Thursday, January 11, 2007

Forecast: Heavy Condi Downpours

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice makes remarks at a private sector summit on diplomacy, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007, at the State Dept. in Washington. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson)
My favorite thing about the above photo is the awful graphic Condi has to stand beside, probably the reason for her grimace.

So anyway, yes, Condi goes up against Congress today in what will surely be an absolute luvfest with kisses 'n' cuddles for everybody. I'm thinking we'll be seeing a lot of her patented "I'm concerned and earnest" Klingon-like wrinkled forehead (UPDATE: Yup, see below). I love that act! And tomorrow? Condi goes to Jordan!

There are a couple of interesting Condilinks which I'll post later this morning. Stay tuned!

And here they are:


Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice discusses U. S. policy in Iraq while testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007 before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. (AP Photo/Dennis Cook)
What can I say? My Magic 8-Ball never fails me.


Anonymous said...

Is she SNARLING? I'm all hot and bothered now. Can't wait for more Condi capers! THANK YOU Princess.

I've always preferred Private Diplomacy, aka---bribes and sweeteners. But they just feel they must keep up appearances, so be it.

Karen Zipdrive said...

She's neither snarling nor grimacing. She's merely warming up the crowd by showing them how she can spit water through her teeth.

HRH King Friday XIII, Ret. said...


I'm a dork. But if you know what that means then you are too.

Anonymous said...

I was watching the good Dr. on the Today show this morning, and when Matt Lauer asked her the "tough" questions, that brow furrowed up nice & bold. She reminded me of vampires in the Buffyverse (yeah, I'm a dork, too. But then that was no secret, was it?)

Civic Center said...

Everything is supposed to be centered on that awful PowerPoint screen, but "On Public" and "Diplomacy" are somehow flush left instead. No wonder everyone is confused and Condi is unhappy.

Christopher1974 said...

Unfortunately, by Washington PowerPoint standards -- that's actually a GOOD slide.

Carmen Sutra said...

After her speech, she gnawed down the podium and made a dam out of it. So industrious, that one!

I hear US troops invaded the Iranian embassy in Irbil. Get out your pocketbooks, everyone! We've got another war to shell out for.

pissed off patricia said...

Carmen sutra, does this mean we have to go shopping again? I'm running out of things to buy in order to help my country.

Condi is everywhere today. She's so busy helping president bush sell his new war plan. His new war plan looks amazingly like his old war plan and even more like his even older war plan.

Good luck with that mission, Condi.

Anonymous said...

All Dork comments noted and logged. (And all too obviously, understood.) As for Buffyverse vampire head, I'd say it's more like first season Angel vampire heads, which pretty quickly got phased out after Angel pushed a rich vampire out of a very high window at Wolfram & Hart. (Just in case the "I'm a dork, too" reference above was too vague.)

And as for Condi loving her some Fox News, she had nice words to say about Harry Smith in about the not nicest possible way, bringing up his less than stellar ratings.

Kind of like what cool kids say about dorks who have helped them with their homework without getting all clingy, or Klingon, to continue with the theme.

Personally, I loves me some Suzie Plaxson, everybody's favorite tall-drink-of-water half human/half Klingon ultra-babe diplomat. (I know what you're saying... Okay, Matty Boy, we get it, you're a dork, too.)

Anonymous said...

So when criticizing Condi we should obscure that she is both black and Republican and just say "the person who is our nation's highest diplomat of undisclosable ethnicity and political affiliation."? All these rules are so hard!

I get the feeling she'd nip over to Syria just to avoid Congress. Maybe she'll even stay in the Middle east just to never have to face them again.

Lulu Maude said...

A face made for Photoshopping, yet so hard to improve upon...

That's our Condi!

Anonymous said...

I like the fact that the CNN article says: "But Rice told an aide that when she was next in Iraq she would like to do a "one-on-one" with CBS "The Early Show" anchor Harry Smith.".