, maybe some readers don't.

The Caspian is LOADED with oil and its southern shore is the northern border of Iran.

You know, that little country with which we are currently rattling sabres? The import of this signing is kind of like the pipeline deal with Afghanistan just before we went to war there.

Thanks very much for the post, or I wouldn't have been aware that this treaty had been signed.

Lulu Maude said...

I'm of the opinion that the Condibot is actually in the first picture. Condibots are especially effective in bum's rush situations. That was actually the real Condi in the pic with the Pressudunt, looking dyspeptic. The Condibot doesn't need to look dyspeptic.

I know she's your Condibot and all, but geography isn't everything.

Anonymous said...

Is it me, or is the Good Doctor showing quite a bit of leg lately? It couldn't be a distraction attempt, could it? That would be so.... dirty. Like faking pre-war intelligence.

Diane Griffin said...

I agree with lulu maude. The first one is the Condibot. I can just hear her singing "If I Only Had A Heart" in that one.

St Edward the Confessor said...

Condibot, schmondibot... Whoa nelly, oops I mean whoa DORA!

And that smile on Condi, mmmm mmmmm mmmmm. I think Tzipi is on the downhill side.

It would be nice to see a shot of Dora and Ursula in all of their diplo-tallness together.

Anonymous said...

Tzipi is a married woman, Fran! Condi, otoh, may be ready to don shield, spear, and sword and make the pilgrimage to Sparta given that smile she gave with Dora.

More leg action, Princess!

Civic Center said...

Dear Jess: I'm sure Princess SP was aware of the geopolitical/petroimportance of the Caspian Sea, but I wasn't, except very vaguely. Thanks for the alert.

These people really are nuts.

Anonymous said...

I am channeling the spirit of the thankfully dead Bob Hope.

Sure, Condi's great, but fellas, did you see that Dora chick? Mmmmmrowr! I'd like to sign up to be a Dora explorer, if you know what I mean. Greece is where the amazons came from right? Well, I know where they are coming from now. Wow, man, wild stuff!

I am finished channeling the spirit of the late unlamented Bob Hope. Given my busy schedule, I can only cyber-stalk one female diplomat at a time, and everyone knows who my heart belongs to.

samael7 said...

My vote was for real Condi in the first picture. I'm trying to use the word "Watusi" here to dovetail onto "Madison" but I can't.

Condibot in the second. She looks like she's in low-power mode, recharging her batteries with the Chimp-in-chief.

Third picture was actually also the Condibot. If you recall, we saw her having problems with her handshake algorithm previously with the King of Jordan. I think they're still working out the bugs on that one.

Likewise, the fourth picture was also the 'bot. The Disney Cast Member(TM) was helping the diplaudioanimatrix find the correct line to sign upon, lest she accidentally declare war on Azerbaijan by mistake.

Anonymous said...

That's a hard call. In the 1st photo, it could be the Walking Condibot model, the 2nd photo could be the Absolutely Still Condibot model, the 3rd is obviously the Handshake Condibot model (duh) and the 4th is the rare avail-on-ebay-only Autograph Condibot. I'm not sure if any is these is *not* a Condibot!

Lulu Maude said...

Hmmm... that's a good point. It would leave her more time to sell Girl Scout cookies.

It's the season, you know.

Beakerz said...

In the first picture, Ms. Rice looks like a midget