November 15, 2004
no big surprise
I never was a big fan of Colin Powell. I respect the man, and I believe that he's done a lot of good, hard work for his country, but I am NOT sorry to see him resign. Powell always struck me as the perfect "Good Soldier" type, the person willing to perform the work, accomplish the mission, do whatever was required for success and back his boss right to the gates of hell.
Don't get me wrong. Those are EXCELLENT qualities for a professional bureacrat to have, but they are NOT what George Bush needs in a Secretary of State. I never believed that Colin Powell was a wartime performer. He's always been too worried about pissing other people off.
National security adviser Condoleezza Rice is the "likely" choice to succeed Powell, a senior U.S. official told CNN.
Hmmm... a Black Female Secretary of State. Obviously, the Bush administration is so hopelessly racist and devisive that it will stop at NOTHING to widen the gulf between its Nazi minions and ordinary people in this country. Affirmative Action is one thing, but giving Condi Rice the position of Secretary of State is... well, it's just WRONG!
If self-appointed "Black Leaders" called Colin Powell a "porch Ni**er" (see? I TOLD you I would NEVER type that word again), what are they going to say about Condi? I'll guarantee you that they ain't gonna mention her educational background, the fact that she's fluent in several foreign languages, that she came from nothing in Bumfuck, Alabama to get where she is today, and she's got a set of balls bigger than most men dangle.
Colin, you did an okay job. Good soldiering. Now go away and write some fine history books, with history seen from the inside out. You'll do an excellent job of that, because you are a fine, trustworthy man. I'll always appreciate you for the service you gave your country.
But it's time for someone else to run your former job. I believe that Condi is a superb choice. Colin, I don't mean to hurt your feelings here. I always liked you and thought you did a good job.
But I never ADMIRED you as someone who played a star position on a really good football team. You were good to carry the ball on third-and-one, get the first down and not fumble. Every team needs a reliable, go-to guy in those situations. But you weren't gonna break that play for a touchdown. That wasn't your style.
Maybe I'm wrong about Condoleezza Rice being the dynamic, high-octane performer I see her as being, but I say give her a chance to PROVE me wrong. I don't believe she will. I believe that she's got The Right Stuff.
And I'll finish with a typical Acidman racist comment: If Condi Rice turns out to be a real mover and shaker in this "racist" Republican administration, how will the Democrats and the race-baiters explain that fact away? What about black families raising black daughters?
Personally, if I had a six year-old daughter now, I'd show her Condi on television and tell my daughter, "Look at HER. She's one of the most powerful people in the WORLD and she got there through hard work. You can do that, too, if you work hard enough. There's a worthy goal to pursue: Be Like Condi!"
And I'd be talking to a white daughter.
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