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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-22-08 06:15 PM
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HEADLINE: "No mid-air bed swaps for Condoleezza Rice"
:wtf:

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) British Foreign Secretary David Miliband says he, unlike one of his predecessors, would never stoop so low as to take a lady's bed and force her to sleep in an airplane aisle.

Reviving a two-year-old incident that caused Britain's former top diplomat Jack Straw no end of embarrassment while in office, Miliband jokingly accused Straw of "pathetic" behavior when he appropriated Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's cabin on a long-haul flight to Iraq.

"I thought Jack did something terribly unchivalrous, didn't he at one point claim your bed?" Miliband asked Rice during a question-and-answer session with reporters traveling with them on a visit to Silicon Valley.

"Yes, but it was offered because Jack had some kind of a cold or something," Rice replied. One of her aides noted that Straw had been recovering from bronchitis when he accepted Rice's offer to take the bed in her private cabin on an April 2006 trip to Baghdad. "Oh, that's pathetic, pathetic," a laughing Miliband interjected. "So I slept in the aisle, it was OK," Rice said, prompting Miliband to repeat: "That's pathetic, pathetic." He then pointed out with mock gallantry that he had been more than happy to sleep in the regular seats on Rice's plane when he last traveled with her to Afghanistan in February.

"I heroically slept in the back seats all the way to Kabul," he said with bravado. "Heroically."

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5hmJBAWJeXB0fqmoJALXw...
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angstlessk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-22-08 06:24 PM
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1. is that condi's latest boy toy??? I know she is seeing some Brit??
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DB1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-22-08 06:36 PM
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2. You must have misread, she is seeing a Brat not a Brit. 1600 Penn. Ave.
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angstlessk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-22-08 06:56 PM
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5. ah, yes, I misremembered...her husb..er uh president boosh..
thanks for the up date..or is that 'man'date?
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-22-08 06:44 PM
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3. Isn't it just SO cool?
That our 'leaders' have private cabins on their taxpayer funded airplanes?
Wow!

I bet they even get those little inflight sockies with the presidential seal on them.
WooHoo
:bounce:

Nuthin' is TOO good for our Stalwart Defenders of Democracy.

Aw jeez, give me an effing break.
Riding high, wide, and handsome.
yeah
A liddle biddy cloud of :sarcasm:
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Zywiec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-22-08 06:48 PM
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4. Yes, as soon as Obama takes over he's installing wooden benches on Air Force One
No need for people making important decisions to have the proper rest.

:eyes:
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angstlessk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-22-08 06:58 PM
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6. this is indeed silly season...not wood, they cause splinters...instead
concrete..you got no nohow do you?
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-22-08 06:59 PM
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7. I'm thinking hanging straps?
yeah
;-)
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Zywiec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-22-08 07:04 PM
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8. Yeah, Obama is classy like that. n/t
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angstlessk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-22-08 07:04 PM
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9. that could be misunderconstrued..better be careful there youngun!
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-22-08 07:34 PM
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10. What "important decision" has Rice made? Cordovan or Fuschia patent leather for her pumps?
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