Monday, December 26, 2005

Rice for Prez in 2008?

According to CNN, there are some people pushing for Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice to run for President in 2008. No, not President of the University of Denver (her alma mater) alumni association. No. Apparently, they mean POTUS: President of the United States.

I know, I had to laugh my ass off for a while, too.

A new web site, "Americans for Dr. Rice", says it is, "Dedicated to DRAFTING Dr. Rice for President." In fact, they even claim that Rice "is consistently in the top three mentioned for 2008."

Hell, if George W. Bush could be construed as being qualified to run for President, I guess Condi Rice could be, too. And it's no less scary a thought.

Rice is as unqualified as most of the other appointed officials in the Bush administration's cabal of cluelessness (can you say, "You're doin' a heckuva job, Brownie!"?). A career academic and doctoral expert on the Soviet Union, Rice's expertise as a diplomat was non-existent before being named this nation's top diplomat after Colin Powell stepped down after Bush's re-election in 2004.

But perhaps her most inglorious moment came on 9/11/01. As the National Security Advisor, she was the one who completely ignored any and all warnings (remember Richard Clarke?) of terrorist activity that could bring harm to the United States. Even the now-infamous Presidential Daly Briefing of August 6, 2001, the one that warned of Osama bin Laden's intent to attack the United States, seemed to escape her attention. What was she doing, shopping for a new pair of Ferragamos?

This is a person who is qualified and prepared to be our President? I don't think so.


At 1:31 PM, Blogger Neil Shakespeare said...

Ah, Mother Condoleezza! Somebody brought up her name as a possible at a party the other night and I started laughing and of course then they asked why I was laughing and...well, things deteriorated from there. Some people just love that 'Stiletto Diplomacy' of hers. They believe every other nation on Earth is a child and that we should crack the whip on the misbehaving demons. And Condi does that. She lectures them constantly. People seem to fall for that dominatrix stuff.

At 8:24 PM, Blogger DrewL said...

Her arrogance and condescending approach are palpable. Is it any wonder so many others around the world can't stand US? But something tells me that Rice and company will never get a clue about that.


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