Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, right, introduces baseball star Ken Griffey Jr who has been named as America's newest public diplomacy envoy, Tuesday, Nov. 18,2008, at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
This is, of course, the latest in Condi's "send a bunch of celebrities around" strategy for world peace. Why are they all sports stars? (EDIT: OMG, I just remembered that she also deployed Fran Drescher, so never mind.) Because, Pony Pals, that is the depth of Condi's imagination. I surprised she hasn't sent Neiman Marcus' shoe sales staff to North Korea yet!
I'm not familiar with this Griffey guy. He's very handsome! Am I supposed to think that? Is that OK? I believe Condi's thinking the same thing:
I know that he said he’s going to make his first trip to Panama in January, and I look forward to that. I’m going to Panama and – in just about two weeks here, three weeks here, and I’ll be able to tell them that Ken Griffey, Jr. isn’t going to be far behind.
"Never mind about our embarrassing administration," she'll tell the Panamanians, "We're sending a baseball star and he'll totally sign all your stuff!"
She also met with "Druze leader Walid Jumblatt" today, and that is just so, so, totally obviously a made-up name. Is that one of the Harry Potter characters?