THEY NEVER SAID THAT ABOUT LAWRENCE EAGLEBURGER

The Washington Post’s Robin Givhan on Hot Condi:

Rice’s appearance at Wiesbaden—a military base with all of its attendant images of machismo, strength and power—was striking because she walked out draped in a banner of authority, power and toughness. She was not hiding behind matronliness, androgyny or the stereotype of the steel magnolia. Rice brought her full self to the world stage—and that included her sexuality. It was not overt or inappropriate. If it was distracting, it is only because it is so rare.

Posted by Tim B. on 02/25/2005 at 12:42 AM
    1. With Madeline Albright, it would have been “covered in a burlap sack of authority.”

      Posted by John57 on 02/25 at 12:49 AM • permalink

 

    1. Oh for Christ’s sake, when will these people shut up.

      Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 02/25 at 12:58 AM • permalink

 

    1. Fantastic photo. In many ways she’s a Republican dream candidate. Casting by racial healing, upbringing by Christianity, wardrobe & atmo by Ayn Rand.

      Posted by ForNow on 02/25 at 12:58 AM • permalink

 

    1. Good God.  This is the Secretary of State, not the Playmate of the Month.  Or the equivalent S&M publication.  And I’m still trying to decide if “sex siren” is an improvement over “house niggah”.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 02/25 at 01:05 AM • permalink

 

    1. She’s dead sexy!

      Posted by Dog of War on 02/25 at 01:07 AM • permalink

 

    1. The photo appears to have been pulled from the Washington Post article—an AP article and AP photo, actually. Can’t find it anywhere else. Glad somebody captured it from the newspaper itself.

      Posted by ForNow on 02/25 at 01:18 AM • permalink

 

    1. ForNow:
      The Washington Post was probably concerned that it might be viewed by Muslims.

      Posted by amortiser on 02/25 at 01:21 AM • permalink

 

    1. The Washington Post was probably concerned that it might be viewed by Muslims.

      Forget Muslims! What happens if us white readers start culminating!

      Posted by Quentin George on 02/25 at 01:37 AM • permalink

 

    1. This Condi slideshow has the shot and a couple other good ones from the same event.

      Posted by profeti on 02/25 at 01:50 AM • permalink

 

    1. Bush in his cod-piece resemblent flight suit, Condi suggestively attired in yet a “no-nonsense” way: “We look like such a normal couple”, Bush was heard to say as he and Condi motored over to the soldiers’ mess hall in Iraq to deliver the Plastic Thanksgiving Turkey.

      Mission Accomplished!

      Posted by J. Peden on 02/25 at 02:08 AM • permalink

 

    1. I thought it was both a very good news photo and a flattering photo of Condi.

      Where is it written in stone that the press must show unflattering photos of right wing politicians? (NB $100 to the first person who can show me a flattering photo of Jhn Howard on our ABC)

      Posted by Pauly on 02/25 at 02:10 AM • permalink

 

    1. I can’t believe we have an authentic member of G.O.B.B.L.E. commenting right at this Website! It’s like a Coelecanth swimming right into the Museum of Natural History through the water pipes! This nut case thinks that the turkey was plastic! He also thinks that Bush wore his flight suit all the way from Texas. He also thinks that Bush made their “normal couple” comment about their appearance in Baghdad!

      Posted by ForNow on 02/25 at 02:15 AM • permalink

 

    1. ForNow, I think your satire detector needs to be recalibrated…

      Posted by PW on 02/25 at 02:20 AM • permalink

 

    1. I’m sorry, but am I the only one who looks at the a long flowing black cape and big black boots as she walks down the aisle surrounded by hundreds of soldiers, and thinks of Darth Vader?

      Er, I mean that in a good way though.

      Posted by Jorge on 02/25 at 02:28 AM • permalink

 

    1. Great knees!

      I voted for Julie Bishop because she’s got great knees, too.

      Posted by Razor on 02/25 at 02:29 AM • permalink

 

    1. My satire detector may indeed need recalibrating. I’ve been talking to more leftists than usual lately, it’s like they want to be caricatures of themselves.

      Posted by ForNow on 02/25 at 02:41 AM • permalink

 

    1. Black high-heeled leather boots? A black military-style overcoat? It’s wonderful! She’s actually satirising the left’s view of the Bush Administration. It’s as if she’s saying, “You think we’re all jackbooted military thugs? Well cop a load of THIS!” It’s genius!

      And Sydney readers, that wheezing sound you may hear is Margo coming across this picture and hyperventilating.

