March 2, 2006

"Why do I need to see her in Spandex? It has nothing to do with the quality of her mind."

Oh, spare me. We see the male politicians jogging about in their shorts all the time!

17 comments:

Semanticleo said...

The mega-avalanche of Condi
promotion will soon be upon us.

Wait until the tough questions begin

Anthony said...

Heck, seeing Condi in Spandex is reason enough for me.

John(classic) said...

Cause she has a cute butt?


(grin,duck, and run)

bearbee said...

Perhaps Ms Ritzy Ditzy von S merely objects to Spandex and not to a public Condi doing squats....

In any case Secretary Rice is in her 50's when the body has begun losing muscle and understands she needs to stay physically strong in order to contend with those world class egos.

Mark Daniels said...

But let's not forget the furor that accompanied Bill Clinton's appearances in short jogging shorts. There was much discussion of how his willingness to be seen in such attire proved that he lacked the gravitas for the presidency. (Some who said that may now be saying that ensuing events proved them correct.)

I suspect that the reason we get uptight about public figures in tights has less to do with a violation of gravitas than it does with the fact that most of us--including me--are not in good physical shape.

Mark Daniels

Truly said...

I saw the first installment because I happened to be up. Brains and brawn--and she looks fabulous.

I've always liked Condi. She's by far the most approachable (so to speak) of the administration higher-ups. She seems like the kind of person that you could talk about boys and shoes with, as well as matters of state.

mcg said...

They're just jealous that she actually can pull it off.

dick said...

I just wonder why I should care what someone who is an image consultant thinks of the whole idea. She is probably just jealous that Condi doesn't need her services but is doing just fine with her image by herself.

I think that having someone in that type of position so strongly work to have a sound mind in a sound body leaves a good impression on the country. She is a wonderful example for the youth of today.

XWL said...

The responses are falling along political lines as I predicted earlier this week.

(warning - gratuitous photos of Jane Fonda in leg warmers at link - warning)

And Bush Administration hating NYT reporter Elizabeth Bumiller is working on a Sec. Rice book. Any bets on whether the book will be positive or negative?

And Condi wore no Spandex, just good old (hopefully) American grown cotton (at least that's what it looks like from the photos).

pct said...

She may be coy about running for higher office, but this sort of PR speaks volumes about her intentions.

Goatwhacker said...

And Condi wore no Spandex, just good old (hopefully) American grown cotton (at least that's what it looks like from the photos).

I agree, they look like sweat pants to me. This sure seems to fit into "this has something to do with George Bush so we have to bitch about it" category.

Art said...

I know the woman who made the spandex reference admires Rice (or so she says) but she's added to the "fact set" (those truthy things that will be accepted as fact forever..regardless of whether they're real or not.)
If Condi becomes a candidate this will come up again...it's got a mild sexual overtone that works great to smudge someone's reputation in the future.

vbspurs said...

I suspect that the reason we get uptight about public figures in tights has less to do with a violation of gravitas than it does with the fact that most of us--including me--are not in good physical shape.

I'm in okay physical shape, Mark, but I tell you, I wouldn't parade myself in shorts like Clinton did.

There was something very indecent about the way those Daisy Dukes would ride up on his thighs, ick.

And Dubya in shorts, whilst longer, and not being pasty like Clinton, a little more salutary-looking, still makes him look dorky.

You'd never see Chirac in shorts, is all I'm sayin'.

P.S.: Condi in Spandex is absolutely tame compared to Condi in black SS knee-high boots. Yowza!

Cheers,
Victoria

knoxgirl said...

Further proof that Condi rules.

I followed a link to a lefty site the other day, and the hatred for Condi is already unbelievably virulent. I SO want her to run in '08, but I really am dreading "Condi Derangement Syndrome" if she does. There were some really, really nasty racist, mysogynistic, and homophobic (use your imagination) comments.

yetanotherjohn said...

My first thought was she was so busy that when thay asked her to take time out for the interviews, she multitasked with something that would give them a fair amount of contiguous time and she didn't need to be using her brain/mouth for other things.

anonlawstudent said...

I think we should do away with visual media. Text newspapers and magazines only. Images are too inflammatory and distracting.

Chris said...

One of the salutary reasons for a President Rice would be, of course (...drum roll please.......)

ASSOCIATE JUSTICE ANN ALTHOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

But seriously, one of the amusing things we at Americans for Rice like to watch is the moonbat crowd assume that Rice can't take tough questions. As if she's some wilting violet.

However, she does have an image team around her, answering to her chief of staff, Jim Wilkinson. Wilkinson has screwed up a few times, but for the most part, Condi's image has done well. She'll never be confused for Michael Brown, except in Moonbat Land-but they hate everybody, even Barnie the Dog.
However, Wilkinson has been known to send Condi up against Russert after a 15 hour flight, which is beyond stupid. No matter how fit Condi is, Captain Jet Lag is stronger than she is.