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Lynn Cheney: Condi Rice for President?
NewsMax.com ^ | 8-18-06 | NewsMax.com Staff

Posted on 08/23/2006 12:15:39 PM PDT by no dems

The idea of a woman president is not so abstract now that the 2008 election nears, Lynne Cheney, wife of vice president Dick Cheney said Wednesday.

"If you're thinking of Condi Rice, I think she has good credentials," Cheney said.

During an appearance sponsored by the Aspen Institute, Cheney talked mostly about education and history but did venture into current politics, including the possibility of women running for president. She did not mention New York Sen. Hillary Clinton, widely thought to be considering a presidential run in 2008.

"(National security) is the driving issue," Cheney said. "The stereotype exists that women are softer. Maybe it's not true. I don't think it's true. But it's a little bit of a challenge to overcome for a woman president."

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cheney; condi4prez; condiisproabortion; lynnecheney; notorinorice; rice; rice2008; rinobabykillers; womanpresident
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You know, it's amazing. Condi keeps saying she is not interested but she is still being mentioned as the possible GOP nominee in '08 by many political pundits. Could it be because in the polls she always ranks in the top three of GOP candidates people prefer; along with McCain and Giuliani?

I tell you this; between those three, it's Condi, hands down, for me.

1 posted on 08/23/2006 12:15:39 PM PDT by no dems
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To: no dems

I agree. Let Lynne and Laura get together and convince Condi. Let Colin Powell run for VP.


2 posted on 08/23/2006 12:17:02 PM PDT by Froufrou
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To: Froufrou

Yep. I'd like it to be either Condi or Newt.


3 posted on 08/23/2006 12:18:34 PM PDT by ark_girl
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To: no dems
Condi trumps all three of the Democrat's jokers: race, gender and orientation.

She's their worst nightmare.

That doesn't make her the best candidate, but it's better than nothing.

4 posted on 08/23/2006 12:18:41 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam Factoid:After forcing young girls to watch his men execute their fathers, Muhammad raped them.)
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To: no dems

Why is that? I don't even know anything about her that would particularly qualify her compared to the rest of the field.


5 posted on 08/23/2006 12:19:20 PM PDT by mhx
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To: no dems

How come the Party of Tolerance, the Party of Acceptance, the Party of Inclusion, never appointed a woman (and a gorgeous one at that) to be Secretary of State?


6 posted on 08/23/2006 12:20:04 PM PDT by CAWats (And I will make no distinction between terrorists and the democrats.)
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To: no dems

Condi hands down over McLame and Rudy.


7 posted on 08/23/2006 12:20:24 PM PDT by rintense
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To: no dems

Condi allowed herself to be snookered by the French over the M.E. cease-fire. She's no Maggie Thatcher, unfortunately.


8 posted on 08/23/2006 12:20:40 PM PDT by hershey
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To: no dems

NEWT ALLEN 08!


9 posted on 08/23/2006 12:21:06 PM PDT by StoneWall Brigade (AMERICA LAND OF THE FREE BECASUE OF THE BRAVE!)
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To: Froufrou
The Lemon Pipers - RICE IS NICE (1968) I wanna find somebody to care,

I wanna catch some rice in my hair.

I need love and I want you, I do,

I wanna spen my life loving you.

Refrain:

Rice Is Nice, that's what they say,

Rice Is Nice, throw some my way,

Rice Is Nice on any day,

Twice as nice when violins play.

If I decide to walk beside you,

Can I depend on your love being true?

And when I get older and wrinkles appear,

Will I still find some rice in my hair......

10 posted on 08/23/2006 12:23:33 PM PDT by Red Badger (Is Castro dead yet?........)
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To: no dems
You mean Condi would run as a Democrat? She's pro-choice, IIRC. Otherwise, it's impossible for her to win, IMO. No way will the first female President be pro-choice. So that leaves out both Hillary and Condi.
11 posted on 08/23/2006 12:24:05 PM PDT by jdm (I gotta give the Helen Thomas obsession a rest.)
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To: no dems

One wonders how many times Ms. Rice must say she's not running for some people to get it through their thick skulls.


12 posted on 08/23/2006 12:24:19 PM PDT by NapkinUser (NAAMAGR)
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To: mhx

Yeah, why would we want an articulate, EXTREMELY well educated individual (to the point of almost being a child prodigy) with experience in multiple Presidential administrations and several years under her belt as Secretary of State for President. Did we mention this is an individual who basically pulled themselves up by the bootsraps when they had everything in the world going against them and yet this person is basically good natured and not bitter at all despite previous hardships?

Why would we want someone like that in leadership?


13 posted on 08/23/2006 12:24:30 PM PDT by ark_girl
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To: Froufrou

Oh God NO!!! We need a conservative, not more Bush hacks.


