Usairwys757
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Condoleezza Rice Named Sec Of State!

Tue Nov 16, 2004 11:53 am

http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=254647

All I have to say is WOW. What a horrible choice. We'll see how this goes.

[Edited 2004-11-16 03:53:23]

[Edited 2004-11-16 03:55:36]
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RE: Condoleezza Rice Named Sec Of State!

Tue Nov 16, 2004 12:03 pm

Well, well... Mrs. Condoleezza "mushroom cloud" Rice working for the trust of her foreign partners... At least there will be an ironic smile on every face whenever she´s showing up anywhere...  Wink/being sarcastic
 
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RE: Condoleezza Rice Named Sec Of State!

Tue Nov 16, 2004 12:05 pm

This has got to be the "Free Ham for a Jew" quandary for the Dems:

She's a black woman secretary of state!
But she's conservative!
But she's a black woman secretary of state!....
 
Usairwys757
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RE: Condoleezza Rice Named Sec Of State!

Tue Nov 16, 2004 12:08 pm

No, I dont mind that a black woman was chosen. I'm all for diversity in politics, I just dont think Condoleezza was the best choice. If you think Iraq is a mess now, lets see what Condy does to make it better.  Insane

She wont do much.
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RE: Condoleezza Rice Named Sec Of State!

Tue Nov 16, 2004 12:08 pm

I don´t suppose she´ll use the Chevron Condoleezza Rice as her primary transportation...?  Innocent
 
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RE: Condoleezza Rice Named Sec Of State!

Tue Nov 16, 2004 12:20 pm

She's a black woman secretary of state!
But she's conservative!
But she's a black woman secretary of state!....



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RE: Condoleezza Rice Named Sec Of State!

Tue Nov 16, 2004 12:21 pm

Well, Bush is 1 for 2 on his new appointments. I think Gonzales was a good choice. I think Rice is about the worst choice he could make for SecState, since she was a force behind the Iraq policy, and half the world can't stand her or her ideas.

Batting .500 isn't bad, though.  Smile
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RE: Condoleezza Rice Named Sec Of State!

Tue Nov 16, 2004 12:23 pm

Actually MattD, it seems as if it's more Bush's attempt to keep the criticism down. I mean, how can ANYONE dispute the appointment of a black woman? Qualifications be damned, they'd be racists to even THINK about it. She's a black woman secretary of state!....

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RE: Condoleezza Rice Named Sec Of State!

Tue Nov 16, 2004 12:24 pm

lol...now I can see this really happening! Big grin

Subject: Conversation between Mr.Bush and Ms.Condoleeza Rice

Bush and Rice
George B.: Condi! Nice to see you. What's happening?
Condoleeza R.: Sir, I have the report here about the new leader of
China.
George B.: Great. Lay it on me.
Condoleeza R.: Hu is the new leader of China.
George B.: That's what I want to know.
Condoleeza R.: That's what I'm telling you.
George B.: That's what I'm asking you. Who is the new leader of China?
Condoleeza R.: Yes.
George B.: I mean the fellow's name.
Condoleeza R.: Hu.
George B.: The guy in China.
Condoleeza R.: Hu.
George B.: The new leader of China.
Condoleeza R.: Hu.
George B.: The Chinaman!
Condoleeza R.: Hu is leading China.
George B.: Now whaddya' asking me for?
Condoleeza R.: I'm telling you Hu is leading China.
George B.: Well, I'm asking you. Who is leading China?
Condoleeza R.: That's the man's name.
George B.: That's who's name?
Condoleeza R.: Yes.
George B.: Will you or will you not tell me the name of the new leader of China?
Condoleeza R.: Yes, sir.
George B.: Yassir? Yassir Arafat is in China? I thought he was dead!
Condoleeza R.: That's correct.
George B.: Then who is in China?
Condoleeza R.: Yes, sir.
George B.: Yassir is in China?
Condoleeza R.: No, sir.
George B.: Then who is?
Condoleeza R.: Yes, sir.
George B.: Yassir?
Condoleeza R.: No, sir.
George B.: Look, Condi. I need to know the name of the new leader of
China.
Get me the Secretary General of the U.N. on the phone.
Condoleeza R.:Kofi?
George B.: No, thanks.
Condoleeza R.: You want Kofi?
George B.: No.
Condoleeza R.: You don't want Kofi.
George B.: No. But now that you mention it, I could use a glass of
milk. And then get me the U.N.
Condoleeza R.: Yes, sir.
George B.: Not Yassir! The guy at the U.N.
Condoleeza R.: Kofi?
George B.: Milk! Will you please make the call?
Condoleeza R.: And call who?
George B.: Who is the guy at the U.N?
Condoleeza R.: Hu is the guy in China.
George B.: Will you stay out of China?!
Condoleeza R.: Yes, sir.
George B.: And stay out of the Middle East! Just get me the guy at the
U.N.
Condoleeza R.: Kofi.
George B.: All right! With cream and two sugars. Now get on the phone.
(Condi picks up the phone.)
Condoleeza R.: Rice, here.
George B.: Rice? Good idea. And a couple of egg rolls, too. Maybe we
should send some to the guy in China. And the Middle East.

