Long before her notoriety as a cog in the creaking machinery of George W. Bush's ineptocratic administration, Condoleezza Rice trained as a classical pianist to concert level. On Sunday, having expressed a wish to do so during her final months as Secretary of State, she joined members of the London Symphony Orchestra in performing a private recital for Queen Elizabeth, which was helpfully captured on video. Par for the course, HM herself looked suitably bemused, though she did gift Ms. Rice a recording of the event afterwards. Details of what exactly our head of state was treated to are unavailable, but given her lack of interest in high culture, it's tempting to wonder if she considered requesting the EastEnders theme as an encore.
Condi Tinkles The Ivories For Her Maj
Last Updated 02 December 2008