Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, pictured on September 4, said Monday it was "unacceptable" that there were so few black people like herself in the US diplomatic corps. (AFP/File/Miguel Riopa)
I wrote earlier today about Condi's nonsensical statements about how there aren't enough African Americans at the State Department. Some readers suggested that maybe Condi should get in touch with whoever is in charge there! Ha ha!
In the same post, I solicited info from my many Pony Pals at the workplace in question, and one brave soul came through. His/her reaction to Condi's puzzling statement is in the comments section of the previous post, but it's simply too fabulous not to include here on the front page:
One of your regulars, Princess, going undercover to spill the beans as a 12-year State Department employee: "S" is full of a four-letter word that ends with "hit."
Beyond the fact that, as you've pointed out, huge proportions of the support staff are African-American - not to mention invaluable clerical, administrative, and logistics staff. Exactly the kind of people "S" never sees (unlike Gen. Powell, a regular in the cafeteria and in the halls).
Up to the highest levels, State is one of the most diverse places I've ever worked. Overseas, I've had two black ambassadors (and three women), not to mention supervisors, colleagues, and staff who are black, Hispanic, female, gay, Asian, you name it.
Sure, there are still lots of pale males in gray suits - but they are hardly some sort of evil army of monochrome dominance.
Except, oddly, up on the supernal heights of the seventh floor, the dread domain of "S"...
I won't say I'm surprised by this information, but I certainly am appreciative of the writer's eloquence! Two sparkley hooves way up AND a table-clearing swish of the combable tail.