United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speaks during a news conference with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, not seen, following their meeting in the West Bank town of Jericho, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006. Rice called on Israelis and Palestinians Thursday to step up efforts to achieve peace, saying neither side should take actions that would prejudge a final accord. 'Hopefully we can take this moment to accelerate our efforts and intensify our efforts toward the two-state solution that we all desire,' Rice said at a news conference with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank town of Jericho.(AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)Yes, well, not much else to say about it, but I'll always post new pictures of Condi squeezing her imaginary tribble as they become available. Also, OMG, for probably not the last time, she must once again disappoint the world with her presidential non-aspirations:
PARIS (AFP) -- US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has insisted she does not plan to seek the US presidency in 2008, while hailing women's growing role in world politics, in an interview with French television.
"I'm very glad that women are running, and women are winning in many places," Rice told TF1 television late Wednesday. "I was at the inauguration of President Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia and for President Bachelet in Chile."
"But I won't be one of them," she told the channel from the NATO summit in the Latvian capital Riga, adding that she was "an academic at heart."
"Hopefully I, as secretary of state, can still help the United States to achieve some very important milestones.... But when I've done that, I'll go home to California and teach students about this experience," she said.