Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, right, meets with Haiti's Prime Minister Jacques Edouard Alexis to discuss immigration and job creation, Wednesday, April 4, 2007, at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
I think it just wasn't Team Condibot's day, that's the only way to explain it. I mean, look at that picture! That's clearly not the real Dr. Secretary, so it must be the labor-saving, Disneytronic Condibot, and just as clearly the programming has gone horribly awry. Tsk.
You want more evidence? Well, as Pony Pals™ know, I've categorized the different kinds of Condiography setups: the matching armchairs, the dueling podiums, the have you met my friend? He/she was just leaving (also known as the Bum's Rush), etc. I think my favorite photo-op is the Madison Time, in which Condi 'n' pals appear to be treating the Condirazzi to a rousing performance of the early-60s dance craze. Madison Time is a tricky photo-op, and as you'll see below, the Condibot, accompanied by the Dutch Hula-Hoop guy and wee yet perfectly-formed Robert Gates, simply wasn't up to the task:
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, center, walks with Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, right, and NATO Secretary General Jakob de Hoop Scheffer at the State Department Wednesday, April 4, 2007 in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Oh, terrible footwork! They're all over the place! I believe the Condibot is a poor choice when performing the Madison is required; let the real Condi shine in these situations. Anyway, then those three crazy kids did their stand-up routine:
Watch out, Condi! The Hula Hoop guy has a pie behind his back!