May 21, 2007


Oh here she comes
Watch out boy, she'll chew you up
Oh here she comes
Shes a maneater...

The legend of Condoleezza Rice grows. Not only has she shown herself as a tough diplomat, she also can add "maneater" to her list of accolades. Apparently, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Shaukat Aziz, fancies himself as a man who can bring any woman to her knees inside of two minutes through his charm and good looks. He looked forward to meeting Rice for this purpose, according to a new biography of the Secretary of State:

The book describes in excruciating detail how Shaukat Aziz allegedly tried to impress Rice when she visited South Asia in March 2005, according to the newspaper.

Aziz "tried this Savile Row-suited gigolo kind of charm: 'Pakistan is a country of rich traditions,' staring in (Rice's) eyes," the biography's author Marcus Mabry writes, citing participants at the meeting. ...

"He bragged -- to Western diplomats, no less -- that he could conquer any woman in two minutes," writes Mabry, according to Dawn.

So how did Shaukat do with Condi? Well, perhaps "Shaukat" is Pakistani for "Casey", because he whiffed in his only at-bat:

"There was this test of wills where he was trying to use all his charms on her as a woman, and she just basically stared him down," the newspaper quoted Mabry, a senior correspondent with Newsweek magazine, as writing.

"By the end of the meeting, he was babbling. The Pakistanis were shifting uncomfortably. And his voice visibly changed."

Bear in mind that Dawn is the major newspaper in Pakistan, a primary source of information for people in the country. To have this story on the front page of Dawn makes Aziz a laughingstock -- and if this story is accurate, he deserves every ounce of ridicule he gets. It's good to know that Aziz uses major diplomatic initiatives as a pretense in order to get lucky. This time, though, it was Aziz and Pakistan that got screwed.

It did serve one purpose -- to remind Pakistan that we consider women as equals, not as chattel to be deceived and seduced. It also added an amusing anecdote to an already-impressive career. At least this Secretary of State knows better than to dance with megalomaniacs and self-important twits.


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Comments (15)

Posted by Robert Speirs | May 21, 2007 7:43 AM

There's nothing inconsistent between considering women as equals and deceiving and seducing them. It just makes the game more interesting.

Posted by Anthony (Los Angeles) | May 21, 2007 7:53 AM

I'll bet she was wearing her leather boots that day. Gets'em every time. :)

Posted by quickjustice | May 21, 2007 7:54 AM

Condi is a serious person. It was a business meeting, and she was there for business.

I'd say that Aziz misapprehended his role. Had the situation been reversed, he would have stood no chance against her.

Now if he was a star NFL quarterback, for example . . . ;-)

Posted by NahnCee [TypeKey Profile Page] | May 21, 2007 8:31 AM

So what? She waits to puddle up and melt down when she gets back to DC and faces the entrenched left-leaning bureaucracy at State?

She has sold America (and Israel) out at every opportunity, making Colin Powell look strong in comparison.

This one little juicy tidbit describing an alleged event in the on-going war between the sexes can't make up for her total overall failure as Secretary of State.

Next, we'll be hearing stupid stories about Karen Hughes facing down the Saudi's.

Posted by james23 | May 21, 2007 9:51 AM

"Next, we'll be hearing stupid stories about Karen Hughes facing down the Saudi's."

OUCH! But I agree with your point. Sec Rice has been no great shakes.

Posted by oldwhite guy | May 21, 2007 11:01 AM

the u.s. continues to send women to talk with islamic governments, people who have 0 respect for any woman and consider her words unacceptable no matter what she may have to say. to followers of islam this only shows weakness and allows them to dismiss those who send women as diplomats.

Posted by Carol Herman | May 21, 2007 11:55 AM

Well, she didn't impress Harry Belefonte.

Drudge ran that clip. He says Condi is a "nothing." No good impressions of her exist in the black community, at all.

And, she's probably heart sick at the attention Obama gets.

Let alone, she flubbed it when she danced with Chirac.

Do you know why the french are in Southern Lebanon? To "halp" make sure the marijuana traffic; where the best crops aren't growing in Mexico; but in the Ba'Kakta Valley, keep reaching the ships at sea.

Of course, she fits right into the Bush camp. No need to have competence, there. Just show loyalty. And, occasionally, someone gets called out to "jump on their sword."

Bush, and his team of "no brainers.'

Nope. Her credentials don't impress me, either. But I hear she could play the piano. So could harry truman. Rode FDR's coattails in. Destroyed General MacArthur, and then found out Ike was riding to the "rescue" in the 1952 election cycle. So harry ran back home. LBJ did something similar. But his competition was a professor. Eugene McCarthy.

Well, you're not made sick over it, politics can be a barrel of laughs.

Posted by Casey Tompkins | May 21, 2007 12:30 PM

Captain Ed, speaking as a Casey, I resent your imputation that Caseys always strike out.

In fact, that tragic poem merely highlighted the fact that striking out was most unusual for my more famous namesake.

This is why conservatives keep losing elections; they just can't get their facts straight. I blame this on the lack of a professional editor on this blog!

P.S. Um, just how does one's voice "visibly" change? Audibly, I can understand; but visibily? I'm just sayin'...

Posted by okonkolo | May 21, 2007 12:37 PM

Rice's "legend" begins with her being the NSA on duty when 9/11 happened.

Posted by Mikey NTH | May 21, 2007 1:28 PM

OWG: If Islamic governments treat the US Secretary of State with contempt because the SoS is a woman and dismiss what the US government says because of that, then they are fools.

We do not let our choices for government offices be dictated by a passel of medieval bigots and theofascists overseas, and it is pretty contemptible that you should suggest that the United States of America should do so.

Posted by Tim P | May 21, 2007 6:05 PM

I wonder if he ever tried that on Madeleine Albright?

Posted by NahnCee | May 21, 2007 6:44 PM

I wonder if he ever tried that on Madeleine Albright?

Or Margaret Thatcher.

Or Golda Meir.

Posted by ken oglesby | May 21, 2007 7:49 PM

This illustrates exactly why I think she would be an effective and popular U.S.President.
She has the will and the ability to put up with and overcome the assorted thugs and crooks that constitute today's world leaders.
If Fred Thompson doesn't get off his duff and declare one way or the other pretty soon,in November 2008,I intend to cast a write in ballot for Condi Rice.

Posted by section9 | May 21, 2007 9:31 PM

Carol, the last thing I want to do is to rely on a review of Condi Rice's career from someone who believes that Ehud Olmert is the Young Pericles.

Please, just stop. I'll take Condi, thanks very much. And I don't think she loses much sleep over how popular Obama is.

Posted by Cricket | May 23, 2007 8:04 AM

Good for her. At least she wasn't this whining Speaker Of The House with a headscarf wringing her hands....