Wednesday, May 30, 2007

What Does Condi Have in Common with the French Foreign Minister?

France's Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner, right, makes a telephone call beside US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, left, during a photo opportunity during the G-8 Foreign Ministers meeting in Potsdam, Germany, Wednesday, May 30, 2007. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

Probably not much, actually, but I'm going with this: the inability to correctly button their ugly coats. Bonus points to Kouchner for pretending to talk on his cell phone so that he could avoid Condi. Works every time!

Also, is Frank-Walter making a comment on certain unflattering aspects of Condi's suit, or does he just want a hug? Or both? You be the judge:

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, left, welcomes U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to a meeting of the quartet of Middle East peacemakers in Berlin, Wednesday, May 30, 2007. The Quartet was gathering Wednesday to discuss how to overcome a new flare-up in fighting between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip. The U.N. secretary-general said he hoped the meeting would help "facilitate the peace process." (AP Photo/Tobias Schwarz, Pool)

Let's change topics, OK? I just wanted to post this picture to celebrate Bush's nomination of Condipal Robert Zoellick to be King of the World (Bank):

((AP Photo/Elizabeth Dalziel, File, 01-25-06)

Take that, Cute Overload!


jterry said...

Where on earth did Condi get those dinner plate sized lapels?

Matty Boy said...

Notice that Condi and the Frenchie both have those oval lapel pins. I smell mind control!!! This is why Condi is no longer interested in using our mighty army as the first front in diplomacy, instead wanting to "talk" to Syrians and Iranians. I mean, how old Europe is that?

Zoellick and the Panda! It could turn the meaningless bureaucratic nightmare that is The World Bank into a '70s buddy TV show. Brilliant!

But then there's the grooming issues. Is that a moustache, or just a third unruly eyebrow? Something about this guy's face says (no SCREAMS) "beat up daily in junior high school".

beezie said...

I'm disturbed by the parallel between the Zoellick/panda photo and the Condi-as-Cheneyspawn picture from below. The mind reels!

Princess Sparkle Pony said...

Message to "anonymous":

I routinely delete comments which are longer than three or four paragraphs. That's not a comment; that's a blog post.

Also, geez, lay off the scare-quotes.

Jess Wundrun said...

Many others are making the comparison between Zoellick and Kip Dynamite.

Since that has been a little overdone on the "tubes" I'm glad that you, dear Princess, found a photo that expresses the new leader of the World Bank's weltanschauung: he is strangling a nearly extinct animal that symbolizes all of wildlife to death.

Fran said...

That moustache of his has a vaguely John Boton-esque quality that I am not at all comfortable with.

jolie said...

omg fran - my thoughts too! seems we'll never quit bolton, sadly.

also, is it just me or has dr ferragamo been starving herself? how much weight has her condi-rificence lost in the last year?

Parklife said...

That panda kinda has an "Oops, I crapped my pants" look on its face.

I'm just sayin', I hope hes got more than pastic gloves handy.

DC1974 said...

I think that panda looks scared for its dear life. That image! That gloved hand! That scary mustache! It's an evil doctor from a b-movie! Or a John Waters movie! It's really the most frightening image I've ever seen here.

samael7 said...

Who'll think of the pandas? SOMEONE THINK OF THE PANDAS!!!!

Kip Dynamite meets J. Bolton indeed. *I* want to beat him up after school just looking at him, and I'm a pacifist.

Anonymous said...

KarenZipdrive sez:

Kip Dynamite meets Opie Cunningham meets John Bolton.
Let's face it- if Bush wants this guy to run the World Bank, we already know he's a:

Neo-con wingnut
One more embarrassing American creep on the international scene.

I'm sure one day soon, Bush will chuckle, punch him on the arm and say, "Yer doin' a heckuva job, Zoellie."

Panda Bear said...


Princess Sparkle Pony said...

Actually, I don't think he's much of a neocon. He's a much, much better choice than anybody expected. He'll probably be OK. Not great, but OK.

Anonymous said...

Zoellick is a big-time PNACer, a former Enron advisor, a former Councilor to Sec'y James Baker, and was one of The Vulcans, Bush's foreign policy advisory team led by Dr. Ferragamo.

Oh but wait, my darlings, here's the best part: After the obliteration of Fallujah, Zoellick went there to preach about "self-reliance"!! That's in the middle of a city of refugees with half the houses destroyed, the infrastructure torn to shreds, sewage everywhere, filthy water, corpses, the still-smoking rubble, kids living on charity in tents. And this guy goes and meets some greasy little marionettes who absolutely abase themselves in front of him, and he says: "People like you will be the key to Iraq's future, not the US. It's your country. We can help but you have to make it happen."

Oh, and he is also a close friend to the brand-name pharmaceutical industry, and the bilateral trade agreements he has negotiated
effectively block access to generic medication for millions of people.

Yep, you're gonna love this guy.

Anonymous said...

At the risk of being censored again by our Dear Princess, may I note that Mr Z with the Panda close to him is quite reminiscent of our Dear Princess's photomontage of Cheney with Baby Kondi in his arms...

Matty Boy said...

I haven't seen Napoleon Dynamite, so I had to look up the images. Excellent choice, but I'm surprised nobody picked Doc Cochran from Deadwood, played by the excellent Brad Dourif.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Yeah- he sounds like a pretty good choice.
Like I said, if Bush picked him, he's a loosah.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Matty Boy~
Please rent Napoleon D asap.
It's one of the funniest movies I've ever seen in my life.
Money back guarantee.

dguzman said...

I thought for a second it was Jack Hanna, but then I noticed the obvious "eyeballs bulging from being strangled" look on the panda's face.

And I want to second Jolie's question on just what is going on with Dr. F's weight--she looks positively Paris H!