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Vice President Condi Rice?

Posted on | December 20, 2011 | 30 Comments

by Smitty

The Washington Times:

America’s first black female secretary of state is quietly positioning herself to be the top choice of the eventual Republican presidential nominee, ready to deliver bona fide foreign-policy credentials lacking among the candidates. The 56-year-old has recently raised her profile, releasing her memoir in November and embarking on a monthlong book tour.
After 2 1/2 years as a professor at Stanford, Miss Rice is reportedly getting “antsy” to get back into the political game. “She’s ready to go,” said one top source.

The really big challenge for Condi is connecting to America. She’s been so wonky and either circling the globe or locked in an ivory tower that there may not be much connection for her to Joe Six Pack, the way, say, a Sarah Palin does.

I’ll admit to being a Condi fan. Like Sarah Palin, just the threat of a brainy conservative lady getting on the ticket is enough to make heads ‘splode.

Update: Less enthusiastic: Daily Pundit

Just putting a neocon looser like Rice into a position of power again, after this sterling record, is enough to make my head explode. But I have to admit – she’d make a nice bookend for Bush III – I mean, Romney.

via Drudge


30 Responses to “Vice President Condi Rice?”

  1. ThePaganTemple
    December 20th, 2011 @ 10:35 am

    No way no how. Too close to Bush, too much of a Neocon, too much of a RINO. Worse, she’s too damn nice. Can you imagine her ripping out Obama’s throat, or Biden’s? Right, neither can I. Pass.

  2. SDN
    December 20th, 2011 @ 10:43 am

    After the way she failed to rein in the leak brigade at State for W, no thanks.

  3. Sorry, But No More of That Rice In My Bowl – Please! | Daily Pundit
    December 20th, 2011 @ 10:46 am

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  4. Zilla of the Resistance
    December 20th, 2011 @ 11:46 am

    Hey, Daily Pundit, it is spelled LOSER, not “looser” which actually means less tight, from the word “loose”. If you mean not a winner, then the word it “loser”, from the word LOSE.
    And every time someone says the word “neocon” all I see is “Paulbot”.

  5. Christy Waters
    December 20th, 2011 @ 12:02 pm

    “Less tight”, as in, not as drunk as I’m going to be on election night for trying to drown my sorrows if Obama wins, and having Condi on the ticket increases the odds that I’ll be totally lit next November. No thanks, my liver and my pancreas hate me enough, as it is.

  6. ThePaganTemple
    December 20th, 2011 @ 12:15 pm

    No Bushies on the ticket, please. That crew has had enough power over the GOP for way too long. And Condi is a Neocon. The proper definition of Neocon is actually “Liberal”, one with just enough national security expertise to hide his or her libtardness. Unlike the booger-eaters, I don’t equate the term with dem Joooos.

  7. William T Quick
    December 20th, 2011 @ 12:21 pm

    Hey, Zilla:  It was a typo, since corrected.  I feel the same way you do about the usage.  As for me being a Paulbot, you’re just shooting off your big mouth with, as usual, not a clue in the world.

  8. Zilla of the Resistance
    December 20th, 2011 @ 12:24 pm

    I’m not defending Condi, I am simply crusading over bad spelling. Using
    “looser” when 0ne means “loser” is just one of those things that drives
    me crazy, like people who don’t know the difference between “there”,
    “their”, and “they’re”.

  9. Quartermaster
    December 20th, 2011 @ 12:25 pm

    Neocon is not a term for dem Jooos. A lot of them happen to be Jews, but a lot of Trotskyites were Jews, and that was a major source of Neocons.

    Neocons are just the Hawkish part of the Demonrat party that got run out when the Progressives finally took over in the early 70s.

  10. Quartermaster
    December 20th, 2011 @ 12:27 pm

    Nice of you not to call him a Paultard. Perhaps the correction wasn’t made when he made the post. So one must ask why the buffoonish post? Ever make a mistake? or you just a normal clueless and rude Reptard?

  11. Doc Clear
    December 20th, 2011 @ 1:49 pm

    Didn’t Rice and Powell vote for Obama on skin color alone?  I seem to remember it that way anyway.  It’s not worth looking up to me but if so then she only has half a President.  As with all the ‘black’ people who did the same.  They have the black half as President. 

  12. Tennwriter
    December 20th, 2011 @ 1:53 pm

    Remember who she is talking too.  Bill Quick advertises himself or did ‘as the cranky libertarian your mother warned you about’, an dhe frequently serves comments back to his readers with heaping helpings of sarcasm and vitriol.

