Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Please, No Applause


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.

14 comments:

dc365 said...

Is that also Giuliani in that picture?

Princess Sparkle Pony said...

Hey, good spotting!

tireiron chef said...

Wow, she's dressed like the lady of a plantation!

FranIAm said...

Wow, she looks just like the black Secy of State Barbie that I always wanted!!

Extra sparkles for a photo with Rudy in it!

Lulu Maude said...

Pre-empted applause! Very proactive.

karenzipdrive said...

1.Is that Frankie Valli standing on front of Giulliani?

2. I can't believe Condi debuted the dress she's planning to wear when she appears on HBO's "True Blood."

Matty Boy said...

Yes, it definitely looks like Invite an Italian night at the White House. I love the glare at the camera by the blonde. Is that Judy Giuliani hitting the peroxide bottle?

Condi must have taken one last look in the mirror while dressing and thought, "OMG! I'm Thandie Newton!"

g said...

This is a rare find! I'm only disappointed we can't see Judith G. in it - is that her behind the guy that looks like Frankie Valli?

And is this a new hair-do for Condi? Last time we saw her she had the long pageboy.

dguzman said...

She does have the kinda swept-up formal 'do going, G.

And IS that the latest Mrs. Rudy? If she were shorter, I'd say it was Jenna. She likes pasta and Eye-talian stuff, I hear.

But who's that glaring blonde on the far left? I think she just burned my retinas with that withering gaze.

Anonymous said...

And...Condi's escort/date/boyfriend/whatever, Gene Washington is in the background, too.

Lulu Maude said...
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Lulu Maude said...

They're all really tired of standing in line for their prime rib, whipped potatoes, and vegetable medley.

You can feel their blood sugar dropping from here.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Yeah, well I hope Gene Washington isn't hoping to get any Condipoontang tonight because he ain't selling what she's buying.

Distributorcap said...

so this where Cindy Mccain got the inspiration for her dress