Thursday, May 22, 2008

State Department Pony Pals™: Your Assistance is Requested


From McClatchy's Nukes and Spooks blog:

Recently, we are told, things took a turn for the worse. Outside the State Department 's press briefing room on the department's 2nd floor hang large official photos of Bush, Rice and Vice President Dick Cheney. The pictures were, er ... modified by persons unknown. (We did not personally witness this, we must admit -- or we'd have a photo to post). We're talking fake mustaches and the like. The defacements were promptly cleaned up. They reappeared.

An edict came down from on high: stop this childishness.

No! Don't stop the childishness! Now, I know PSP has some devoted followers at Foggy Bottom. Are any of you willing to risk a quick cell phone snapshot of this fantastic art project?

God, first I want Larry Craig Bobble Feet dolls, now this. Just call me Needy McWanty!


FranIAm said...

Can't help you with State, but I will be loving the results, if they come through.

The president acts like a spoiled 7 year old - stop that childishness.

Anonymous said...


Where are the antlers?

Madduane said...

I love the handlebar mustache. I wonder what the "Condi Flip" would look like on Glenn Hughes or Rollie Fingers or maybe Gene Shalit?

Keith said...

pony pals unite!!

dguzman said...

OH.MY.GOD. This is the single funniest thing I've seen in a very long time. Princess, you've outdone yourself: Larry Craig Bobble Feet dolls!? Condi-ly Whiplash? I'm laughing so hard I think I just burst a kidney.

HRH King Friday XIII said...

I think she looks good with facial hair.

zoe said...

Taggers at State??? Oh, my. There are those remaining with a sense of humor. What a noustache, PSP! Love it! Giving Condi ideas for drag night?

Terry said...

Someone is selling a bobblefoot on eBay, if you're interested.

Jess Wundrun said...

I'm surprised no one has blamed the real culprit: Satan.

See? California allows gay marriage and suddenly Satan is unleashed. Not even the most powerful are safe.

Karen Zipdrive said...

I wish these vandals would wise up.
Sharpies are much harder to wash off.

George said...

Condi spotted at Google world headquarters - this batch of CondiPhotos has Hand Turkeys, the invisible friend, and even one with Condi tut-tutting (perhaps) a Google employee who has the gall to question whether we should be so torturrific!

Princess Sparkle Pony said...

Right, I saw those. I was bummed because I checked for new photos yesterday afternoon, but they weren't up yet, and then forgot to look this morning. Darned Pacific Standard Time!

And, yes, primo Hand Turkey material.

Anonymous said...

Wonder if Rice & Bean co-habitated this weekend. Her husb-- wouldn't like that. See yet another mean article about Rice. This time by the WEEKLY STANDARD:

"Bush is comfortable around Rice. He will raise his voice to her in a way that he would never consider with Robert Gates or Cheney. "It's almost like a platonic boyfriend-girlfriend relationship," says one close observer. "It's very emotional." Rice showed a knack for anticipating where Bush would end up on an issue and getting there first, in effect advising him to do what he was almost certain to do. "She was a mirror," says an official who worked closely with her."

Anonymous said...

OMG! She looks like Jack Lemmon in "Irma La Douce"! Same gap in the teeth, same mustache.


PS, will somebody tell me how to comment not anonymously? I don't have an identity,(but that's another story).

Anonymous said...

The wisdom of "Dr" Rice:

“So yes, I think we're safer, but we're not yet safe.”

“I can't tell you what a valuable thing it is to, when you're out there in the world, to be able to say, yes, you can meet with the President, the President would like to meet with you.”

“In talking to adversaries, we talk to adversaries.”

“You know, I've always said I'm a package. I can't kind of go back and do the experiment, what would have happened if I'd been a white man.”

“I love this country and that's why I love being Secretary of State.”

“I have George Marshall, everybody has George Marshall.”

“Remember Seward's Folly and Seward's Icebox? I think we're now happy he bought Alaska.”

--Interview With Randy Shandobil of KTVU-Fox
Secretary Condoleezza Rice
Stanford Park Hotel
Menlo Park, California
May 23, 2008

Anonymous said...

Folks at State, if you won't send PSP pictures, can you verify if your boss indeed has had dental work done? Or is it phenomenal photoshopping? Also, can you all remind her to eat--at least a little bit.

PSP, great pictures and captions of Condi on the website...they must have been posted by Google employees.

@anon above: as Karenzipdrive has stated previously, "Dr." Rice is a walking talking point bot. Why don't "we" refer to Gates, Petraeus, etc as "Dr."?

Anonymous said...

I just read the entire transcript of Rice's interview with Shandobil on State's website:

Talking points I'm black...yada...helps with diplomacy [what a bad rap for the Negro race]...I'm done [disgusted that the freeps have turned on me about talking about race as America's defect]...yada...I never ran for President of my high school [Wish someone would ask me to run for President of the US--for real, though]...I'm not a white man [but may be a black man]...yada yada.

Mama Peanut said...

I have not seen the defaced photos themselves, but did think it was odd last week that W's portrait on that very hallway was gone, and in its place hung a piece of paper declaring it to be in the process of being cleaned or refurbished or something... now I know why! I'll try to take a snap with a cell if I can.