Thursday, January 15, 2015

Condi Roundup!

Above: Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speaking at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco Wednesday. Image Credit: Mark Sullivan/VentureBeat

 It's a new Condiyear! So what's America's Princess Diplomat been up to? Well, not much, actually. But seeing Condi in a brand new Matching Armchairs Photo-Op Live! On Stage! filled me with nostalgia for bygone Condidays.

On the other hand, OMG, what is UP with those dorm chairs? Those are terrible. Anyway, this was at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, so that's got to be one of her full-price gigs, so well worth enduring a bad armchair in front of an audience of pharmaceutical executives. Condi said some vague things about terror 'n' such, complained about Edward Snowden, revealed that the world is a dangerous place, and suggested that the US send troops to the Balkans because, my goodness, that sounds like the best idea ever. Reminder: Dr. Ferragamo was paid more than what the average American makes in a year for today's brief staged interview. Gooooo Condi!

I know you all are fans of Condi Veep Rumors™, and we briefly enjoyed NFL Commissioner Condi Rumors a few months ago, so how about some Condi Running To Fill Barbara Boxer's Senate Seat Rumors? Sounds great, right? Alas, those fun-sounding rumors have already come and gone, so we'll have to wait a few more months for Condi Veep Rumors™ to start bobbing up again.

So other than CVRs, what will 2015 bring Condiwatchers? Canned speeches and paychecks, same as always.


Alex said...

Who wrote that dreadful article at that VentureBeat thing? Condi has been harping on sending troops to the Baltics for months now, but surely she didn't switch it up to sending troops to the Balkans just for this talk?!

That would be rather startling if she was talking about reinvading Kosovo or something, but I doubt she was that startling.

dinthebeast said...

I hear David Brooks is coming to Stanford... Maybe they could play footsie under the table or something.

-Doug in Uakland

Peteykins said...

Um, Alex, that was probably just me not paying attention and getting things wrong, to be honest.

Anonymous said...

I guess war is not God's way of teaching Americans geography ...

Alex said...

To be honest, I assumed it was your error at first as was going to chide you gently, but I followed the link to the original article, and it was "Balkans" there as well. I chided that author less gently, since VentureBeat (whatever that is) seems to set itself up as some sort of magazine-thing and should really pay a bit closer attention to things and stuff.