Friday, September 02, 2005

Condi, Condi: Spamalot! and shoe shopping as New Orleans goes favela

Gawker.com reports on Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice's nice little holiday in New York City, when even President Shrub was cutting short his endless summer vacation. On Wednesday night (August 31) she was spotted at Spamalot! Thursday she bought several thousands of dollars worth of shoes on Fifth Avenue. According to gawker.com, "A fellow shopper, unable to fathom the absurdity of Rice’s timing, went up to the Secretary and reportedly shouted, 'How dare you shop for shoes while thousands are dying and homeless!'” Rice, as befits a member of a shoot-on-sight administration, had security physically remove the woman.

The Rolling Stones' song, "Sweet Neo Con," out September 6 on A Bigger Bang, deserves to be quoted again:

You parade around in costume, expecting to be believed
But as the body bags stack up, we believe we’ve been deceived
The horror you’ve unleashed will backfire with more grief
When will you ever learn, Sweet Neo Con, as the world burns?

1 comment:

Ehnore said...

So sad....