Wednesday, May 03, 2006

State Ambitions

Condoleeza Rice has been much in the news lately. One would expect the US Secretary of State to be much in the news, giving speeches, meeting folks. But Rice's recent presence has been ominous.

She invited the press to her gym to watch her exercise. She invited reporters to listen to her quartet practice. She wrote a piece for Time magazine in praise of Oprah Winfrey.

It looks very much like Rice is going to run for president.

It would be very, very cool to have a black woman as president. But I fear that Rice is weak, and like Bush, we'd have a presidency run by backroom boys with virtually no accountability.

It's possible that the Repubs are putting Rice out there just to jerk Hillary's chain... I guess time will tell.


No comments: