Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Odd Couple of the Day: Let's Play Charades

Senator Joseph Biden (D-DE) meets with U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (R) on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, July 18, 2007. Rice was on Capitol Hill to meet with senators about the Bush Administration's course of the war in Iraq. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts (UNITED STATES)

Yup, it was beggin' time again today for Condi, and this is surely one of her more hilarious stops. Condi 'n' Biden! Do you not love it? They're posture says it all: we both know this is a fruitless meeting, but hey, here's two matching armchairs and a Reuters photographer! And Biden, who you may remember (but probably not) is running for president, needs all the press he can get*, and he knows that the very incongruity of his little tea party with Dr. Ferragamo guarantees media coverage.

Finally, neither could hold it in anymore, and both simply burst into gales of laughter:

*He probably could use a little less of this sort of thing, which fell mercifully into my lap when I was guest editing at Wonkette.


FranIAm said...

The top photo says it all to me... a very, desperate older man leering over the, well I can't exactly call her a damsel, but you get the idea.

It is a very creepy yet delightful set of photos though.

The blogs we read and why we read them... this is it.

And Joe needs to let go of that whole need to live at 1600. It is so over for him. Like it was from his very first run at it.

karenzipdrive said...

Those chairs!

Will said...

I don't think he's leering; he's showing her his hair transplants.

samael7 said...

I got the impression that he'd been told that there was a CondiBot(tm) floating around, and he was checking for the dead, vacantless expression of artificial intelligence in her eyes, to see if he got saddled with the imitation.

He found it, of course, and so he realized he was talking to the real thing.

Anonymous said...

The three lampshades in the second picture look like flying saucers, ready to take Condi back to her real world.

Lulu Maude said...

Joe needs to face front at all times. That ain't a pretty profile.

Anonymous said...

Osama bin-Biden? Is that whom she met with?