Connecting Condi and Edith Bunker
Just like Cher or Charo, she only needs one name.
Bursting unto stage of global foreign policy, black stiletto heels: tight, black leather power outfit. Dominatrix style. She cuts quite a dashing figure, if you read a lot of comic books.
And picture in that leather outfit finally answers question: "Oh THAT'S what he sees in her."
That picture of Mistress of Foreign Policy will of course be flashed about world. Just another reason for those sitting in town squares of world to believe that lame brains we American's put in power have nothing to offer beyond "talking points" that can be summed up on a Power Point presentation.
As that picture, with all it's cheap sex and bully power gets flashed around world; I was wondering what reaction would be when New York Post was tossed up on front porch of 704 Hauser Street in Queens New York.
I can see, no---I can see and hear--America's first, best TV bigot Archie Bunker opening up his paper, eyes widening as he sees Condi in Catwoman outfit, "Aw geez Edith, would ya look at this!"
Edith would shuffle over, look down at paper Archie was holding, as he stood in back of his chair, and she would say something like: "Ohhh my. . . . ."
And in pure unadulterated genius of these two master actors, Carroll O'Connor and Jean Stapleton.; everything that needed to be said about just how bizarrely wrong on so many levels, was fact that Condi even had this job. That's all you need when actors are that good. A word or two and expression on their faces. No analysis, punditry, or fair and balanced "news." Just Archie and Edith commenting on Condi.
And as morning got going in Queens, it would of course be Edith who provided perhaps best picture of why Condi story was just so wrong.
Those of a certain age, who remember "All In Family" and ripples that it made all across American culture in 1970's when it first came on; will remember this. And maybe there are those who could pick it up in reruns should you be fortunate enough to watch these two master artists do their work. I can't point to a specific episode, maybe someone who reads this can and leave a description in this blogs comments. But there lies in that wonderful Edith Bunker big clue to understanding why Condi is so wrong, wrong even beyond laughter and derision.