Tuesday, February 26, 2008

No Shortage of Matching Armchairs in China for Condi


Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, right, talks with U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice at the Zhongnanhai compound in Beijing, China Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008. Rice said Tuesday she expects China to help prod North Korea into fully declaring its nuclear programs as part of efforts to breath life into a stalled disarmament process. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, Pool)


I always enjoy the matching armchairs shots where they have to stuff a bunch of translators and advisers discreetly behind the chairs. Peek-a-boo! To get a sense of just how grand this photo-op was, let's pull back a little:



And not to be left out, the Chinese president had his very own MAPO moment with La Rice:



Well done, Condi!

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Condi -- the way she crosses her legs is vulgarity incarnated -- should take lessons on how to sit properly from Nancy Pelosi.

karenzipdrive said...

I was just thinking that.
Can't she just uncross them, put her legs together and bend them to the side?
Maybe she thinks her contortions are a nod to Chinese acrobats.

Matty Boy said...

Has anyone ever 'splained what the president does and what the premier does in China?

And would anyone weigh in on the Chinese tea vs. Arab Kleenex situation?

I vote tea, please.

karenzipdrive said...

Oh, and when did the Hefty bag people start designing skirts?

Anonymous said...

Says Eugene Robinson, Wash Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/02/25/AR2008022502420_pf.html

“Condoleezza Rice enjoys sitting around the campfire, entertaining everyone with corny knock-knock jokes in Russian.”

If there ever was an urban legend, this must be one of them.

I'm willing to bet millions of rubles that "Dr" Rice is incapable of carrying on an intelligent conversation in Russian - let alone tell a Russian anekdot.

zoe said...

Me thinks she has a new pair of Manolos. The heel is a tad higher than the ones she has been wearing lately. God, am I relieved she is finally rotating her shoes.

Maddy said...

I wonder if the Condi has that many matching armchairs at her disposal. If not, the problem must be addressed.

dguzman said...

Her legs are getting more and more "cocked" so to speak, like Nixon's signature got messier and messier. Didn't she ever hear that ladies only cross their ankles?

Anonymous said...

More on "Dr" Rice's "scholarship":

http://www.historians.org/Perspectives/Issues/2003/0309/0309pre1.cfm

Anonymous said...

I see varicose veins in Dr. Rice's future as an old virginal woman. Verification phrase: enuf crossing already

z7q2 said...

Wow! That second picture is a Terry Gilliam movie!

Distributorcap said...

are her legs stuck in that crossed position

Anonymous said...

condi's so hot!

Anonymous said...

you mean...she was hot in Africa. Yes, we saw her perspiring. Thanks for letting us know about Condi's internal body temperature thermostat.