Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrives at the residence of Israeli President Shimon Peres, Wednesday, May 14, 2008, in Jerusalem. Looking on at rear is President Bush, left, and President Peres. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)
I'm not sure, but I think this makes it 16 trips to the Middle East in 15 months? And each one with freshly achieved achievements! At this rate, things should be fixed up pretty soon!
It's funny photo today, though, because you can so obviously tell it's the labor-saving, talking-pointastic Condibot, not the actual Condoleezza Rice, which we're seeing. After all, this trip is Bush's show, so it's not like anybody expects any meaningful contributions from the spokesmodel of state or anything. In other words, this is just the kind of non-event which created the need for an Animagic, Disneytronic stand-in Condi in the first place!
It'll be interesting to see how the complex simulacrum fares on this trip. Some comical malfunctions would be fun! I always thought it would be funny for somebody to throw in a couple of Country Bear Jamboree numbers into the Condibot matrix to liven up some of these pointless expeditions.