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April 30, 2007

Condoleezza Rice Demonstrates How She Made It To The Top

From a new biography of Condoleezza Rice:

...Rice was drawn to Bush. "First of all, I thought he was wonderful to be around," she recalled, sitting on the couch in her State Department office. "He was warm and funny and easy to be around. I thought he had just an incredibly inquisitive mind...You could barely finish an explanation before he was digging into it."

Huh. Well, I guess when you've spent years saying things that are 178% the opposite of reality, there's no reason not to up the percentage to 180%.

Still, the amount of self-degredationdegradation you have to engage in to get to these positions is really something. For other examples of this type of humiliating lickspittlery, involving Richard Holbrooke and Douglas Feith, see here.

Posted at April 30, 2007 02:04 PM | TrackBack

Between this and the Tenet book I guess we know why newspapers are closing down their book review departments all of a sudden.

Posted by: darrelplant at April 30, 2007 04:50 PM

Remember. Vietcong torture could not break John McCain's spirit...but alas being a member of the Republican Party managed to.

Besides, i seriously think that being trained in an area (the Soviet Union) that completely unprepared her for the challenges she faced helped.

Posted by: En Ming Hee at April 30, 2007 05:28 PM

"The question for me is not where I go," she told Bush flatly that afternoon at Camp David. "I'll go where you want me to go. The question is do I stay. And that's what I have to grapple with."

Hmm, Condi as a grappler, that is a new concept for me when it comes to Condi. I suppose she must have grappled terribly with her part in promoting a criminally insane war and the demise of a nation and over half of one million people. Her thoughts must have been something along the lines of well on one side there is fame and fortune for me and on the other side all these dead people now which should I choose. Grapple, grapple, grapple.

Posted by: rob payne at April 30, 2007 08:06 PM

I tell ya, I admire Ms. Rice, she certainly has broken through the glass ceiling. Too bad she's dishonest and ruthless but I suppose that says a lot for OUR SOCIETY. Only the BLOODTHIRSTY CREAM rises to the top.

Posted by: Mike Meyer at April 30, 2007 09:07 PM

Right up through the gap!!!! In her mouth that is...

Posted by: at April 30, 2007 09:14 PM

Spellcheck! Christ...

Posted by: Cyrrik Dresden at April 30, 2007 09:43 PM

"Raymond Shaw is the kindest, warmest, bravest, most wonderful human being I've ever known in my life."

Kool-aid hypnosis - kewl.

BTW, Jon, I assume the spellcheck remark was re what should be "degradation."

I used to have trouble with "occaisional", er, "ocasionnal," er, "occaissional,"....

I used to have trouble with "sometimes," but all that's behind me now.

Posted by: cavjam at April 30, 2007 10:39 PM