Thursday, January 22, 2009

State Department Staff: Ding Dong the Witch is Dead


(Early contender for Worst PSP Photoshop award, 2009)

Harper's Magazine talked with some of the people at the State Department, and, well, let's just say that the obvious happiness visible everywhere at her going away party wasn't faked:

There are great hopes for Hillary at State. I met last week with a number of career State Department employees and was surprised when one said she was looking forward to the “Glinda Party” next week. I asked her: if Hillary was Glinda, the Good Witch of the South from the Wizard of Oz, did that make Condoleezza Rice the Wicked Witch of the West?

“You’re on to it,” she said.


Well, gosh, if they didn't like her, they should have moved to a different department. I hear there's no place like Homeland Security.

Toss of the combable mane to Pony Pal™ William in Houston for the spotting!

On a related topic, my burning question is this: will Hillary use the DoS matching armchairs? Stay tuned!

16 comments:

Lady Wesley said...

Watching those jubilant State Department employees this morning, they reminded me of the flying monkeys after Dorothy melted the witch. Meaning no disrespect to Condi, and all.

Anonymous said...

The armchairs, I think will stay -- but there will be less dancing of the Madison.

jterry said...

Yeah, I got bored at work today and watched the entire 24 minute video of Hillary's arrival that State Department bloggers had put up. That was definitely an unusually happy crowd. Condi must've really, really been loathed.

Lulu Maude said...

There's nothing like preemptive war to discourage real diplomats.

It's so... undiplomatic...

Karen Zipdrive said...

Definitely flying monkeys.

zoe said...

Matching armchairs? I don't really know. What I am truly curious about is whether she prefers Ferragamos or Blahniks. Or Stride Rites. In fact, burning with curiosity.

Frank said...

Ummmm, isn't Glinda the Good Witch of the NORTH? Bad, Harper's fact checkers, bad!

Michael Tuggle said...

"I hear there's no place like Homeland Security."

Beautiful. I stand in awe. No wonder I keep coming back to this site.

HRH King Friday XIII, Ret. said...

That makes Abassador Bolton one of her flying monkey's!

samael7 said...

I hope the matching armchairs stay, myself. Now that we have someone who thinks with something other than what she sits on, it'd be a refreshing change to have MACPOs be an aesthetic background to something other than abject failure.

The Cat's Meow said...

No, Frank, she was only the Good Witch of the North in the movie. In L. Frank Baum's original books, Glinda the Good was the Witch of the South. So whether he meant to or not, Mr. Horton got it right. We discuss this at length over at My Cats Are Democrats.

As for Condi.... "I can't wait forever to get those shoes!"

Betsy Ross said...

Check this on the State Department reaction. Was going to shout out the Dead Men Working post about the disappearance of the Great Wall Of Bush, but the Diplopundit post has the advantage of more insider snark.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Get a load of Condi's left hand in the photo above. The shadows cast give an optical illusion-making it look like two tiny fingers are coming out of her sleeve.

Miss Kitty said...

Forget flying monkees, those State Dept. emloyees looked like the French when the Americans rolled into Paris. Kind of like how I felt on Jan. 20th!

Madduane said...

You made me think of Margaret Hamilton, one of my favorite actresses. I found a youtube vid of her appearing on Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, apologizing to the kiddies for scaring them with the wicked witch, and talking a little about the experience she had filming the movie. It was actually very sweet, and kind of cool seeing her as the little grandmother she was by '68, getting into costume and doing that character again for a second. I'm not going to link, but if you're curious, it should be easy to find.

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