Friday, December 22, 2006

# Posted 5:40 PM by Ariel David Adesnik  

CONDI: AMERICA IS READY FOR A BLACK PRESIDENT. She's not running. Maybe it was an endorsement for Obama.
(9) opinions -- Add your opinion

It isn't her blackness, or her femaleness. Electing Rice would be like re-re-electing Bush and that would be really stupid. No one from this administration is every going to get elected to anything. Even Jeb Bush concedes, "No tengo futuro."
The audacity of his hope impressed me:)
I hate to agree, because I think she'd make a better President than most of the people throwing their hats into the ring, but Anon is right: She's blighted her political future by being associated so long with Bush.
Condaleeza Rice doesn't have a political future. As Secreatries of State goes she is worthless. Name one initative she has pushed since being confirmed to her post?

Her primmed and proper manner indicate she would be better as head of the National Endowment for the Art than Secretary of State.

She can play the cello and has intelligences pouring out her ears but she doesn't seem to demonstrate it the same way Kissinger or Vance or Schultz or Baker did. Dubya seems to like Secreaties of State to be quite and be concerned with being the Chief Bureaucrat at State than taking the diplomatic initative.

Rice has been a first-class disappointment in an adminstraion full of underwhelming overachievers. Any discussion as her running for President proves that people lip-sync what they hear from the media.

Danny L. McDaniel
Lafayette, Indiana
Condaleeza Rice doesn't have a political future. As Secreatries of State goes she is worthless. Name one initative she has pushed since being confirmed to her post?

"One intiative she has pushed"?

Danny, I think your a little unclear about what the Secretary of State's job actually entails. She not like a senator or congressman who propose legislation or promote their constituents' interests in DC.

Rice's only constituent is the President, and as Sec of State, she is his arm overseas. Her job is to represent and promote the President and his policies to other countries. It is absolutely not her job to push her own agenda.

I think you need reassess what you should reasonable expect from a Sec of State. "Initiative" is just not in the job description.

the US is not a constitutional monarchy. The office of the Secretary of State (originally the Dept of Foreign Affairs) was created (authority granted) by Congress in 1789. A candidate is nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate. A Secretary serves at the pleasure of the President, but the oath taken is:

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same, that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.

It is an oath to the country, not the President. The only power the President has is replacement followed by another confirmation. In a comparative politics class, this would be known as a weak presidency.

Summing up, you have rather low expectations for a Republican hack with a flair for dressing well. Bush as a President has no legacy to rest on (Iraq is a failure and he hasn't done anything else), and Rice and Bolton have been instrumental in dismantling American prestige.

Thanks for your critic of my blog. You just proved a point. Condeleeza Rice has dome nothing as Secretary of State but somehow is uniquely qualified to be President. Those people that think Rice is qualified or is going to run must come out of their dream state!

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