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Condi Rice on International Relasians

December 3rd, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana


Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice arrived for an emergency condolence visit in India this week, an effort to smooth over relations between India and Pakistan during the shaky after-effects of the recent Mumbai terrorist attacks.

Indian and Afghan officials have accused Pakistan of being accountable for the incursions, after the perpetrator in custody was confirmed by India’s officials as being Pakistani (and sang that his compatriots, are too).

Pakistani President Zardari has stated that Pakistan is “in no way responsible” for the aggression, instead offering that the terrorists are likely “stateless actors who have been operating all throughout the region.” This, of course, is unsatisfying to Indian officials that are still grappling for an answer to the violence.

From AP:

Rice [says] Pakistan bears a “special responsibility” to help get to the bottom of the attacks while awkwardly declining to finger Pakistani militants outright.

Rice continued to offer solutions during her talks with Pakistan, whispering*, “Hey, we got this. Just work with me here, and we’ll get some intel that proves Iraq did this in no time.”

*Not true. So not true. Totally fictional. Right?

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If Tyra Is Michelle Obama, Then…

August 6th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen


In the current issue of Harper’s Bazaar, there’s a full fashion editorial featuring Tyra Banks as Michelle Obama. You know, because they have so much in common. Like, they’re black. They’re both on TV a lot. And they’re both…um…let’s see…Michelle went to Princeton and Harvard Law School, while Tyra went to…Columbus University in the movie Higher Learning…and…uh…

Anyway, the preposterousness aside of, say, Tyra in a Harvard sweatshirt reading in bed while holding a pencil to her chin, arrested by her own profound thoughts, the concept is pretty clever, don’t you think? Let’s take a look at other powerful female political figures and their model doppelgangers:

1. Cindy McCain/Helmut Newton Icon Nadja Auermann


Common traits: Blond, icy-looking, vaguely dominatrix-y

2. Condoleezza Rice/18 Year-Old Rising Star Chanel Iman

Common traits: Chanel is one-quarter Korean and blowing up in the biz, while Condi makes it her business to keep North Korea from blowing up the world; unusual first names that begin with “C”

3. Ruth Bader Ginsburg/Indie Darling Irina Lazareanu

Common traits: Lazareanu makes a living because of her bangs, Ginsburg bangs a gavel for a living

4. Nancy Pelosi/Last of the Supers Christy Turlington

Common traits: High cheekbones, dazzling white smiles, being the best in the business (and, frankly, knowing it)

5. Hillary Clinton/Jessica “Marc Jacobs Named a Bag after Me” Stam

Common traits: Being a bit dough-faced, sad-eyed, and like yesterday’s news

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