Wednesday, September 26, 2007


U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, left, European Union Council Secretary-General Javier Solana, center, and French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner prepare to pose for a picture during a G8 meeting in New York Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007. (AP Photo/John Marshall Mantel)

It was kind of a busy day for Condi, but kind of a boring one, so this is kind of a routine Condi status report. She got photographed a lot! Everybody near her got photographed a lot! I'm happy that the above includes sprightly, mischievous (I like to think) Javier Solana, always a sparkley note of fun in any photo-op. I love him. Don't you just want to pick him up and put him in your pocket? No?

Anyway, what it really comes down to is this:

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice smiles during a G8 photo opportunity at the German Mission in New York September 26, 2007. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (UNITED STATES)

Even if it's bad for business, I've got to admit that Condi's looking good! I pronounce her hairdo and the outermost layers of her facial apparatus to be fully recovered!

Earlier in the day, a defiant profile shot with her Unocal buddies:

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, right, looks on as President Bush, center, and Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai, left, make statements to reporters at the end of their meeting on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

See? It's like last week's series of cosmetic disasters never happened.

Or... is it the Magical GOPtronic Condibot deployed while the less-convincing biological version is undergoing extensive repairs?

Well, obvs, only her hairdresser knows for sure.

Oh, oh, oh! And something about Condi and a company called Blackwater? What is that? My middle name is Douglas, and that means black water! Maybe we're related?


Blue Gal said...

Princess: she's wearing a cheap JCPenney lapel pin on an ill-fitting BROWN jacket. Obviously the condibot.

Matty Boy said...

That isn't CondiBot in the first picture. Those are clearly cardboard cutouts.

And also, we get soft focus Hamid Karzai, who always adds to the fabulousness of any photo op. No one works a cape like Our Hamid, but I am mystified by his decision to go hatless. Karzai without his fabulous fez is like a banana split without a cherry, a girlie drink without an umbrella, a visit to an airport restroom without a foot tap or two.

karenzipdrive said...

I think the lapel pin might be a recycled intra-uterine device.

dguzman said...

And what's with the Xena necklace thing?

You gotta admire her spunk in that shot, though--open-mouthed, gap-toothed, wispy-over-the-forehead spunkiness.

Solana is definitely a little cute little imp, nervously fiddling with his jacket button. What a cutie!

HRH King Friday XIII said...

Blackwater... pashaw. Condi won't let that get her down.

Diderot said...

Wouldn't it be fun to see a photo op with Solana, Kouchner and our Ursula? The wee men would be scampering around her knees while she smiled down to them like the benevolent giantess that she is. Speaking of, where is Ursula? Isn't Austria is a member of the U.N.? She must be around somewhere talking global warming with Evo Morales or hobnobbing with fellow diplodivas. She would totally outshine that silly Karzai and his capes. She has scarves that could cover him like a burqa.

Muscato said...

I predicted this last week: when she wears the hideous torque-y necklace, she wears the zig-zag lightning brooch. And the awfulness of each, combined, is stratospheric. That's why I long for the pearls; their comparative dullness is at least soothing.

And Blue Gal's nailed it on the suit - that is one crummy piece of pret-a-porter. Something a gym teacher might wear to PTA awards night (do you suppose it's Bean's? Do they share wardrobe alongwith house and credit line?).

Anonymous said...

whats on this not any idea?

Keith said...

I was just thinking that condi's hair dresser is trying to pull one on us. we've been lulled into submission with the slow subtle grow out.

i predict a change up in the near future.