Twice as nice

“I wanna get some rice in my hair,” sang the Lemon Pipers in 1968, when Condoleezza Rice was all of fourteen. This was a good three dozen years before Forbes named her the most powerful woman in the world — before she ever served as Secretary of State.

Condoleezza Rice before a Fox and Friends appearance

Condoleezza Rice at a Time summit

Condoleezza Rice at the Nixon Library

So far as I can tell, she was at least 59 in all these shots. Forbes doesn’t notice such things, of course.

The first picture in this utterly gratuitous video reminds me that she was one of the first women to be admitted to the hallowed halls of the Augusta National Golf Club.

Oh, and she’s no slouch at the piano, either. Here she and cellist Yo-Yo Ma take on Schumann’s Fantasy Pieces for, um, clarinet and piano. (By now I’ve heard them more often with a cello than with an actual clarinet.)

Fortunately, I am no longer subject to hopeless crushes.


  1. jsallison »

    14 May 2019 · 7:31 pm

    Now this is a woman I could vote for. Too bad she’d rather be NFL commissioner than POTUS. Though I ‘spect she’d be various owners and players worst nightmare, in a good way.

  2. CGHill »

    14 May 2019 · 7:59 pm

    Given the way the NFL has been run of late, she’d probably scare them all to death, and good riddance to the lot.

  3. The Other McCain »

    19 May 2019 · 10:10 pm

    Rule 5 Sunday: I Like ‘Em Dumb And Busty

    […] At Dustbury, it’s Condoleezza Rice and Madhu Shalini. […]

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