Monday, September 22, 2008

Rear View

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice sits in a Palestinian aid meeting during the United Nations General Assembly, at the U.N. Headquarters in New York, September 22, 2008. (Chip East/Reuters)

Yes, well... Condi. Condi's still coasting. It's funny that some of you have expressed concern about what I'll do when she's gone, but it should be obvious that she already checked out a long time ago. I like seeing the rare posterior view of the hairdo, though. It's so rigid, so unitary! It reminds me of the hair on Lego™ Mini Figures™.

There's always the chance, though, that this is the labor-saving, Disneytronic Condibot sent in America's Princess Diplomat's stead, and that would certainly account for the manufactured quality of the hairdo. But, honestly, is there really much of a difference between Washington hairdressers and robot manufacturers? Wittier repartee?

Whatever! The difference between Condoleezza Rice and her animagic stand-in is fairly academic by now. Here's a photo of Dr. Ferragamo doing her "I'm concerned" dance for the Ukraine guy:

United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, right, speaks with Ukraine's Foreign Minister Volodymyr Ohryzko, Monday, Sept. 22, 2008 at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York during a bilateral meeting.(AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

I must say that suit is as costly looking as it is unflattering. I don't have a problem with the skirt, but that jacket is just not tailored well! It could look good! But it doesn't! Why, Condi, why?

But did Our Heroine accomplish anything on her fancy New York trip? Yes:

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and South Korean Foreign Minister Yu Myung-hwan shake hands after signing a memorandum of understanding on the WEST (Work, English Study and Travel) Program Monday, Sept. 22, 2008, at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York. The program is designed to create bilateral opportunities for young Americans and Koreans. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Ooh, a memorandum of understanding! Fancy! We totally heart those! HOORAY 4 CONDI!!


Anonymous said...

PSP, Wish I could say something witty, but all I can say is that you are a genius, on this late Monday evening in the imperial capital.

Anonymous said...

Memorandum of understanding on a student exchange program?

What's to be understood? You keep sending us well educated (and English speaking!) engineers that work for cheap and we'll understand if you bomb North Korean back to Paleolithic era.

chas_m said...

The picture of her with Ohryzko looks EXACTLY like someone who's just started her part of a Disney duet.

Anonymous said...

The cuffs on that suit are all wrong. I think it was designed by former Project Runway biker chick Stella, who usually likes to work with leatha.

HRH King Friday XIII, Ret. said...

"lego hair!" hahahahah!

Diane Griffin said...

Me & Condi have a non-alignment pact! (she better sign it!)

Glennis said...

Well, our secretary of State surely has her priorities right. Is it a high school exchange program?

And I must say - the long page-boy hairdo is not flattering at all. The flip, silly as it was, was much more flattering to her face.

Anonymous said...

Thandie Newton, playing Condoleezza Rice, in Oliver Stone's movie "W" explains, “...between Condi and Bush, there’s an intimacy and ease between the two of them which is kind of peculiar.” Her co-star, Brolin says, “I think Bush and Condi are fucking in every way but physically.”

Poor Condi, even in the fantasy world of Hollywood, she can't get laid.

dguzman said...

Check out the hair in the last photo. Did she call for full (hair)shields up or something? It's all poofy on the camera side, yet nonexistent on the 'away' side. It's like a big black swoosh died on her head.

Anonymous said...

I also think it,s the cuffs on the jacket. They're too short & wide. plus, oh i don't know, they're just wrong! My barbie used to have some thing like that, but better. Condi needs to take fashion lessons form Sarah Palin. Maybe some Alaska earrings or something to pick things up a bit.