(Photo by Michael J. Elderman)
Condi may be low-profile, but in a way she has the best post-Bush career of any of her old cronies. Basically, she just goes to obscure, wonky conferences, gives her boilerplate speech, answers three or four questions, and then returns to her office at Stanford five or six figures richer to await her next easy gig.
And so it was last night when Condi appeared at some confab put on by the influential and prestigious (I'm kidding) Western Riverside Council of Governments. How boilerplate was her speech? You may recall that in April, writing about a similarly pointless event, I said that "She gave her 'It's so nice to read the paper in the morning and not have to do anything about it' anecdote which she's using in every interview, every appearance lately," and last night she trotted it out again:
Giving a shout out to newspapers she said, “When I get up in the morning the first thing I do is to read the newspaper and I look at the problems in the world and say isn’t that interesting. I don’t have to deal with it,” she said.
She then went on to say that people have to find their passion and "spoke of her upbringing in the segregated South." How novel!
It really makes me wonder if they let her keep the Animagic Condibot, because the Disneytronic, labor-saving device is custom-made for appearances like this, and her speaker fees would easily be enough to finance its upkeep.
Who knows? It's good work if you can get it, though.