Almost resplendent in red

I have [number redacted] pictures of Condoleezza Rice around here, and she’s always wearing simple but severe pumps. As Secretary of State, she just didn’t go beyond that. (Well, once in a while, maybe.) But it seems that Dr Rice, having escaped Diplomatic Hell, can relax a bit these days:

Condoleezza Rice at the ESPY Awards

The shoes are okay, maybe a little better than okay, but the dress is what everyone’s looking at, and the trick, I think, was getting the bow to exactly the right size. (Another couple of inches and it would have made her look paunchy.) Oscar de la Renta scores again.

Speaking of the Secretary of State, has anyone seen Hillary lately? I mean, really. She’s faded faster than Sue Storm facing Dr. Doom.

(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images North America, slightly reduced here.)


  1. McGehee »

    22 July 2009 · 9:37 am

    Secretary of State hasn’t been a stepping stone to the presidency since men wore silk stockings in public.

  2. Lisa Paul »

    22 July 2009 · 10:04 am

    Um, didn’t she have an injury that has her facing surgery (which she may already have had) and a long recovery?

  3. CGHill »

    22 July 2009 · 10:12 am

    Last treatment I remember her having was uterine fibroid embolization, and that was about five years ago.

  4. McGehee »

    22 July 2009 · 11:14 am

    If Lisa’s referring to Hillary instead of Condi, I think she’s right.

  5. McGehee »

    22 July 2009 · 11:19 am

    Wikipedia balked at first, but here it is.

  6. fillyjonk »

    22 July 2009 · 11:29 am

    Didn’t Ms. Clinton break a collarbone or something recently? I seem to remember hearing that. And while a broken collarbone isn’t debilitating, it can be dang uncomfortable, especially for traveling.

  7. fillyjonk »

    22 July 2009 · 11:30 am

    D’oh, should have just read McGehee’s link.

  8. CGHill »

    22 July 2009 · 11:35 am

    I’d blame this whole thing on “pronoun trouble,” but then I’d probably get shot. It’s rabbit season, you know.

  9. Lynn »

    22 July 2009 · 12:40 pm

    I saw Ms. Clinton on ABC news last night or night before. That’s the first I had heard about the broken elbow. It seems like she’s looking a lot older these days than she did just a few months ago.

    As for her dropping off the radar… isn’t that usually a sign that a person is doing their job and staying out of trouble?

  10. Lisa Paul »

    22 July 2009 · 1:30 pm

    I heard Hillary on PBS this morning where she is meeting with various Asian nations and campaigning for the release of Aung San Suu Kyi. Our perception of a Secretary of State is somewhat skewed in recent years because Bush left all the talking to Cheney and Condi. But the SOS is often out of the country, and of course, Americans don’t read any news about anything happening outside their borders.

  11. section9 »

    22 July 2009 · 11:51 pm

    Like it or not, Hillary is quietly being undermined by Teh Won, who simply does not trust her, and never will. She will leave before Midterms next year so she can start campaigning for Blue Dogs next year and start collecting chits.

    Condi looks radiant, as usual.

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