If this blog has proven anything, it's that there will never, ever be a shortage of photographic coverage of Condoleezza Rice. I believe she's snapped more often than her boss, but that would be totally boring to research, so let's just decide it's true. Could Condi, seen above at a 2005 event so choked with photographers that they were shooting through each other's tripods, be the most photographed politico in American History? Mmmm... probably not; that honor goes to JFK, I'm sure. But I bet Dr. Ferragamo is in the top five!
So anyway, I'm sure you can just imagine how much I laughed this morning upon reading this in Al Kamen's column:
In contrast to the vice president, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has been much more accessible to the media both here and abroad. And the buzz is she's even going to take a photographer from State's public affairs shop along next week on her trip to Moscow and the Middle East.
"She wants to start documenting stuff," we were told by a source. Hauling around your own photographer may be unprecedented -- though she used to have an aide who was handy with a camera to record trips.
She wants to start documenting stuff? It's hard to imagine what has gone undocumented, but presumably we can now look forward to the previously guarded secrets of Condi's tooth brushing and feminine protection techniques. Thank goodness! I can't wait!