Moscow tabloid compares Rice and Timoshenko
The comparisons came in the Moscow tabloid Komsomolskaya Pravda, which ran an article headlined ‘Orange Fox & Black Panther: female tricks and male mind’.
Rice, commonly referred to as ‘Condi’ in the US, and Timoshenko, known as ‘Yul’ka’ in Ukraine, were both in the spotlight during the Georgian-Ossetian crisis earlier this month.
Rice was very vocal in her condemnation of Russia’s actions, while Timoshenko, on the contrary, kept a low profile.
Their most recent actions, along with their behaviour, were the focus of the latest Komsomolskaya Pravda editorial, where ‘sexy’ Timoshenko is compared to the ‘man-in-skirt’ Rice.
Komsomolskaya Pravda quotes a psychological expert who said: "Rice lacks the flexibility, she acts too bluntly, hardly concealing her military industry lobbyist background of a hawk, which moves ahead like a tank.
“Timoshenko has a feminine image. She's sexy and seductive. She wears open, tight dresses and never wears long pants. She has a sexy, slow voice. But Rice is just a man in a skirt.”
The editorial goes on to compare the most typical gestures of the two. Komsomolskaya Pravda’s expert psychologist sees Timoshenko’s habit of wagging a finger as a despotic mother’s gesture, while Rice’s scratching her head is a maximalist’s gesture, an evidence of constant thinking over of possible developments.