Monday, December 22, 2008

Condi's Late Entry in the "Understatement of the Year" Contest Probably the Winner


US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, seen here giving an interview at the State Department in Washington, DC, said Monday that President George W. Bush's administration's popularity in the Arab world was "not very great" but that it will eventually gain their respect. (AFP/Saul Loeb)


Condi gave an interview to AFP today and provided us with this laff-getter:

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Monday that President George W. Bush's administration's popularity in the Arab world was "not very great" but that it will eventually gain their respect.


Not. Very. Great. LOL. And why? Because they hate freedom:

"Perhaps it is not popular in the Middle East to say that it is time for the people of the Middle East to live in freedom, not in tyranny," Rice said in an interview with AFP.


Oh, Condi, you're so funny! Also, ha ha, she is soooo totally over that whole shoe thing:

The chief US diplomat was surprised when AFP, like other media outlets, continued to ask her about the wave of popular Arab support for the Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at Bush during his recent visit to Baghdad.

"Do you really think in 10 years anybody will remember this incident?," Rice asked.


Well, actually, yes. Yes I do!

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

In ten years no one will remember "Dr" Rice, with the exception of students of PSP's blog (it will be a must-read on graduate-school curricula), who will see Condi as just a minor footnote to history that was an "excuse" for Pony to comment on the absurdity and stupidity of the Bush years.

John said...

Well, one of the best-remembered moments of his dad's presidency was when he threw up on the Japanese prime minister... so I wouldn't bet against the shoes.

rptrcub said...

Yes, Frau "Doktorin" Rice: people will remember the shoe incident because VH-1's "I Love The New Millenium: 2008" will record it for posterity.

Matty Boy said...

The Middle East is just crazy for freedom. The Saudis and the U.A.E. are terrific at the "OMG! Did you see how many cool stores there are at the new Galleria?" kind of freedom, a.k.a 21st Century Freedom, and the Iraqis and Afghans are showing great skill at the "Don't Tread On Me" kind of freedom, a.k.a. 18th Century Freedom.

Perhaps it is not popular at the State Department to 'splain this stuff to Madame Short Timer.

wmcq said...

Just for comparison, everyone still remember W's dad blowing lunch in the Japanese PM's lap 30 years ago. People may not remember the shoe heavers' name though (everybody seems to have forgotten the PM's name.)

A bird in the hand said...

That makes two shoe incidents, does it not? While N.O. was sinking under Katrina, wasn't the Frau doktorin shopping for shoes in NYC?

karenzipdrive said...

Is she kidding?
The shoe hurling was the absolute highlight of the last 8 years.

Madduane said...

Once again, Shoe Lady demonstrates her grasp of history and popular culture.

dguzman said...

Oh Condi--everyone still remembers Kruschev pounding the table with his shoe. Of course, that was a Russia thing, so you probably don't know much about that....

Steve said...

Confucius, or maybe it was, Charlie Chan, say: One cannot have Legacy without shoe attached.

Anonymous said...

Oooh! Even more Klingon forehead!

lorrwill said...

Proof positive that the lobotomy and drugs are working as planned.