Dr. Rice was the solo guest on Rose’s show. She is articulate, intelligent and cunning. I’m certain she has many stories to tell – including a promised book about her parents that I’d definitely read. She is an anomaly and would be considered atypical to the usual portrayals of Black women people are used to seeing. She is her own person and doesn’t give a damn what any of us think of her.
For all of her accomplishments she is still stumping for the Bush administration and is a liar liar pants on fire about the events surrounding 9/11 and the takeover of Iraq. I don’t care how well she looks as the lies spill from her ruby painted lips, she is still an agent for chaos. The irony is of course her rise in the Republican party would not have been duplicated had she been a Democrat. At least I don’t think so. That fact is mostly bitter with little sweetness. She is certainly not unique in that many other minions of Bush did his bidding and the Democrats have their hands just as dirty for rubber-stamping everything.
It’s just Dr. Rice doesn’t strike me as someone who does things she doesn’t want to do – not unless it will benefit her long term goals. She’s no pushover. She supports education across class structures and I hope to find some common ground where other women and even some Black women would be able to work with her. Why? She’s a formidable ally. We need those that can hang tough when the rubber meets the road. So here’s the interview. Take your medicine in small doses if you must, but I think this is a something to watch all the same.