Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Has Condi Already Had Her Last Matching Armchairs Photo-Op?

In this image released Thursday Dec. 4, 2008 by Pakistan's Press Information Department, U. S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, left, meets Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari in Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008. Rice said the Pakistani government must mount a 'robust response' to the terror shooting in India, which blames the carnage on terrorists operating from neighboring Pakistan. (AP Photo/Press Information Department, HO)

Yikes! Is it true? As far as I can tell, the photo above shows the Condi's most recent Matching Armchairs Classic™ Photo-Op. It was so unremarkable at the time that I didn't even bother posting what is now clearly an historic photograph. Did the State Department consciously eliminate the MAPO? Will Hillary carry on using the classic State Dept. Reception Room MAPO? Or will the MAPO dwindle with Condi's exit? So many questions about this important topic!


Madduane said...

Hillbot will do MAPOs (mmm, maypo!), it's endemic. It just won't be all she does.

Lulu Maude said...

Pony, you have truly raised my consciousness.

Should Hillary adopt MAPO, it'll be interesting to see what she does with her legs.

Notice that there are no floral arrangements. Winter in Pakistan? And the closed drapes make the whole event look as if it took place in a conference room at the Ramada Inn.

z7q2 said...

I like how Asif is hoarding all the phones, while Condi gets what looks like an ashtray. "You smoke, I'll call people."

Matty Boy said...

I'm with z7. Having a huge phone at a MAPO is rude. "Yeah, yeah, blah, blah, world peace, international understanding... wait a second, I gotta take this. Could be the little missus."

Also, no Kleenex. Though to be fair, Pakistanis aren't technically Arabs, so it just might not be the style there.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Love the giant phone.
"Hey wait a sec, Condi, gotta take this call."
"Yes dear, let me see if I have it all, a pound of dates, a quart of 1% goats milk, and a box of 9mm shells. Okay, got it. Love you, too."

dguzman said...

Is that a TV on in the background? In case someone gets bored, or perhaps if something newsworthy happens around the world? After all, Condi often gets her -er- "briefings" by watching the telly.

Peter Dow said...

Well what I am curious about is what will happen to Princess Sparkle Pony blog when Condi is no longer in the lime-light?

Will this blog get a make-over and become a primarily Hillary-hair-do blog?

Over at Rice for President Yahoo Group we are already a 2012 presidential election group so our future is laid out.

But what will become of Princess Sparkle Pony? Should Condistas prepare for a short period of mourning as a great internet institution passes into history, or what?

zoe said...

Yeah, but all I really care about is whether she is wearing Manolos or Ferragamos. It will tell me everything. Ferragamos = dried up Republican Manolos = lovin' Randy

Anonymous said...

My God, she's been positively effervescent these last weeks! What can be the reason?

Distributorcap said...

i wonder if condi is about to work for the Eames Chair COmpany