Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Don't interrupt my reverie

We have confirmation; Rice for Secretary of State.

WASHINGTON -- President Bush today nominated national security advisor Condoleezza Rice as his secretary of State, to replace Colin L. Powell as "America's face to the world."

In Rice, the world will "see the strength, the grace and the decency of our country." Bush said.

Ok, I don't dispute that Dr. Rice is absolutely brilliant, that her lifelong quest for excellence in every endeavor has shaped her into a welcome cabinet addition for any administration, but is she really ready to be our top diplomat?

As a girl in the segregated South, Dr. Rice saw the promise of America violated by racial discrimination and by the violence that comes from hate.

Well then, it certainly sounds like she's ready to tackle both Democrats and Europe.

"I am a realist. Power matters. But there can be no absence of moral content in American foreign policy, and, furthermore, the American people wouldn't accept such an absence. Europeans giggle at this and say we're naive and so on, but we're not Europeans, we're Americans-and we have different principles." (source)

Give 'em hell. Godspeed, Condi - we hardly deserve you.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

She definitely is ready. An outstanding choice!
Rod Stanton

3:28 PM  
Blogger andy said...

I too, feel she is ready. Of course, there where rumblings in the Washington Post about how she is not doing a good job now, so why promote her...

But if Clinton had picked her, man, what an all-star she would be! (Kind of like Michelle Malkin's recent editorial about what a star Obama is, well, because he's a Democrat). Not much press on how great those Republican minorities are.

9:53 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

I hadn't read the Malkin post, but it's exactly right.

2:38 AM  

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