Saturday, December 29, 2007

It's Condolenzza Time!


A portrait of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto is reflected in a desk as United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice signs a book of condolence at the Pakistan Embassy in Washington, December 28, 2007. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES)


I was briefly mortified last night when I was out 'n' about and two people on separate occasions asked me about Condi's trip to the Pakistan embassy and I had to admit that I totally hadn't noticed. Embarrassing! But anyway, yes, she went and signed Bhutto's condolence book. It was exciting. Kudos to talented Condirazzi Lamarque for turning the event into an interesting photo. Below, you can almost her Condi thinking, OMG, I hope I remember this right and don't misspell anything:


(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

And, finally, her moving words:


(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

such big caps! And on top of it, even a pretty big trailer for the "z" in 'leeza. Hardly room on the next line to squeeze in what's she's also so psyched about writing, "Secretary of State / The United [mutha-f'ing] States / of America"

karenzipdrive said...

I know a little about the study of graphoanalysis, and believe me, the news is not good.

Anonymous said...

kinda has 'psychotic' written all over it, huh...

FranIAm said...

Loopy! Loopy C and Loopy R!

And I like how it says just what job she has and just what country.

I am such a big fan of clarity.

Anonymous said...

OMG! "Proof" that Condolence Rice can actually write! Certainly not shown by her pathetic academic "books."

usablogger said...

Let's give our favorite Dr. Diplomat a break. It's been a tough year...and was going to be an uneventful week until Bhutto was assassinated (this time for real), especially since her return to Pakistan was a part of the "Condi Plan": http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/12/27/AR2007122701481_pf.html

Just kidding about giving Dr. Condolence Rice a break. Happy New Year!

puck said...

The last part I read as

'Cuhdrhyi Bri
Swetanga g Flrti
Tle Unitd Sratn
oy Aminin'

which, if I remember my Trek, is the noise Klingons make when putting on tight shoes.

"I came for the Condi but I'm staying for the Ursulove."

karenzipdrive said...

The largest capital letters she used were for the word "I" and her initials C & R.
You do the math.

Distributorcap said...

it reads

I Have first dibs on Benzi's ferragamos!

Anonymous said...

Yay Puck!


distributorcap said...
> first dibs on Benzi's ferragamos!

only too true, too true...

Anonymous said...

"Dr" Rice's contorted facial expression as she writes reminds me of Soviet "pioneers" (pionyery)displaying their putative literacy by showing off to their superiors about how skillfully they have learned to use a writing utensil.

Less than 400 days. Let's count our blessings.

Matty Boy said...

No one could have forseen that Benazir Bhutto would be assassinated upon her return to Pakistan.

Oh, wait... what's the opposite of that?

drew in sf said...

puck said... the noise Klingons make when putting on tight shoes

I believe that's actually an excerpt from the preamble to the founding documents of the Campus Crusade for Cthulhu.

Anonymous said...

Not to overdo the Soviet theme, but maybe if you have nothing to do check out the Stalin-writing poster about midway thru this clip -- Joe looks just like Kondi (or does Kondi look just like Joe?)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAh5mfkuAXk

karenzipdrive said...

Has anyone seen Petey lately?
He's been absent since 2007.

dguzman said...

Karen, my thoughts exactly. Where IS our Princess???