Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, right, waits in line to leave following the conclusion of the entertainment portion of the Official Dinner for the Prime Minister of Italy Silvio Berlusconi in the East Room of the White House, Monday, Oct. 13, 2008, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Oh! The glamour! What could possibly be more appropriate for Condi than yards and yards of blood-stained organza? Fabulous. Please note, too, that she's carrying her little piano-themed Judith Leiber purse, probably the WASPiest accessory known to man (average price: $2,000).
There are two amusing Condibits in Al Kamen's column today, one about Dr. Ferragamo disappearing a photo of her with Bush and John Bolton, and this:
Some administration officials have been making their final calls on groups with which they've worked closely for many years. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice stopped by to speak to the department's Advisory Committee on Democracy Promotion.
After she was introduced, she noted: "This is my last meeting with you as secretary, and thank you for not applauding that fact."
It's funny because they dislike her! But really, Condi has totally spread so much democracy around by this point, it would be totally overdoing it to dollop on any more.
Also: did you know Condi approved torture? Well, yes, if you read about it in April, but for some reason it just keeps getting re-reported, almost like it's news.