Gut Rumbles

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.

Rice is "the president's choice," and an announcement is likely this week, another senior U.S. official said.

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.


You and I are in the same boat when it comes to admiration of that great lady. I hope that she gets the nod and has the chance to put her skills to work.
Condi Rice, Secretary of State, United States of America. Sure has a nice sound.

Posted by: Oran Woody on November 15, 2004 03:25 PM

I seem to recall reading that Condi went to college at the ripe old age of 16 years and graduated by the time she was 20. I'll look around and see if I can find that info again.

I agree with you that she would make an excellent Secretary of State.

Posted by: Tina on November 15, 2004 03:50 PM

A-man, my apologies for sending the trackback without making sure the link back to this post was in place.

I thought I was getting used to ExpressionEngine's trackback method (manual, as opposed to MT's automatic function)...

Posted by: McGehee on November 15, 2004 04:27 PM

I love Condi and consider her the perfect role model for my daughter.

Better still, my 7 week old daughter obviously loves music, is hyper intelligent, and has piano player fingers. We're already thinking about having to buy a piano in a few years. Well, I seem to recall that Condi is so good at playing piano that she could have been pro.

If I remember right, which I don't always these days. Damn free radicals.

Posted by: Jay Solo on November 15, 2004 04:54 PM

She's a Class Act, but the left will beat hell out of her (Remember Richare Ben Veniste during the 9/11 Commission fiasco?), and NOW will either pile on, or remain on the sidelines.

Posted by: Jim - PRS on November 15, 2004 09:10 PM

Ms. Rice has been quite impressive, and I am glad to see her promoted. State, alas, is an impossible task: I cannot remember a single president who could get State to do what he wanted, and the Secretary's power is not sufficient - no whip and chair.

Posted by: John Anderson on November 15, 2004 11:48 PM

No one mentioned great legs yet? What 's wrong with you?

Posted by: tim on November 16, 2004 12:07 AM

Secretary of State's fine, but I'm waiting on the match-up between Condi and Hillary the Wicked Witch in 2008.... THAT will be an election to remember.

Posted by: HwunHungLo on November 17, 2004 12:51 AM

The Right Stuff indeed ! The right stuff for State, the right stuff for the WOT and the right stuff for the "white"house! You go girl!

Posted by: Ell Small on November 17, 2004 01:42 AM

If anyone can shake up the State department (and it's needed a kick in the rear for a loooong time), it's Ms. Rice. God bless her.

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