PSP flashback: Ursula, scarf, and tiny Turkish foe, 04-21-08 (AP Photo)
I just stumbled across this article in last week's European Voice about Sparklefave Ursula Plassnik's bid to head some European security agency. I'm thankful for the article because it totally explains what's going on with Ursula and how her old nemesis Turkey (see above) is trying to get in her way, but also because the writer feels fit to include a completely unnecessary, gratuitous reference to the affable Austrian giantess' height:
The OSCE's secretariat is based, conveniently, in Vienna, and the conspicuously tall Plassnik was the frontrunner for the job – ahead by at least a long neck – but now Turkey is attempting to cut her down to size.
Ha, ha! It's funny because she's tall!