Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, sits by herself in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, July 16, 2007, during a meeting between President Bush and Polish President Lech Kaczynski. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Awwwww. It kinda makes me sad to see Condi like this, all dressed up but still surrounded by empty seats. And all she could do is sit there and listen to spotlight-hoggin' George going on and on about some initiative thingy that he's totally making Condi do. As if! George, Dr. Ferragamo really isn't into the whole paperwork thing, OK? That's honestly not her strong suit. To top it all off, she's also probably moping about her canceled trip to Africa:
McCormack said Rice had called Ghanian President John Kufour on Monday to tell him she would now also be skipping an annual forum in Accra on the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act, a centerpiece in the administration's stated commitment to improving the economic lot of the world's poorest continent.
Instead, Rice will stay in Washington to concentrate on the Middle East and Iraq, he said.
Oh, totally! She's going to totally concentrate on the Middle East and Iraq, and the end of Neiman's Final Call has absolutely nothing to do with it, OK?
Anyway, why does George keep making Condi do things she's not good at? Why does anybody? That, Pony Pals™, is one of the greatest mysteries of this decade, and I thought I heard somebody say something about a Peteykins principle or something. Whatever.
Things were way more fun on Friday. I mean, this is the kind of thing Condi's good at, hangin' with basketball players and fondling bronze chicks:
WNBA president Donna Orender, center, and WNBA All-Star Tamika Catchings, of the Indiana Fever, right, presents Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, left, with the 2007 WNBA Inspiration Award, Friday, July 13, 2007 in Washington. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)