Katie Pavlich

We all know dating or encounters with the opposite sex can be painfully awkward, but this story just might win for most uncomfortable moment.

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has a stalker.....and his name is Muammar Gadhafi.


Rebels ransacking Libyan ruler Muammar Qaddafi's compound found a strange artifact yesterday: A big album of close-up pics of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Even brutal dictators have schoolboy crushes, apparently.

Rebels found the album stashed, likely, in Qaddafi's sock drawer. We're not going to speculate why he had it.

But at least there was a little bit of romance, well, Gadhafi would like us to believe so anyway:

Rice and Qadhafi are no strangers — the two shared an intimate, late-night dinner together three years ago, as Qadhafi broke the Ramadan fast. “The strong scent of incense hung heavy in the air,” wrote The Washington Post in September 2008. “His [Qadhafi’s] face lit up when he saw Rice. … Gaddafi simply placed his right hand over his chest, a traditional and respectful welcome.”

Back in 2007, Gadhafi took things to the next level by dropping the "L" word to express his feelings toward Rice:

In an interview with al-Jazeera television last year, Gadafy spoke of Rice in unusual terms, calling her "Leezza". "I support my darling black African woman," he said. "I admire and am very proud of the way she leans back and gives orders to the Arab leaders ... Leezza, Leezza, Leezza. ... I love her very much. I admire her and I'm proud of her because she's a black woman of African origin."

Obviously, looking at the situation in Libya now, Gadhafi doesn't feel the same way about Hillary Clinton.

Katie Pavlich

Katie Pavlich is the News Editor at Townhall.com. Follow her on Twitter @katiepavlich. She is a New York Times Best Selling author. Her new book Assault and Flattery: The Truth About the Left and Their War on Women, will be published on July 8, 2014.

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