      Posted by blandwagon on 02/25 at 03:16 AM • permalink

 

    1. Actually, the photo of Condi is very flattering, although I never of them as resembling jack boots.  LOL!  They do, don’t they?

      Now, it’s the prose in the linked article that turns me off.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 02/25 at 03:42 AM • permalink

 

    1. I think, therefore, it is. Actually, I slightly feared I might mislead someone. Sorry.
      [Usually even I can’t understand what I say.]

      Posted by J. Peden on 02/25 at 03:57 AM • permalink

 

    1. A woman does real good and all you guys can do is drool….its a free kick to Pravda….who needs enemies?

      C’mon you guys lift your game!

      Posted by rog2 on 02/25 at 04:29 AM • permalink

 

    1. Rice brought her full self to the world stage

      She had the choice of leaving some of herself at home?

      Posted by rexie on 02/25 at 04:42 AM • permalink

 

    1. Those boots are made for walking …
      Go Condi!

      Posted by blogstrop on 02/25 at 04:46 AM • permalink

 

    1. Jackboots don’t have two-inch heels. Those are definite FMBs.

      Posted by Jorge on 02/25 at 07:05 AM • permalink

 

    1. sorry, I know I shouldn’t do this, but…

      woo, hoo (complete with Casey-Jones-pulling-the-whistle arm motions)!!! Hubba Hubba!!!

      Yabba Dabba Doo, even.  Gotta love her!

      Posted by Waste on 02/25 at 07:07 AM • permalink

 

    1. In case my remarks need clarifying: I love the photo and <girl>the outfit</girl>. What I can’t stand is the pretentious socio-psychobabble of the press. “Rice brought her full self to the world stage—and that included her sexuality—gah!

      Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 02/25 at 07:45 AM • permalink

 

    1. Check out the caption on this version of the already famous photo.

      Posted by jgm on 02/25 at 08:10 AM • permalink

 

    1. In case my remarks need clarifying: I love the photo and <girl>the outfit</girl>. What I can’t stand is the pretentious socio-psychobabble of the press. “Rice brought her full self to the world stage—and that included her sexuality—gah!

      Typical WaPo BS.  Remember the fashion lashing they gave Katherine Harris when she was the Florida Secretary of State during the 2000 election?  Par for the course.

      Anyway..I was reminded more of “Trinity” than “Neo”.

      Posted by Bucky Katt on 02/25 at 08:40 AM • permalink

 

    1. Oh, dear, our “friends” in Dem****** Under***** don’t like this:

       Was she teaching people the goosestep…..
      in that outfit? After all, didn’t Hitler’s minions wear similar boots?

      This is such a stupid article the Washington Post should be ashamed to call themselves a newspaper.

      How many articles did they do on Madeline Albright’s clothes? Oh, that’s right – she actually had intellect so they didn’t have to focus on her clothes.

      WTF is wrong with these people???

      Posted by BIWOZ on 02/25 at 08:42 AM • permalink

 

    1. Guys have very low standards.  Fortunately, that’s what is needed.

      Posted by rhhardin on 02/25 at 08:55 AM • permalink

 

    1. Secretary Rice isn’t a fashion model on a runway, she’s the Secretary of State of the United States of America, the great military and political power the world has ever seen and I hope this kind of stuff stops right now.

      It’s a great picture, not because, as some idiots are suggesting, she’s showing off her clothes or her sexuality, but because it shows Rice’s easy confidence and the apparent approval of the troops.

      As for Allbright. She would have been a disaster and disgrace as Secretary of State even if she looked like Audrey Hepburn.

      Posted by blerp on 02/25 at 09:54 AM • permalink

 

    1. Andrea—what you said.  But I like the outfit, even though I ain’t a girl.  I like it for reasons beyond the fact that it pisses off the DU moonbats.  🙂

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 02/25 at 10:15 AM • permalink

 

    1. Dick Cheney still has got the figure to wear wear a Bob Mackey knock-off, though…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 02/25 at 11:33 AM • permalink

 

    1. OH, MAN!  Can you see the Condi/Hillary debate now?  Ilsa vs. the bitter ex-wife…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 02/25 at 11:34 AM • permalink

 

    1. From the Dissociative Press:

      Alert Secret Service agents wrestled former pop idol Justin Timberlake to the ground during an appearance by Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice today…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 02/25 at 11:42 AM • permalink

 

    1. Robin Givhan is the frump that beefed about Dick Cheney’s appearance at the Auschwitz memorial: Link, forgetting Cheney is a heart patient and exposure to cold could kill him. Of course, some people think exposure to light could kill him, but leave Berkeley CA out of this………

      Posted by Rob C. on 02/25 at 11:54 AM • permalink

 

    1. The photo appears to have been pulled from the Washington Post article—an AP article and AP photo, actually. —Posted by ForNow

      The Washington Post was probably concerned that it might be viewed by Muslims. —Posted by amortiser

      They were sensitive about the Muslims?  Well, what about my sensitivities?  And if they’re not sensitive about my sensitivities, isn’t that insensitive?

