Monday, June 18, 2007

Island Girl

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, second from right, hosts the CARICOM Ministerial meeting in the Benjamin Franklin Room at the State Department in Washington, Monday, June 18, 2007. From right are, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs Thomas Shannon, Rice, Haitian Foreign Minister Jean-Renald Clerisme, Saint Vincent and Grenadines Foreign Minister Louis Straker, and Saint Kitts and Nevis Foreign Affairs Minister Timothy Harris. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Don't you just love it (answer: YES!)? I mean, you hear about all this stuff happening all over the world, and it's all, like, totally hard to figure out and all these people are just being so fully aggro and why can't they totally just quit it, OK? So, whatever, that stuff is boring. Condi really shouldn't be bothered to participate in that kind of thing, and --psssst-- it's not exactly her area of strength, right?

So what's a gal to do, all dolled up and ready for the photo-ops? What's Condi's comfort zone while all the rest of the world is... you know... icky? Well, you cynics, I'll have you know that she's not exactly doing nothing! Never, for instance, have our relations with Saint Vincent and the Grenadines been stronger. So there.


Matty Boy said...

I'll tell you what I love. I love that CARICOM could be the name of a regional international organization -or- it could be the name of a new tropical dance C-R-A-Z-E!!!

Everybody on the floor! It's CARICOM TIME!

FranIAm said...

I can hear the beat of the steel drum and the mere idea of Condi shimmy-ing around on the dance floor with wild abandon makes me... Oh such vivid images!

And BTW is that 'bot or not? Awfully smiley for the real Condi, isn't it? Just sayin'.

Thank you Princess, most seriously this post is welcome relief after hearing Dr. Ferragamo's voice almost hourly today, reminding us that now that those pesky Hamas types are out of the Palestinian Cabinet things will be looking up.

Who is she kidding? I'd say back to the shoe store on 5th Avenue for you Missy and then off to an evening of Caricom bliss!

Only then will freedom ring.

Karenzipdrive said...

Now Condi's gathering dignitaries from Nowheresville to meet and talk about the status of St. Kitts and Nevis?
Is that all this seahag has to do?
She puts the lame in lame duck.

Jess Wundrun said...

Oh, I jes' looooove the CARICOM!! However, the first available chance I will have to join in will be the wedding of my nephew in 2029. Right after the chicken dance.


HRH King Friday XIII said...

"Saint Vincent and the Grenadines"

I swear that's a 50's rock band.

Anonymous said...

Dear Princess,

Why, oh why, is not, rpt not this maddening mediocrity ("Dr" Rice) teaching piano to high schoolers in Colorado (the career path, as you know, she rejected because it wasn't good enough for her)? Think of how much better we'd (the world included) all be if she were just hitting keyboards rather than having her picture taken as proof of her "accomplishments" (all the while allowing chaos to reign everywhere).

But on the down side, we would not have your wonderful blog...

dguzman said...

Boy, thank goodness she's out there being all secretary of state and stuff! I mean, don't understimate the value of diplomacy with Haiti. Where would I get my voodoo supplies if things got icky with Haiti?

puritani said...

While chaos reigns in many corners of the world, it is, indeed, reassuring to know that this administration has managed to keep the lid on the Lesser Antilles and Palau. Thanks for the reminder, PSP.

No Marsupial Equivalent said...

Everybody else is going through their papers, but the 'bot's are in a neat pile in front of it. What are the chances that Condibot® sat down just long enough to get that 1000 watt smile photographed & then got up and left?

Jess Wundrun said...

n.m.e: I think that they are skipping through the first four paragraphs of her published remarks which contain the obligatory 'auspicious occasion yada yada' and 'united through political will etcetera etcetera' to get to the meat of her remarks. Sadly for Condi those those are the meat of her remarks.