    If you didn’t kick him in the face, he would think you didn’t love him anymore.  🙂

  13. Tennwriter
    December 20th, 2011 @ 1:54 pm

    And oh yeah, Neocon is frequently a term for dem Jooos.

  14. ThePaganTemple
    December 20th, 2011 @ 2:01 pm

    It was an honest mistake on Zilla’s part. The booger-eating Paultards have a bad habit of hijacking terms for their own foul misuse, such as calling Dr. Paul “the godfather of the Tea Party movement”, when as everybody knows Paul is at best the “Crazy Uncle” of the Tea Party.

    No matter how badly we want to keep him locked in the attic where he belongs, he manages to slip away. The next thing you know he is leading his Paultard followers in ever more delirious rounds of booger eating. which typically ends with such booger eating lunacy as lumping Neocons together with dem Joooos.

    But if you say you’re not a booger-eating Paultard, I for one am happy to take your word for it.

  15. Mortimer Snerd
    December 20th, 2011 @ 2:25 pm


  16. ThePaganTemple
    December 20th, 2011 @ 3:02 pm

    When the Paultard booger-eaters use it, it is. Thanks to them people are afraid to criticize Neocons and their policies because they’re afraid people will think they’re talking about dem Jooos like the Paultard booger-eaters do. That’s like being afraid to criticize Nancy Pelosi because somebody might call you anti-woman. Fuck the Paultard booger-eaters, they don’t speak for me.

  17. ThePaganTemple
    December 20th, 2011 @ 3:05 pm

    Oh, so he’s a libertarian, huh? Is he a Paultard after all? If he is, then if you kick him in the face he’ll just use that as an excuse to do some more booger-eating. He’ll just cover his nose and mouth and go “oooooohhhhhhh:.

  18. ThePaganTemple
    December 20th, 2011 @ 3:17 pm

    You’re right, that’s another reason I wouldn’t trust her in a ticket against Obama, she would insist on treating the President with the “dignity and respect the office of the presidency deserves”. And you can bet she’d preface every criticism of Obama’s policies with some bullshit about his positive accomplishments as a role model for black kids and all that horseshit, like being a socialist rabble-rousing Alysnkyite piece of shit is a positive role model for anybody.

    Republicans are just two steps away from pissing me off enough to vote third party, and putting somebody like her on the ticket, let’s just say it wouldn’t be a step in the right direction.

  19. Tennwriter
    December 20th, 2011 @ 3:47 pm

    I honestly don’t know. I would expect not.  He’s just ah, cantankerous.

  20. K-Bob
    December 20th, 2011 @ 5:12 pm

    I really admire Condi, and think she served very well as State.  But she creates parsing headaches in her answers about policy.  She often starts out sounding like Margaret Thatcher, but ends up sounding like Colon Powell.

  21. Charles
    December 20th, 2011 @ 6:52 pm

    Colin Powell would be a good VP choice.

  22. Steve in TN
    December 20th, 2011 @ 6:57 pm

    Funny, everytime I hear “neocon” I think of Micheal Moore and dismiss whatever opinion is being offered.

  23. Steve in TN
    December 20th, 2011 @ 6:57 pm

    And I share your “loser/looser” pet peeve.

  24. Zilla of the Resistance
    December 20th, 2011 @ 7:08 pm

    Although I think of a different person, the result is the same, I hear/see the word ‘neocon’ and know immediately that whatever comes next is bound to be a bunch of crap. 

  25. Finrod Felagund
    December 20th, 2011 @ 7:15 pm

    Or as I like to say, “I judge you when you use poor spelling or grammar.”

  26. ThePaganTemple
    December 20th, 2011 @ 9:13 pm

    Well it wouldn’t be a good idea for Obama to have another black man on the Democrat ticket. If Biden drops out, he should strive for racial balance and pick a white man, or maybe a white woman to be his next VP.

  27. Bob Belvedere
    December 20th, 2011 @ 11:16 pm

    Well put.

  28. Edward
    December 21st, 2011 @ 2:43 am

    I don’t demand a lot, but I do demand competence.

    What I actually -get- from Republicans on the other hand would probably fill a 10lb bag.

    and smell

    like the south end of a north bound horse.

  29. K-Bob
    December 21st, 2011 @ 3:22 pm

    If you could convince him to pretend he’s Republican, you mean?

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