      Posted by wronwright on 02/25 at 12:26 PM • permalink

 

    1. A DU commentator writes: “How many articles did they do on Madeline Albright’s clothes? Oh, that’s right – she actually had intellect so they didn’t have to focus on her clothes.”

      Condi? No intellect? ROTFLMAO! Not to mention her near-concert-level ability on the piano.

      Condoleezza Rice brings new meaning to the term “shock and awe”!

      Posted by Urbs in Horto on 02/25 at 02:24 PM • permalink

 

    1. Thank God Madeline Albright didn’t walk around in boots. Or Janet Reno for that matter. *Shudders*

      Regarding Eagleburger, I saw him in an interview on Fox, and let me tell you, his old ass is quite the fox!

      (I was kidding people.)

      Posted by marknicodemo on 02/25 at 02:27 PM • permalink

 

    1. Urbs in Horto,

      Apparently the Morlocks at DU think “wink-wink, grin-grin, nudge-nudge” handshake deals with batshit crazy Fascist dictators equals “intellect”…

      Posted by Spiny Norman on 02/25 at 02:31 PM • permalink

 

    1. This has to be the stupidest non-story I have ever seen. She looks good. Period. What’s out of line there? The heels, maybe. Sexy? She’s more covered than many women you can see on the street.

      I love how the Left turns into a gang of Puritans whenever it suits them.

      Posted by radtrad on 02/25 at 03:17 PM • permalink

 

    1. “She’s got leeegggs! She knows how to use them…”

      Posted by Richard_of_Oz on 02/25 at 03:43 PM • permalink

 

    1. The reason Condi looks sexy is not her clothes.  It is because she is something rarely seen in politics, a genuine, intellegent, accomplished and self-assured woman.  Not a male wannabe, not a ball-crusher, but a real person who is female.

      Posted by Bill_K on 02/25 at 04:50 PM • permalink

 

    1. Secretary of State, Dr.Condoleezza Rice, ROCKS! Her dream job, IS Commissioner of the National Football League, in America.

      I believe her destiny is to lead this Nation of ours for eight years, commencing 12:00 Noon, January 20, 2009.

      As an American, I win either way…I love my Country and my passion is American Football…well after golf, that is…:).

      Posted by El Cid on 02/25 at 04:54 PM • permalink

 

    1. You hit the nail right on the head Bill.
      That Condi is all class.

      Posted by 81Alpha on 02/25 at 07:03 PM • permalink

 

    1. Condi is classy. I see nothing wrong (indecent) with her outfit. A woman who dresses like that is projecting confidence and power and letting people know she isn’t a powerless ‘girl’.

      It seemed like a military type-outfit with a twist. Since I’ve never seen her in an outfit like this, I’m assuming the location (US Airforce Base) influenced her clothing selection.

      The first thing I thought about when I saw the picture was Nancy Sinatra’s old song “These Boots Are Made For Walking”. I was hoping Dr. Rice was sending a message to those who seem to enjoy tearing her down.

      Posted by CJosephson on 02/25 at 07:33 PM • permalink

 

    1. I expressed before that I hope she runs for President at some point just based on her qualifications and performance.  This picture is just icing on the cake, but it is a great picture.  It has more of a “supermodel on the runway” feel to it rather than overtly sexuality and certainly not Darth-Vaderish or dominatrix-ish or anything like that.  Can you seriously picture Darth Vader with that great smile?

      As Ann Althouse says, “These boots are made for running for President!”

      Posted by JimC on 02/25 at 09:08 PM • permalink

 

    1. With Madeline Albright, it would have been “covered in a burlap sack of authority.�?

      With Madeline Albright, it would have been “covered in a burlap sack of authority and the warming humanity of an inch of foundation makeup.�?

      Posted by Jabba the Tutt on 02/26 at 09:25 AM • permalink

 

    1. I’d rather see Lawrence Eagleberger in a mini skirt than Maddie! Condi, you looked terrific. Go Condi!

      Posted by Abu Qa’Qa on 02/26 at 10:54 AM • permalink

 

  1. No wonder the jar heads are clapping.  Cheerleaders AND Condi.

    U S A U S A …

    Posted by Hump B Bare on 02/28 at 02:58 AM • permalink