And a little bit of fencing skill?
So the Washington Post had this bunch of hyper-analytical psycho-fluff about the Secretary of State's new clothes. The WaPo piece has, in turn, been shredded by Cori Dauber.
All this is completely missing the obvious.
Evil Geniuses' Hall of Fame.
Perhaps it's true that she has no interest in the Republican nomination for President in 2008... because she already has the Evil Overlord Party nomination sewn up!
Hmmm... y'know, that outfit does seem to call for a dress sword. Might not be the most diplomatic fashion accessory imaginable, but... that outfit, that posture... yeah. Definitely needs a blade.
Update: Aha! I had a suspicion she might have found that outfit at Villain Supply. I just checked, and villainsupply.com has (as of 25 Jan 2005) vanished down the Network Solutions memory hole! That proves it!