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Posted on 01/18/2005 4:38:21 AM PST by OXENinFLA
Secretary of State Nomination
COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS
UNITED STATES SENATE
ONE HUNDRED NINTH CONGRESS
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
- Break -
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Place: 216 Hart Senate Office Building
Presiding: Senator Lugar
| Dr. Condoleezza Rice
To be Secretary of State
| The Hearing will Commence on Tuesday, January
18, 2005 and will Continue, If Necessary, on the
Following Day Wednesday, January 19, 2005.
We lived in CT for years and Dodd was our senator. He's as pickled as Kennedy; he had presidential aspirations at one time but got in trouble with women a time too many. Always in the company of Kennedy, naturally.
Oh, I see you remember that incident with Dodd. He's a piece of work.
I know you're computer time might be limited while on this professional retreat, so look for "cyncooper" on this thread for factual reporting. Condi looks composed, lovely, and even tho the democrats stick in little insulting zingers, their questioning is relaxed, almost informal. Everyone knows she's a shoo-in.
Of course.....the democrats will remind us.. ad nausum... how cooperative they were in confirming her, when they go nasty on President Bush's judicial appointments, and social security reform.
Dodd is showing his expertise in foreign affairs...
Rice is terrific. Poised, informed, knowledgeable, charming.
The minute I heard Dodd say that this part of the world looks to the US for "leadership" I knew he was trolling for money, and by golly, I was right.
uh...dunno. LOL. That guy is soooo metro!
And the bloviation contiues.
It does seem that they are kinda softballing her... The Dims that is.
Is this a hearing for Condi or just an on-air opportunity for these guys to pontificate? LOL
He says Chavez wants a relationship with the US! Passing reference to "recent developments."
Is there a question in Dodd's statement somewhere?
Dodd thinks we need to do something new with Venezuela rather than isolation....soon Rice will get a chance to respond.
Dodd starting to adopt a hectoring tone.
Rice: Mexico and Canada-we've made a lot of progress with them both on a number issues. Smart border initiative, first item she mentions. Allowing in commerce, not allowing in those who would harm us.
But will he talk about the cheese in France?
Just like progressive means liberal, leadership to other countries means money. And the Left complains that we have code words.
CHAVEZ is one of the biggest DANGERS facing the security of this country..IMHO! Next he will be whining about our relationship with Castro! Good Grief!
So, what's the question? I lost interest in his ramblings.
I'm back. Tended to a couple of quick chores in order to hear sKerry's questions. I wonder if he'll be the one to try to skewer Condi? The other RATS are pretty subdued.
You are so correct. We will eventually have to deal with Chavez.
First we will have to 'deal' with the commie dems. LOL
Well, I'm not sure, but I think it was how much money can he count on to funnel to the tin pot dictators.
Good from what I've heard. No real confrontational thing yet I think.
Funny, earlier in the hearing Dems pointed out our lack of response to Putin's efforts to undermine democracy. Now Dodd is talking about a relationship with Chavez who, besides winning under the most suspicious of circumstances, is attacking personal property ownership, free speech, free press, etc.?
"LOL -- neither PS nor any other damn dirty 'Rat is chair of ANY committee in Washington except the party caucuses."
Ugh, I just walked in the door to hear dodd pontificating. I was immediately talking back to him!
Chavez is a real problem.
Next she addresses Central America. Notes the stratification that exists in much of that area and the struggles of indigenous peoples to find their rightful place and live decently.
Trade can play a huge part to help here.
Now speaking of S. America, Brazil in particular.
I wonder if any of them will ask Condi about President Bush refusing to take phone calls w/Spain's newly elected "leader"?
Right, Chavez wants a relationship with the US, an adversarial one.
"Funny, earlier in the hearing Dems pointed out our lack of response to Putin's efforts to undermine democracy. Now Dodd is talking about a relationship with Chavez who, besides winning under the most suspicious of circumstances, is attacking personal property ownership, free speech, free press, etc.?"
Just your typical Dem Paradox...the dems are soooo transparent!
By the time Dr Rice finishes her answers the 'esteemed' senators have no coherent comeback. She shows them up bigtime in comparison of intellectual prowess.
Comfortable, confident. Speaking clearly, she is well prepared.
None of the 'Rats have attacked her *yet*.
Holding leaders accountable who do not govern democratically.
Dodd was disappointed with the "paristy", corrects to "paucity" of her remarks in her opening statement to this area but she has answered him.
Asks about agreements---sooner rather than later?
Rice: We will work with Congress but would like sooner rather than later.
Dodd lauds the state dept people they met in other countries and Dodd emphasizes we must work more in this area of the world.
Rice returns to Venezuela and they have not been cooperative and causing troubles for their neighbors, relationship with Cuba troublesome and concerning. Governing in an illiberal way.
She SAYS lots of things, but the Administration's actions say them more clearly.
You disagree with their efforts in that area, but to say they disregard that issue or do nothing is a blatant lie.
Who ever said they "do nothing"???
As far as I'm concerned, these global plutocrats are PRO-ACTIVELY eradicating our borders.
With the goal of undermining the economic prosperity of the American Middle Class, they encourage increased immigration, both legal and illegal. And while our domestic industries remain shackled by excessive regulation and litigation, they encourage the demise of our industrial infrastructure by undermining our industries with imported goods. That's why they're referred to as "free traitors".
Dodd says he appreciates her comments but says it's a two-way street and just repeating historical notes only serves to dig the hole deeper without making progress.
Dodd done and Lugar congratulates him and Chaffee and Nelson on their recent trip.
Sen. Allen up.
Go Condi! She's taking Chavez and his actions head-on! Points out the concerns we have with the behavior, his actions with Castro, threats to his neighbors.
Dodd reiterates we have to be diplomatic. (talk ourselves to death with Chavez of course)
Is he moving? It could be just a cardboard thing.
I see John Effin! Dodd is a petulant little punk.
I must be living in an alternate universe. I don't think I've heard the words terrorist, jihadist, Islamic extremist, or war on terror in a good hour.
Have these members forgotten the most pressing national security issues of our time?
Sheesh, do these people ever stay on topic? No wonder they can't get anything done.
the committee is going to let the "real" president, Jean F'n handle those issues.
That'a what I was thinking. This whole thing would be reduced to one hour if all they did was just ask questions intead of getting "face time" on t.v.!
Well, forgive me for misunderstanding YOUR comment:
a blatant refusal to defend and protect our sovereign borders.
And this is surprising? Dodd and Kerry both LOVED the guy in Nicaragua who headed up the Sandinistas -- I forgot his name but I think he's named for a taco shell. They love Communists in general. We need Dick Nixon on this committee!!
His name is Daniel Ortega.
Ortega..wasn't that his name?
Sorry post #532 isn't very clear. The agreements and state depts refer to South American where Dodd recently travelled and the discussion revolved around our relationship with them. Rice reverted at the end to his bringing up Venezuela and she made it clear that we will not deal with a dictator in the same manner as we deal with a democratically elected leader.
Allen eliciting her expounding on the difference between false propaganda put out by such and Radio Marti where we broadcast the truth in an effort to reach oppressed peoples.
Don't worry, we'll all speak in your defense when they try to have you committed -- not because you are sane, but because we like you.
See -- he IS named for a taco!!