U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, left, shakes hands with Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan prior to a meeting in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, March 24, 2008. Cheney was greeted by several small protests during a brief visit to Ankara on Monday where he held talks with Turkish leaders on regional security issues as a part of his Middle East tour. (AP Photo/Umit Bektas, Pool)
Superb, no? That is one of the most impressive matching armchairs photo-ops I've ever seen. It should be in the textbooks at the diplomat schools where all the future Condis go. In fact, who needs Condi at all when Dick Cheney is capable of following in her footprints and tidying up her little unfinished bits of business (you'll recall that when Condi was in Turkey in November, they threw darts at her). He accomplishes this with threats and a crooked little smile. Neat!
And if I may display a little of the thoroughness which behooves (Yay! Hooves!) a writer who claims to be such a smarty-pants expert on the hallowed matching armchairs, you may wonder if Condi herself has ever enjoyed this perfect setting? Why yes, she has, on April 25, 2006:
He's even wearing the same tie! His lucky meet-the-Americans tie!