Friday, February 25, 2005

What would Mr. Blackwell say?

Robin Givhan reviews Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's wardrobe at the Wiesbaden Army Airfield in this morning's Washington Post:
"Rice boldly eschewed the typical fare chosen by powerful American women on the world stage. She was not wearing a bland suit with a loose-fitting skirt and short boxy jacket with a pair of sensible pumps. She did not cloak her power in photogenic hues, a feminine brooch and a non-threatening aesthetic. Rice looked as though she was prepared to talk tough, knock heads and do a freeze-frame Matrix jump kick if necessary. Who wouldn't give her ensemble a double take -- all the while hoping not to rub her the wrong way? ...

"...she walked out draped in a banner of authority, power and toughness."


At 9:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha! And a very cool reception she recieved in "Old" Europe! The French were bemused by her apparently facile arguments and loose grip on history or reality. I bet she uses the strap-on in those private meetings with Bush II.


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