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BS: Condi wows the French!

11 Feb 05 - 02:25 AM (#1405463)
Subject: BS: Condi wows the French!
From: dianavan

Go figure! The French called her courageous and said she spoke with clarity and conviction. From all accounts, she was a big hit. I'm in shock but heh, they like Jerry Lewis, too.


11 Feb 05 - 03:22 AM (#1405485)
Subject: RE: BS: Condi wows the French!
From: John MacKenzie

They probably think she is a reincarnation of Josephine Baker;~)
Giok


11 Feb 05 - 03:27 AM (#1405491)
Subject: RE: BS: Condi wows the French!
From: Amos

LOL! That's both funny and very insightful, Giok!!


A


11 Feb 05 - 03:39 AM (#1405499)
Subject: RE: BS: Condi wows the French!
From: darkriver

You're right, Giok!

Maybe we should start a rumor that she's actually Algerian. That ought to stop the admiration....

Doug


11 Feb 05 - 01:02 PM (#1406039)
Subject: RE: BS: Condi wows the French!
From: M.Ted

The French invented the language of diplomacy. When they say she spoke with "clarity", it means that her position is clearly ridiculous, when they say "conviction" it means that no one believes a word of it, and "courageous" means, given what she was going to say, she had a lot of nerve to show up in the first place.


11 Feb 05 - 01:24 PM (#1406082)
Subject: RE: BS: Condi wows the French!
From: John MacKenzie

This Frenchman that invented the language of diplomacy, was his name Charles De Gaulle by any chance?
Giok


11 Feb 05 - 01:30 PM (#1406093)
Subject: RE: BS: Condi wows the French!
From: Donuel

this is all good stuff


11 Feb 05 - 06:30 PM (#1406445)
Subject: RE: BS: Condi wows the French!
From: Stilly River Sage

When Condy Rice speaks, she has a habit of pausing to select words. With many public speakers, this could be construed as "thinking." With Rice, it sounds like she's thinking up a lie. I don't trust her as far as I could throw her.

SRS


11 Feb 05 - 06:36 PM (#1406456)
Subject: RE: BS: Condi wows the French!
From: Amos

THAT I would dearly love to measure.


A


11 Feb 05 - 06:41 PM (#1406466)
Subject: RE: BS: Condi wows the French!
From: artbrooks

Josephine Baker? (semi-nude...beware) Hah!! She should live so long!


11 Feb 05 - 08:47 PM (#1406655)
Subject: RE: BS: Condi wows the French!
From: Sorcha

LOL, Art!


11 Feb 05 - 08:52 PM (#1406660)
Subject: RE: BS: Condi wows the French!
From: Cluin

Damn! Giok beat me to it!


11 Feb 05 - 08:54 PM (#1406662)
Subject: RE: BS: Condi wows the French!
From: Chris Green

Well, be fair. All they've had from the Anglo-Saxon world for a while is Bush and Blair. Someone vaguely articulate, if a tad to the right of Attila the Hun, must have come as a welcome change.


Actually, having just read that back, I've just described Charles de Gaulle. And Condi. And Powell. And Blair.


But not Bush. It's the vaguely articulate bit...


11 Feb 05 - 10:15 PM (#1406724)
Subject: RE: BS: Condi wows the French!
From: M.Ted

Actually, I think that the diplomacy business was invented by Cardinal Richelieu--


11 Feb 05 - 10:32 PM (#1406734)
Subject: RE: BS: Condi wows the French!
From: Bobert

Ahhhhh, the French were impressed with her girlish figure and that's about it...

Tha't one thing that the French and Bush have in common...

Bobert


12 Feb 05 - 12:30 AM (#1406839)
Subject: RE: BS: Condi wows the French!
From: LadyJean

ZUT!