Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Decline and Fall of Condi's Empire: The Secretary of State's Shoes, Hairdos, and Fabulous Fashions, Part Four, 2008

Condi's final year was one of withdrawal and repetition. She was officially in re-runs. The word "Annapolis" popped up like a sad jack-in-the-box throughout every speech and interview she was to give right up until the very end. Maybe La Rice's career at the Department of State amounted to more than a string of failures and disappointments punctuated by countless inane photo-ops and vapid media puff-pieces, but if it did, I didn't notice. I liked it just fine!

The big story of the year, I suppose, was the Condi Veep Rumor™. This blog meticulously tracked this non-story right from the tiny seed of its birth, through several mutations and elaborations, right to its death in the glare of the Palin media blitzkrieg.

The highlights from Condi's final days as SoS:

Bonus! 2009 Roundup:

And that's that! She came in with boots on her feet and left with a shoe taped to her head. What will Condi get up to next during this exciting new chapter in her life? Stay tuned to Princess Sparkle Pony, where I will STILL keep track of Condoleezza's hairdo so you don't have to.

Here's 2005, 2006, 2007.


Anonymous said...

Reading these retrospectives, I am crying salt tears. I want Condi to go, but I want her to stay, too!

Matthew Hubbard said...

Those last two pictures of Condi before the burning effigy are yin and yang-tastic! At her most terrifying and at her most glamorous!

We need the 49ers to hire her, but I don't think there's a local pro news photog at the Yuri Gripas level. The pictures might not have the same zip, and of course they won't have the same Tzipi.

samael7 said...

Wow, what a retrospective to read on this historic day.

And I can't believe I've been reading you for that long. Here's to several more administrations of entertainment and reporting on Vitally Important grooming information.

So long as there are Cindy McCains, Sarah Palins, Manolos, Ferragamos, coifs to espy, facial hair to monitor, diplomazons and diplomatrices, matching-chair photo-ops, and as long as, somewhere in this world, Ursula Plassnik deigns to come down from the land of the Ice Giants and cavort with us mere mortals once in a while, I hope to hear from Der Glitzenpony, whinnying her approval or her dismay, as taste and fashion dictate.

Anonymous said...

Such Magic Moments!

Thank you so much, Princess.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the last four years, Sparkles. Without the comic relief we'd need more Prozac than we're already taking. Looking forward to more. :) MWAH!

Anonymous said...

Princess, you were the highlight of my eight years with Condi. I don't think I could have endured the Bush Administration without you. But I believe that President Obama sent you a stimulus package with Hillary. Anything you can do for her will be a service to America. Carry on, Your Royal Highness.