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January 12, 2007

Foreign Relations


The politics are so raw, so unscripted right now, the pictures hardly bear much analysis.

I’ll get to Bush’s tears tomorrow Sunday.  Today, however, I’m interested in Condi’s affect during her testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.  You can spare the empathy, though.  The emotion we’re observing originates out of egotism.  Having had a near free-ride up to now, just underneath (and provoking) the anguish is primarily the burning indignation of someone having to account for herself.

… Condi, my dear, it’s just your first pass.

(image: Doug Mills/NYT.  July 12, 2007. Washington.

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