At least somebody had the guts to stand up and say, "Condi, you've done a lousy job as national security advisor, and we don't think you deserve the promotion to secretary of state." After hearing Senator Boxer take Rice to task yesterday, I wanted to move to California just so I could vote for her. When Boxer caught Rice in a lie about the pre-war threat of Iraq, Rice had the gaul to tell Boxer not to question her integrity. But Rice doesn't have integrity. She may have an advanced degree, but she is one of the least independent thinkers in the administration. She shamelessly goes along with everything Bush, Cheney, & Rumsfeld want to do.
She willfully ignored the advice from the Clinton adminstration that Al-Qaeda would be her most important foreign policy issue. Did that made us more secure? When a senator asked her whether the euro or the dollar should be the international monetary standard, she said she didn't know and that she would leave that to the secretary of the treasury. Huh?
Much has been made of Rice being the first black woman to become secretary of state. I will acknowledge that she has overcome some disadvantages to rise to this position, but she's still just a Bush shill. Watch for the Republican noise machine to brand Democrats as racists for daring to oppose her. I say three cheers for Boxer and Kerry for voting against her, and one cheer for Biden for at least questioning her aggressively.