U.S. President George W. Bush, second left, cuts a ribbon as he officially opens the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan Wednesday, March 1, 2006. Standing left to right: first lady Laura Bush, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, U.S. Ambassador Ron Neumann, and Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Bush made a surprise visit to Afghanistan ahead of his trip to India and Pakistan. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)Also, can we deconstruct this just a tad? I'd say that Laura Bush has a firmer grip on her husband than Condi has on her diplomatic corps. *rimshot* And Karzai? Heck, he doesn't need any hand-holding; he's got the power of Unocal behind him!
And, yow, what the heck is going on between Condi 'n' Laura? Check it out: