Fedblog FedblogFedblog
Government Executive Editor in Chief Tom Shoop, along with other editors and staff correspondents, look at the federal bureaucracy from the outside in.

Secretary Rice and Qaddafi's Creepy Scrapbook


So not only did ex-Libyan leader Muammar el-Qaddafi keep a weird scrapbook on Condoleezza Rice, now we now he actually showed it to her.

The Hill's Blog Briefing Room reports that in an ABC interview scheduled to air next week on Good Morning America, Rice said Qaddafi made her sit through a viewing of the collection of photos of her the Libyan strongman he had collected during her visit to the country in 2008.

"I thought, 'Well this is a really, really strange, strange moment in my time as Secretary of State," Rice said.

In addition to the photos, Qadafi also presented Rice with an original song that he had specially composed for her, called "Black Flower in the White House."

I'm guessing this is the kind of thing that no amount of training in international relations could prepare one for.

Tom Shoop is vice president and editor in chief at Government Executive Media Group, where he oversees both print and online editorial operations. He started as associate editor of Government Executive magazine in 1989; launched the company’s flagship website, GovExec.com, in 1996; and was named editor in chief in 2007.

Close [ x ] More from GovExec