Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Mini Diplomacy


Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, right, prepares to shakes hands with Chile's Foreign Relations Minister Alejandro Foxley Rioseco, left, during a ceremony at the State Department in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2007, where they signed a memorandum of understanding that paves the way for Chilean students to study English in the U.S. At center is Education Secretary Margaret Spellings. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)


You know, sometimes Condi's major victories as Spokesmodel of State, like helping to plunge the world into war and test-driving electric cars, are so totally impressive that it's easy to overlook her smaller triumphs. Case in point: today's impressively minute moment of triumph, nothing less than a memorandum of understanding with Chile. That's, like, a restaurant chain or something, and their dishwashers totally are going to learn English, at last! Tom Tancredo must be beaming right now! Yay! Think of it as an adorable little Post-It™ note with a smiley face of victory!

And who gets to share this incredibly important achievement? Why, it's Jeopardy loser Tori Peggy Spelling! And Thomas Jefferson! Can this photo-op get any better? I don't think so.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

I just wanna say that I love you Princess Sparkle Pony. You always crack me up.

Matty Boy said...

Yes, and when the Chileans finally learn English, maybe both this guy and Condi will figure out how to stand in front of the correct flag!

It's like those movie ads where Barbra Streisand's name is above Kris Kristofferson's head and vice versa. Infuriating! Grr!

FranIAm said...

Hablamos ingles ahora! Juntos!

Wow, how cool, English for everyone.

But when will President Bush get his lessons?

I like that guy's name... Rioseco. Dry River.

For some reason that strikes me as funny.

Now Tancredo is totally going to be calling him that, I can feel it.

Mr. DryRiver please!

Anonymous said...

I wonder what Thomas Jefferson, witnessing in portrait form this minor opera buffa starring the most ineffectual Secretary of State in history, thinks about the state of our nation under the Bush regime ...

Anonymous said...

I got really excited for a second, I thought it was Ursula

wassonii said...

At least her stripes are less evil next to the Chilean flag. And what IS she looking at?

Anonymous said...

Aww, i really wish she would ditch that god awful stripy jacket. It does nothing for her, and I will never purge from my mind the way it makes her look like she is wearing some kind of tube bra thingy last time she wore it.

z7q2 said...

Of course it can be better! :)

dguzman said...

Oh dear, at last they're addressing the really critical issues facing our world!

And tell Tori that her shorter imitation of Condi's hairdo is *eh*. For full marks, she needs to grow it long and mullet-y, like Condi's.

karenzipdrive said...

That woman in the middle looks like a hot piece, eh? When she has one of her rare orgasms (wedding anniversary and hubby's birthday)
she pants, "Oh, dear, I'm arriving!"
Then her eyeglasses fog up and she runs to the bathroom to clean them with a lint free cloth.

Anonymous said...

Dear Zip,

Are you referring to Portrait Tom re the orgasm?

Anonymous said...

Sorry for the long post but...
Did any of you hear about how Maggie turned down Karl Rove when he asked her out on a date in the 80s? No, I'm not kidding. When a reporter asked why she didn't go out with him, she replied "Have you seen Karl Rove?" You can find a glut of webpages devoted to this if you do a google search. Just thought I should share this with you; it made me so happy I nearly cried.

karenzipdrive said...

Maggie dissed a horny young karlrove? Her stock just skyrocketed in my poliltical portfolio.
I take back what I said about her being frigid.

Anonymous said...

Madge totally looks like Barb Bel Geddes' character in Vertigo