Locker Room Talk
White House Chief of Staff Andy Card describes
Dina Powell (right
), the new diplomacy czar at State: "She is extremely attractive
, very competent, well spoken, young, she's got quiet confidence and she is task-oriented. In other words, she gets the job done
And here's OMB director Josh Bolten: "You can see people really taken by surprise when this young, attractive, really well-spoken person in both English and Arabic makes a presentation on behalf of the president. That sends a really strong message."
Cold showers, boys! Criminy. In seriousness, though, Dina Powell seems like a great choice for the role—speaks Arabic, wildly popular in Egypt (and no doubt her looks have a lot to do with that)—though it's still true that the best way to address our unpopularity in the Middle East is with, get this, better policies
, not better public relations. But oh well. At least Andy Card's happy.