Skip to comments.Condoleezza Rice Admits She's Not Pining for Her Old Job
Posted on 10/12/2010 1:14:32 PM PDT by BenLurkin
In an interview on NBC's "Today Show" this morning, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice admitted she doesn't miss the pressures of her former job, adding that now, when she hears breaking news, she doesn't "have to do anything about it."
"It's nice to be out of the pressure-cooker, frankly," she acknowledged to "Today" host Meredith Veiera.
Rice, who was on "Today" to promote her new memoir, "Condoleezza Rice: A Memoir of My Extraordinary, Ordinary Family and Me," spoke about her childhood in Birmingham, Alabama, and defended some of the more controversial foreign policy initiatives from the Bush administration.
"History has a long arc, not a short one," Rice said to Veiera, when asked if she was surprised about the U.S.'s ongoing presence in Iraq and Afghanistan. "When you're talking about changing really decades and decades - even centuries - of behavior, where people are trying to remove themselves from tyranny and learn to live with democratic institutions, it's going to take some time."
Rice also discussed her relationship with current Secretary of State Hillary Clinton - and said that while she doesn't speak with her regularly (because "when you're in that job, you really don't need people chirping from the outside"), Clinton "knows where to find me, and a couple of times she has found me."
"I'm there for her, absolutely," Rice said.
Rice, whose book addresses her upbringing - and not her time in the White House -said she chose to write first about her childhood because she wanted people "to know that I didn't somehow come full-blown from the head of Medusa."
"This was a family that nurtured and believed in education, and a community that did the same under really incredible circumstances of segregation," Rice said.
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That’s good ‘cause we don’t “pine” for her worthless RINO ass either.
So, what’s Condi doing nowadays? She’s too young to retire.
LOL. Questions no one is asking....
Sure, I’d rather have Condi than anyone Obama would ever pick...
The only reason this is of any interest is because it sparked the question of whether or not she might run...and then I lost interest again.
If we had to have a RINO we could do worse than Condolezza Rice who is a dignified, uncorruptible person, in my opinion. I wish her the best.
Generally speaking I admire Rice, but I was befuttled when she basically endorsed Obama primarily because of the color of his skin.
I still like her. She’s a bit to my left politically, but she always struck me as honest, fundamentally decent, and usually the smartest person in whatever room she was in. Granted, that was usually either State or a congressional hearing room, so the bar was pretty low. Still, we could do worse, and have done far worse.
If she had been a democrat, the media would have turned her into a goddess worthy of the White House, chanting “first Black woman president.”
But she was a Republican, and the media made her invisible.
Yeah, he was a real bigot, wasn’t he? /s
Looks like a lot more relaxing than reading security briefings. God bless Condi!
Would you please post your source where she endorsed Obama? I vaguely remember her saying it was a historic moment when he won the nomination and as a black person, she was proud. I don’t remember an overt endorsement like Colin Powell did.
You are correct, she stopped short of endorsing Obama.