16 November 2004
Rice is nice (that's what they say)
I've made a point up to now of not mentioning the ascent of Condi Rice to State, partially because I didn't really have anything to say about it, and partially because I have an insane crush on her and didn't want to sound as gushy as I knew I would. (Smart plus beautiful always gets my attention; now imagine those qualities going all the way to 11.)
Still, I've got to echo these sentiments from Dean Esmay:
[A] little slip of a colored chick from segregated Alabama whose father registered Republican because the Democrats wanted him to count the number of jellybeans in a jar in order to be registered to vote.
Now to be the second most powerful person on the planet and maybe just maybe, not outside the realm of possibility the next President of the United States.
Is that freaking cool or WHAT?!
Well, I might question that "second most powerful" business beyond W., how do you quantify it? and while at State she'd be fifth in line of succession, I can't imagine even the most lunatic leftist wiping out the first four. And beyond 2008, I rather think the private sector will be that much more appealing to her.
Still, it's always a good thing to have someone like Dr Rice to counteract the pathetic "Give us stuff for we are needy and it's your fault" attitude that infects too much of the black community. And for that alone she deserves three, maybe four cheers.
What I really want to see, of course, is her arrival in Riyadh, as described by Lileks:
I want her to go to Saudi Arabia, and I want her first words upon getting off the plane to be "I'll drive."
Now that's freaking cool.