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RE: Condoleezza Rice Named Sec Of State!

Tue Nov 16, 2004 12:27 pm

" Qualifications be damned, they'd be racists to even THINK about it. She's a black woman secretary of state!...."

But she's a conservative black woman so she doesn't count/acts too white/is a slave/is a hologram.
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RE: Condoleezza Rice Named Sec Of State!

Tue Nov 16, 2004 12:56 pm

ROFLMAO, Springbok! As a fan of the "Who's on First?" bit, I wholeheartedly approve!
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RE: Condoleezza Rice Named Sec Of State!

Tue Nov 16, 2004 1:01 pm

Nevermind the fact that she graduated from college at age 17. You think Margaret Thatcher was a tough woman as British PM, Condy is gonna give her a run for her money
 
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RE: Condoleezza Rice Named Sec Of State!

Tue Nov 16, 2004 1:04 pm

Just because someone graduates from college at an early age, doesnt mean they know whats best for the country. Granted she may be a smart woman, but she's not a smart choice.
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RE: Condoleezza Rice Named Sec Of State!

Tue Nov 16, 2004 1:05 pm

SPringbok
That was pretty dang funny, did you make it up or find it somewhere?

Either way...well done.

I don't know if this was the best choice. I think she was in the right slot where she was before. I am prepared to give her the benefit of the doubt, as she is a strong and hyperintelligent woman, who won't take crap off anyone.

This should be interesting, provided ABC is correct.
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RE: Condoleezza Rice Named Sec Of State!

Tue Nov 16, 2004 6:20 pm

The love child of Clarence Thomas and Ashcroft... Brunhilda... here we go.

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RE: Condoleezza Rice Named Sec Of State!

Tue Nov 16, 2004 9:54 pm

Henry Kissinger was appointed Secretary of State in 1971 right after he served as National Security Adviser for Richard Nixon.

Condi Rice is to be appointed Secretary of State right after she served as National Security Adviser for George W. Bush.

Interpetations and parallels are welcomed  Smile

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RE: Condoleezza Rice Named Sec Of State!

Tue Nov 16, 2004 10:43 pm

Excellent choice! She has absolutely no problem telling the world lies to support her administration. She will toe the party line quite nicely....
 
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RE: Condoleezza Rice Named Sec Of State!

Tue Nov 16, 2004 11:44 pm

The ultimate "yes man."

She will tell GWB exactly what he wants to hear.

Condi is an academic soviet-ologist. As far as her politics go, the woman is more bound by her loyalty to GWB than to any post-cold war ideology - conservative or liberal or what-have-you.
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RE: Condoleezza Rice Named Sec Of State!

