Sunday, March 15, 2009

Condoleezza Rice, This is Your Life!


Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, left, who is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, greets former Secretary of State George Shultz, right, before her talk to an economic summit at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif., Friday, March 13, 2009. Rice described how the world economic downturn could affect the international political landscape. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)


Well, gosh, Condi certainly seems more comfortable with Shultz than with Maddy. And now that she's off the world diplomatic stage (Phew!), I see she's turned her attention to economics. Or something. Few reporters saw fit to cover this momentous occasion, so thank goodness for the San Diego Union-Tribune:

"This is a crisis going to the heart of issues of governance, of how to provide for a population," she said. "It will most certainly have an effect on the willingness of countries around the world to affirm the model of economic development that has been most dominant since the collapse of the Soviet Union."


And that, I suppose, is what happens when she's around Shultz: misty watercolor memories of the 80s, a time when Condi was able to pretend much more convincingly that she was an expert on something... anything.

16 comments:

Lulu Maude said...

She looks as if she's keeping the old fadoodle at arm's length.

Ever-pure.

Muscato said...

What we're learning about Retirement Condi is that, all along, she has dressed like that On Purpose. I had a dream that after she crept away to private life, we might see a different, kicky, kind of out-there Condi emerge (jodhpurs? granny dresses? cheongsams?), but no; she might as well still be cluttering up the Seventh Floor...

Fran said...

Still Condi is beaming- she is finally the hell out of the nasty Bush admin nightmare.... she's giddy!

Oh- and being the fashion hound that you are... I simply MUST share this with you....

http://www.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/wayoflife/03/15/duct.tape.prom/index.html

A duct tape prom!

http://www.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/wayoflife/03/15/duct.tape.prom/index.html

I like photo #9

Editor said...

@ Fran: The cutest is #9, because they got the peace symbol wrong 14 times. I wonder how their hippie grandparents feel?

@ PSP: Something looks familiar here. WAIT!

http://sparklepony.blogspot.com/2008/12/condi-farewell-tour-simply-exploding.html

Right?

Anonymous said...

Your Excellency PSP: Allow me to be repetitive: Marry her! Otherwise Shultz will get her before you!

TRex said...

Back on the Condi Crack are we?
You need the 12 steps.

Fran said...

True they did get the simple peace sign wrong (how difficult can it be??) but at least they avoided the ever so gawdy overdone US flag get up, as seen in a previous photo.
Would those flag motif people walk down the streets of Baghdad in such an outfit???

It's true their hippy relatives would have to excuse themselves for a bong hit break to get over the fact they are related. (both the flag and the haphazard peace sign).

Still, in pure fashion sense, and because of the economy tanking, I must say this Duct tape fashion
trend is a refreshing twist to an age old problem-- what to wear to the prom & how to afford it.

When things get tough
the tough get Duct tape..... or something like that.

Karen Zipdrive said...

I never noticed before how huge her head is! As for Shultz, he may be old but that big red nose tells me he's got full diplomatic relations with the Scotch.

justlovely said...

Lulu Maude: I'm not sure it's her wanting to keep him at arm's length. Look at his hands. He really doesn't even want to touch her.

dguzman said...

Is it just me, or does he does look like a cartoon character from "Mutts?"

Anonymous said...

Talking about sartorial taste: George's nose color matches that of his pocket handkerchief.

That's what a Princeton education teaches you.

Drama Queen said...

Is his hand freaky huge? (Or is it just that foreground problem Ann Coulter complained about over her cover photo with those ginormous ugly witch shoes?)

lorrwill said...

yeah but her hair! her hair! it looks fabulous. so shiny it's sheeny.

sfmike said...

Schultz is so evil he makes the John Huston character in "Chinatown" look kind and public-spirited. He was the monster who basically put together the George Bush administration and Condi was one of his proteges who he made sure was placed there. He's married to a serial widow named Charlotte Maillard Schultz, and the two of them live in the fabulous San Francisco penthouse immortalized by Sean Wilsey in his memoir, "Oh, The Glory of It All!" If ever somebody belonged in a war criminals prison, it's Mr. Schultz. I've met the asshole, by the way, and he made my flesh crawl.

Rhode Island Rules said...

Man, George's face looks like he has been put through a radiation re-education treatment. He doesn't look like he knows why he is there or even who he is and Condi is all giving him the stiff arm to keep his skin from melting off onto her.

Anonymous said...

With reference to Drama Queen's message:

Is not Condi's hand on George's arm weirdly huge as well? I mean, looks like she's wearing a Halloween-type monster glove..