14 posted on 08/23/2006 12:24:41 PM PDT by Toby06 (True conservatives vote based on their values, not for parties.)
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To: NapkinUser
One wonders how many times Ms. Rice must say she's not running for some people to get it through their thick skulls.

How many times did Hillary! say she wasn't running?

15 posted on 08/23/2006 12:25:36 PM PDT by Toby06 (True conservatives vote based on their values, not for parties.)
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To: NapkinUser

Neither was Bill Clinton (the last time he was elected Governor of Arkansas). Wouldn't dream of it.


16 posted on 08/23/2006 12:25:36 PM PDT by ark_girl
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To: Toby06

After the mess she created with Lebanon and Israel, we dont need any more of that.


17 posted on 08/23/2006 12:26:41 PM PDT by Concho (IRS--Americas real terrorist organization.)
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To: CAWats

But they did, under Bubba. Surely, you haven't forgotten Ms. Albright?


18 posted on 08/23/2006 12:27:12 PM PDT by RexBeach
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To: CAWats
...(and a gorgeous one at that)...

Because that would discriminate against frumpy, big-thighed, hairy-armpit feminists.

19 posted on 08/23/2006 12:30:58 PM PDT by uglybiker (Don't blame me. I didn't make you stupid.)
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To: Toby06

"How many times did Hillary! say she wasn't running?"

A lot. That would make Hillary Clinton a liar if she runs. But Hillary Clinton hasn't announced she is running for president, has she? I know it seems impossible for some here to imagine, but there is a chance she still might not even run for president in 2008.


20 posted on 08/23/2006 12:31:02 PM PDT by NapkinUser (NAAMAGR)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

>>>Condi trumps all three of the Democrat's jokers: race, gender and orientation

What do mean by orientation?


21 posted on 08/23/2006 12:31:08 PM PDT by NC28203
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To: mhx

Besides that, Allen may have done himself in. McCain can't be trusted. Rudi may have too much baggage and is pro choice too. Maybe there's something I don't know about the guy (and I'm withholding final judgement), but I'm not sure if Huckabee is qualified for the job right now (unless I'm missing something...I don't see how being a Baptist preacher and the Governor of a small state qualifies you to be the leader of the free world. But, I haven't really heard his full bio. Maybe there's something I don't know about).

Who's left whose name is on the table besides Newt?


22 posted on 08/23/2006 12:31:47 PM PDT by ark_girl
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To: Toby06

Well, now, who would you like to see? Seriously?


23 posted on 08/23/2006 12:31:52 PM PDT by Froufrou
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To: RexBeach
But they did, under Bubba. Surely, you haven't forgotten Ms. Albright?

She was a woman!!! Yikes. I thought she was a troll.

24 posted on 08/23/2006 12:32:11 PM PDT by rhombus
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To: Red Badger

I don't remember that one.


25 posted on 08/23/2006 12:32:53 PM PDT by Froufrou
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To: Concho

Did she create it or did Olmert?


26 posted on 08/23/2006 12:33:02 PM PDT by ark_girl
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To: uglybiker

Like the "Cellulite Queen" Hillary? :)


27 posted on 08/23/2006 12:33:04 PM PDT by CAWats (And I will make no distinction between terrorists and the democrats.)
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To: no dems

How about Lynne Cheney herself?


28 posted on 08/23/2006 12:33:39 PM PDT by Samwise (All that is needed for evil to triumph is that good men do nothing.)
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To: Froufrou

It was the "B" side of Green Tambourine. I still have it on 45, I think....


29 posted on 08/23/2006 12:33:52 PM PDT by Red Badger (Is Castro dead yet?........)
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To: ark_girl
Besides that, Allen may have done himself in. McCain can't be trusted. Rudi may have too much baggage and is pro choice too. Maybe there's something I don't know about the guy (and I'm withholding final judgement), but I'm not sure if Huckabee is qualified for the job right now (unless I'm missing something...I don't see how being a Baptist preacher and the Governor of a small state qualifies you to be the leader of the free world. But, I haven't really heard his full bio. Maybe there's something I don't know about).

Who's left whose name is on the table besides Newt?

Jeb Bush?

30 posted on 08/23/2006 12:36:21 PM PDT by CAWats (And I will make no distinction between terrorists and the democrats.)
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To: Red Badger

Next to your Nehru jacket...


31 posted on 08/23/2006 12:36:49 PM PDT by Froufrou
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To: no dems

Newt/Condi or Condi/ Newt doesn't matter to me as long as Condi looks after defense and foreign policy and Newt looks after domestic and future policy.

The combination and a working portfolio for the VP is unbeatable.

Even the clinton co presidency doesn't begin to have the sheer brain power.

No co presidency you say? That's what the Clintons are aiming for.

How a bout a Clinton/clinton ticket....... Barf


32 posted on 08/23/2006 12:36:56 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. Keep watch for the Mahdi...... he's coming on 22 August!!)
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To: Froufrou

It's also on their Greatest Hits Album........

