U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates listen as NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer and U.S. President George W. Bush speak to reporters after their meeting at Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas, May 21, 2007. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES)
Yup, it's cowboy time for Condi and all her city slicker friends, and they had a very special guest... the Dutch Hula-Hoop Guy™! We love him! OMG, are we not men? We are NATO, LOL! Anyway, are you a little disappointed that we can't see Dr. Ferragamo's shades because of Kevin Lamarque's narrow depth-of-focus favoring the tiny, yet perfectly-formed secretary of defense? Well, I wanted to prepare you for the worst. Are you sitting down? Good, because I need to present you with the ugliest and most ostentatious pair of Chanel sunglasses EVER, and that's saying something:
Oh dear. Honey, bad message. Your logos should never be bigger than your eyeballs. And the embarrassment gets worse, because at the ranch they just stick the podiums in the dirt and throw a couple of pieces of patio furniture in the bushes and call it a press conference, OK? It's really, really bad:
NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer (R) and U.S. President George W. Bush (2nd R) speak to reporters as U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (2nd L), Secretary of Defense Robert Gates (3rd R), first lady Laura Bush (3rd L) and Jeannine de Hoop Scheffer listen at Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas, May 21, 2007. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES)
You know, I grew up in the Southwest, and babies, that just isn't Southwest chic. It can be done, but you're not doing it. I wish Crazy Eyes and Mrs. Hula-Hoop had beers, because that's the vibe I'm getting.
And then to top it all off, afterwards Condi wandered off and got stuck in a cactus patch:
Overall I'd have to call this a very tacky day for the Bush administration.