The photo is proof (is Gene trying to look down her shirt?!?) -- Condoleeza Rice apparently had a late-night hotel rendezvous in Sweden on Thursday with the four members of KISS. Actually, as it turns out, both the band and the Secretary of State were sharing the same digs (she was in town for an international conference on Iraq, they were in town to do a concert, or maybe it was the other way around), and Gene, Paul, Tommy (Thayer), and Eric (Singer) signed autographs and gave Rice and her staff, ahem, backstage passes for tonight's show.
As reported by the Associated Press: "It was really fun to meet KISS and Gene Simmons," she told reporters, noting that they seemed well-informed about current events. The band had asked if she could stop by after she finished dinner with the Swedish foreign minister and Rice readily agreed, she said...[adding] her favorite KISS tune is "Rock and Roll All Nite."
No word if she specifically asked to see Simmons' tongue, or if she's thinking about asking the KISS Army to help fight the war in Iraq.