Ursula Plassnik, Austrian Foreign Minister and German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter-Wunderlich, right, present the Austrian Cross of Honour, that Anne-Sophie Mutter received, to journalists, in Vienna on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008. (AP Photo/Lilli Strauss)
I have a sneaky feeling that certain Pony Pals will be thrilled to see that the affable diplomatic giantess' last formal act involved giving a piece of fancy jewelry to a beautiful woman. On the other hand, this is the kind of cutesy photo-op that seems more... Condiesque than we're used to seeing from no-nonsense Ursula.
But now we won't even be getting those! And here's where the bargaining comes in: Attention, please, Ursula staffers! Yes, you! I know for a fact that at least one of you reads this blog, and even Ursula herself has apparently viewed the Pink Pony at your urging (the thought makes me dizzy). I'm begging you: don't let Ursulaproduct pass us by! Now that's she's going to be a normal member of the Austrian parliament, so won't be showing up on the Reuters and AP feeds nearly as often, so it'll be up to you guys to snap as many pictures of your beloved boss as you can to fill the gap! The Pink Pony NEEDS Ursula! Don't let her fade away! Try taking sneaky pictures with your cell phones! It's up to you, Ursula staffers! I'LL PAY YOU!! OMG.