At The Washington Note yesterday, the estimable Steve Clemons wrote “Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is speaking this morning to Grover Norquist’s weekly powerhouse gathering at Americans for Tax Reform of conservative associations, think tanks, and political operations.” What’s not business as usual about this?
It seems a major Republican operative told Clemons that it was an attempt to “secure her future in Republican politics and to position herself as a ‘potential’ VP candidate on the McCain ticket.”
Imagine if McCain chose her, they won, he became ill or died, and she was ushered into the White House.
Congoleum Condie would not only trump Hillary as the first woman president but Obama as the first black president.
Just like when she was named national security advisor and secretary of state, her breakthrough would have absolutely no residual benefits for either her sex or her race.