Monday, November 06, 2006

Update: Where's Condi Been? On the Radio! Also: the Iraq Thing? It's All Her Fault!

Last Tuesday, I wondered where Condi was amid all the election madness. I wasn't aware that the Secretary of State is supposed to be a non-partisan position, and they're not supposed to be involved in that kinda thing. Who knew? Well, it turns out that Our Favorite is a renegade, and she was all over conservative talk radio like a cheap suit, so no wonder I didn't notice:
Two weeks before crucial midterm elections that could tip the balance of power in Congress, Rice has been on a media blitz that appears aimed mainly at conservative media outlets, particularly radio talk shows. Secretary of state is traditionally a nonpartisan position, and Rice's media itinerary differs sharply from the practice of her predecessors during election campaigns, according to State Department records.

Rice has given nine interviews on radio, starting with three appearances on Oct. 24 during "Radio Day," when 42 radio hosts, most of them conservatives, were invited to the White House to spread the administration's message to President Bush's political base.
Clever girl! And although she avoided all of the (political) race baiting, her message was crystal clear: staythecoursestaythecoursestaythecourse. It's, like, totally her mantra.

And all the kids are talking about the new article in Vanity Fair, and it's a pretty messed-up read. You know how all of us thought it was Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld who pushed us into Iraq? Wrong:
Michael Ledeen, American Enterprise Institute freedom scholar: “Ask yourself who the most powerful people in the White House are. They are women who are in love with the president: Laura [Bush], Condi, Harriet Miers, and Karen Hughes.”
OMG, the chicks did it! Figures.


Elizabethbranford said...

Oh sure, blame the chicks!

Anonymous said...

Well we wouldn't want a non-white face on teevee making the rethug case now would we?


guru-On-A-Soap-Box said...

Yeah, I read that bit by Ledeen along with Dickchard Perle WHINING about how Vanity Fair published his words, like, TOTALLY wrong AND before the election (not fair!), making him sound like a big poo-poo baby when really he's an IMMENSE intellectual with absolute verbal PROWESS and the ability to SPAWN a new world order that brings peace and democracy to the ENTIRE WORLD.

Bite me neo-con baby brats. Can't even take responsibility for what you say in a magazine interview with Vanity Fair. WHERE do these guys get their egos? I wanna buy one for Christmas. If it would fit in my 2 bedroom apartment.

Shouldn't there be a 'true victim test' so that pseudo-victims like these spoiled rotten egomaniacs won't be listened to anymore?

GRRRRRRR............My hackles, they do rise......

Anonymous said...

From a Bush protestor's sign in NV: "STAY THE CURSE!"