US President George W. Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice smile together during a session with invitees, at the NATO Summit conference in Bucharest, Thursday April 3, 2008. The NATO allies agreed to put off a plan to put Ukraine and Georgia on track to join the alliance, but did invite Albania and Croatia to become members.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Gosh, what could be more hilarious than a NATO meeting with Condi 'n' George? Besides cancer? Ha ha, but take a look at this photo, which seems to show a fight about to break out between La Secretary and Gordon Brown*:
(Pool photo by European Pressphoto Agency)
Alas, 'twas not to be, as other photos demonstrate the the above shot captures just a teensy split second where the politicians dropped their guards and allowed their true "emotions" to flicker ever-so-briefly across their facial features. They were otherwise as laughy and chatty as usual.
As for the summit, since George and, ew, Stephen Hadley were the leaders of the pack this time out, they actually accomplished something –their little missile defense thingy– despite Condi's presence. They didn't get NATO to invite Ukraine and Georgia to the party, though, so I guess since that part of the plan failed, it must have been Condi's baby. So why bother sending her at all? So that George can have fun! FUN:
*A table-clearing swish of the gorgeous, combable tail to Pony Pal Mike B. for alerting me to this one.