A detail of a golf bag is seen in June. Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer had challenged US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to a game at Sydney's Rose Bay Golf Club on Saturday but, with Australia's largest city under the biggest security clampdown in the country's history, golf had to give way, Downer admitted afterwards. (AFP/GettyImages/File/Donald Miralle)
This is an outrage! Who knew that in Australia, as in Iraq, Bush 'n' Condi must be kept safe within a tight perimeter of barbed wire, lethal PR flaks, and symmetrically-placed Humvees. It's basically a fun-kill zone, and that includes golf!
But what I really love is what the article doesn't quite get to, that the situation presents us with a fantastic conundrum: the golf-thwarting security measures are in place because George and Condi are there, and that means that Condi can only play golf in Australia if Condi isn't there! It's a paradox! Yay!
And strange about the Jesus-bedecked golf bag AFP sublicensed from Getty Images to illustrate this tragic tale of the cloud of antifun which seems to be surrounding Condi these days. What does it all mean?