Tue Nov 16, 2004 11:45 pm

This thread is incorrectly titled.

She has been NOMINATED as Sec of State. Yes, she will probably get it, but she is not yet the Sec. Of State.
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RE: Condoleezza Rice Named Sec Of State!

Wed Nov 17, 2004 1:46 am

Springbok, that was too funny! I think they did a variation of it on Saturday Night Live and VP Cheney was also in the discussion.

Falcon, do you think Albert Gonzales will have any problems getting confirmed for AG? For some reason, I'm getting flashbacks of Bush's choice of Miguel Estrada for US Circuit Court of Appeals in DC and the controversy it created (Dems' filibustering) until Estrada withdrew his name.
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RE: Condoleezza Rice Named Sec Of State!

Wed Nov 17, 2004 6:48 am

Usairways757 wrote
"All I have to say is WOW. What a horrible choice. We'll see how this goes."
and
"Granted she may be a smart woman, but she's not a smart choice."

So Usairways... why do you think this is a bad choice???? or is it just personal??? Do you have any basis for your negativity..???
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RE: Condoleezza Rice Named Sec Of State!

Wed Nov 17, 2004 7:23 am

Let's hope and pray that she does a better job as Secretary of State than she did with the National Security.

I'm sure she appreciated her 'husband' giving her such an important post  Laugh out loud
 
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RE: Condoleezza Rice Named Sec Of State!

Wed Nov 17, 2004 3:14 pm

Hell yes! That means we will see more of her on TV.....Which is a good thing because she's hot!

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RE: Condoleezza Rice Named Sec Of State!

Wed Nov 17, 2004 4:51 pm

I can see why Dubya wants to keep Condoleezza in da house ... She's got ghetto bodie going on ...
Next time try the old "dirty Sanchez" She'll love it !!!
 
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RE: Condoleezza Rice Named Sec Of State!

Wed Nov 17, 2004 7:43 pm

We haven't even started G.W. round two, yet! Dr. Rice was unable to answer simple questions during the 9/11 Commission. I was stunned to read that in the New York Times on Tuesday! I think I may defect to Canada.

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RE: Condoleezza Rice Named Sec Of State!

Wed Nov 17, 2004 9:30 pm

So Usairways... why do you think this is a bad choice???? or is it just personal??? Do you have any basis for your negativity..???

Two words: National Security.
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RE: Condoleezza Rice Named Sec Of State!

Wed Nov 17, 2004 11:17 pm

Is she consiered a hawk or pigeon?
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RE: Condoleezza Rice Named Sec Of State!

Thu Nov 18, 2004 12:49 am

I think she is a moderate hawk in a weak pigeonesque disguise.

Actually, the more I think about it, it ain't such a bad decision after all. I mean the image of the US in the world is pretty much screwed up, no single person could change that aslong as this administration is in power. So why sacrifice somebody good for this post? At least she is out of the national security council and can't harm the world with her horrendously wrong assesments anymore.


Btw, she may look hot in contrast to Laura Bush, and maybe she may have been hot about 15 years ago, if she had had a better looking haircut...
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RE: Condoleezza Rice Named Sec Of State!

Thu Nov 18, 2004 1:41 am

Is she consiered a hawk or pigeon?

Very much a hawk and a cheerleader for the Paul Wolfowitz vision of the world.

Interesting that her mentor in college was Madeleine Albright's father.
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RE: Condoleezza Rice Named Sec Of State!

Sun Nov 21, 2004 10:57 pm

http://www.tennessean.com/nation-world/archives/04/11/61617054.shtml

WASHINGTON — President Bush yesterday picked national security adviser Condoleezza Rice, who once tutored him on global affairs, to be his top diplomat, saying her foreign-policy experience and struggle against racism uniquely qualifies her to be America's ''face to the world'' as secretary of state.

Cheney of course will continue to be the ass....


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