33 posted on 08/23/2006 12:37:25 PM PDT by Red Badger (Is Castro dead yet?........)
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To: Red Badger

I had that 45, too. Evidently I never flipped it over.


34 posted on 08/23/2006 12:38:50 PM PDT by Froufrou
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To: Red Badger

Wasn't that a medley of their hit?


35 posted on 08/23/2006 12:38:52 PM PDT by RexBeach
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To: Froufrou
I agree. Let Lynne and Laura get together and convince Condi. Let Colin Powell run for VP.

I don't know if Colin Powell would go for that. I think he'd want Condi Rice under him.

36 posted on 08/23/2006 12:39:12 PM PDT by CAWats (And I will make no distinction between terrorists and the democrats.)
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To: Concho

....After the mess she created with Lebanon and Israel....



Patience please. Just because events don't meet your personal expedited time line doesn't mean we are not succeeding.


37 posted on 08/23/2006 12:39:33 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. Keep watch for the Mahdi...... he's coming on 22 August!!)
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To: no dems

Why do you want a member(Condoleeza Rice) of an internationalist organization (CFR), known to be promoting the dissolution of our borders to create the North American Union, anywhere near a public office?


38 posted on 08/23/2006 12:40:38 PM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: CAWats

Man thing. But, remember he said he wouldn't run for President. That's where I was coming from.


39 posted on 08/23/2006 12:41:15 PM PDT by Froufrou
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To: RexBeach

I don't understand the question.........


40 posted on 08/23/2006 12:41:15 PM PDT by Red Badger (Is Castro dead yet?........)
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To: NapkinUser

I meant when she said she would not run for senate.

Of course she's a liar, btw.


41 posted on 08/23/2006 12:41:59 PM PDT by Toby06 (True conservatives vote based on their values, not for parties.)
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To: Froufrou

George Allen, Newt, Tancredo. A couple others. NOT rudy nor Mccain.


42 posted on 08/23/2006 12:43:09 PM PDT by Toby06 (True conservatives vote based on their values, not for parties.)
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To: Froufrou

Oh Jeeze, not Powell, please...


43 posted on 08/23/2006 12:43:58 PM PDT by alarm rider (Those that vote for RINOS knowingly, have already admitted defeat.)
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To: Red Badger

Sorry. "Green Tambourine" was their only hit, was it not?

It's an old line we used to use in radio. Didn't mean to confuse. :)


44 posted on 08/23/2006 12:47:12 PM PDT by RexBeach
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To: hershey
"Condi allowed herself to be snookered by the French over the M.E. cease-fire."

I don't know her position on this issue, as she is not the Chief Executive. Therefore this may not be a valid statement.

The buck does not stop with her. If one agreed with the characterization, this would be a more valid sentence; "Bush allowed himself to be snookered by the French over the M.E. cease-fire.", because I know he is the Chief Executive and he made the final call.

Executing on decisions that one may not agree with is common for sub-Chief Executive managers.

45 posted on 08/23/2006 12:47:49 PM PDT by LZ_Bayonet
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To: alarm rider

What's wrong with him?


46 posted on 08/23/2006 12:48:58 PM PDT by Froufrou
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To: hershey

I think she's cleverer than we know at this moment - also, she's working under GWB's orders, so it's hard to say what's her and what's him. She was actually pretty "nuanced" (a word I hate, but one that has its uses) during the failed Israeli response - that is, she said things that held off the dread "world opinion," was obviously negotiating like mad with non-Hez friendly Muslim governments behind the scenes, and gave the Israelis every chance they needed. They blew it, or possibly, on the basis of antiquated information, they didn't realize the challenge. In any case, I thought she did the best she could with a bad situation and what turned out to be a less powerful ally than we had thought.

I like her, but I really couldn't vote for her unless she became less pro-abortion. I don't know why she - as a black woman - would be pro-abortion, since blacks are the primary target of the Margaret Sanger Eugenicist League (aka Plannned Parenthood), but she is, and I think it would make it difficult for many other folks to vote for her.


47 posted on 08/23/2006 12:51:39 PM PDT by livius
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To: jdm

So abortion is the only issue that qualifies one to be President of the United States? Interesting concept.


48 posted on 08/23/2006 12:54:09 PM PDT by Cobra64 (All we get are lame ideas from Republicans and lame criticism from dems about those lame ideas.)
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To: RexBeach

They peaked in the Bubblegum era of 67-71. I'm not sure how many "hits" they had. back then, a song could be released regionally, in Memphis say, and not in Cleveland. if it did well in the "test market", then a national release was possible. Some songs were regional hits but not in other regions........


49 posted on 08/23/2006 12:54:29 PM PDT by Red Badger (Is Castro dead yet?........)
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To: no dems

I like Condi, but will wait to see how see resolves the conflict with Israel and, the PLO.


50 posted on 08/23/2006 1:01:04 PM PDT by buck61
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