Monday, September 05, 2005

When in Doubt - Go Shopping!!

According to Drudge, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has recently enjoyed a little Broadway entertainment. And Page Six reports that she’s also working on her backhand with Monica Seles. So the Gulf Coast has gone all Mad Max, women are being raped in the Superdome, and Rice is enjoying a brief vacation in New York. We wish we were surprised.

What does surprise us: Just moments ago at the Ferragamo on 5th Avenue, Condoleeza Rice was seen spending several thousands of dollars on some nice, new shoes (we’ve confirmed this, so her new heels will surely get coverage from the WaPo’s Robin Givhan). 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!” Never one to have her fashion choices questioned, Rice had security PHYSICALLY REMOVE the woman.

Angry Lady, whoever you are, we love you. You are a true American, and we’ll go shoe shopping with you anytime

1 comment:

Leelee said...

It's about time we shed light on the shameful shoe craze that is sweeping the nation. The Sex and the City obsession has spawned this shoe mania where women are proud to say their shoes cost $500+ $700+ $1,500+. I don't care how wealthy you are, it's wrong, I'll say a sin to throw that kind of money away and yet it's become a social norm. Young women, early 20's, see nothing wrong with charging shoes beyond their means. To see this obsession at the level of Condi Rice is sad and scary. I've been "mad" about shoes for a while now, I'm happy to hear the masses are rumbling. Don't get me wrong, I love shoes, but I hate wasteful spending. Since the event of the last week my personal possessions seem both frivolous and precious at the same time. I'm blessed with much and in the words of Bono I feel like "What you don't have you don't need it now". I have more than enough