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Posted on 01/13/2007 2:12:19 PM PST by Sub-Driver

Rice: Single women can understand war

By ANNE GEARAN, AP Diplomatic Writer 7 minutes ago

Condoleezza Rice let out a heavy sigh when asked Saturday whether as a single woman with no children she had difficulty appreciating the ramifications of war. It's a topic that has inflamed the Internet and talk radio in the U.S. since a Democratic senator challenged the secretary of state's personal stake in the Iraq war.

"No," Rice answered when asked if her status hinders her understanding of the sacrifices involved. "I also think that being a single woman does not in any way make me incapable of understanding not just those sacrifices but also that nothing of value is ever won without sacrifice."

Sen. Barbara Boxer (news, bio, voting record), D-Calif., told Rice during a testy Senate hearing on Thursday that without an immediate family Rice will pay no personal price for the Bush administration policy in Iraq.

Rice has said she was at first perplexed by the exchange, and later told Fox News, "Gee, I thought single women had come further than that."

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh accused Boxer of hitting "below the ovaries."

Standing with Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, Rice jokingly noted that as a woman with children, Livni is qualified to "make the decisions."

Livni leapt to Rice's defense, saying Rice's strong emotions about the Iraq war toll are clear during their private conversations.

Rice, 52, has never married. She is an only child and her parents are dead.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: condirice
Boxer is a you know what.........
1 posted on 01/13/2007 2:12:20 PM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

But apparently Boxer cannot.


2 posted on 01/13/2007 2:13:01 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Sub-Driver

Well, I think Congressional Republicans should understand that turnabout is fair play and tell Boxer that since she's never served in the military, she has zero credibility when it comes to military advice or the WOT.


3 posted on 01/13/2007 2:14:39 PM PST by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they captured or killed.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I can't believe the stupidity on the part of the DhimmicRats here. Single women are one of their most important demographic groups, and they come out and crap on them. Brilliant.


4 posted on 01/13/2007 2:15:41 PM PST by lesser_satan (EKTHELTHIOR!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver
I think barbara made a mistake.
5 posted on 01/13/2007 2:15:44 PM PST by kinoxi
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To: Sub-Driver

The irony is that a larger proportion of single or childless women are Democrats rather than Republicans.


6 posted on 01/13/2007 2:17:07 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Sub-Driver

Boxer showed how ignorant, immature and stupid she was in one little compact statement.


7 posted on 01/13/2007 2:17:37 PM PST by CheneyChick
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To: lesser_satan
Single women are one of their most important demographic groups, and they come out and crap on them.

The Democrats crap on ALL their supporters: Women, Blacks, and Jews. Leftists are disfunctional people filled with self-hate.

8 posted on 01/13/2007 2:17:44 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Enoch Powell was right.)
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To: Brilliant

Babs is incapable of understanding even the most simple concepts -- she and Patty Murray are the two dumbest Senators. In a more sane era those two would have trouble getting elected president of their local PTAs.


9 posted on 01/13/2007 2:18:18 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: Sub-Driver

Rice is like many people in service who sacrifice their personal lives, 1 or more of their 5 senses or limbs, and possibly other abilities for the sake of the United States of America. Many in Congress or former administrations not only have or do not make such sacrifices, but also do not even understand the concept.


10 posted on 01/13/2007 2:19:16 PM PST by combat_boots (The MSM: State run Democrat media masquerading as corporations)
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To: Sub-Driver

She had a little more "war" than most of us, when she was a child.


11 posted on 01/13/2007 2:19:16 PM PST by FlyVet
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To: Sub-Driver

I don't have any children nor have I ever served in the military but that doesn't mean that I don't understand what's at stake. I'm actually rather cautious about the whole thing but I know that failure in the WOT is not an option. I'm not willing to pass that kind of world on to anyone else's kids.


12 posted on 01/13/2007 2:19:17 PM PST by cripplecreek (Peace without victory is a temporary illusion.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Where are the feminists who like to talk about women's independence and told them to burn the Bra? Oh yeah, they're busy helping Hillary, whose husband used his power to get sex from women...


13 posted on 01/13/2007 2:20:21 PM PST by paudio (WoT is more important than War on Gay Marriage!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Boxer never heard of Joan of Arc I'll bet ...
14 posted on 01/13/2007 2:20:27 PM PST by GoldCountryRedneck ("Idiocy - Never under estimate the power of stupid people in large numbers" - despair.com)
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To: Sub-Driver
"a topic that has inflamed the Internet and talk radio.."

But not the MSM --- The NYT has not even reported this! Just imagine if Condi had made a similar statement about Boxer?!?!?!
15 posted on 01/13/2007 2:20:49 PM PST by TRY ONE (NUKE the unborn gay whales!)
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To: CheneyChick
The Democrats were just venting their feelings this week. These weren't hearings, they were show trials. Wait until they realize that they didn't get ahead with their program and they looked stupid to the vast majority of the people in the country. Worse - wait until it's President Condaleeza Rice and Boxer wants a favor.
16 posted on 01/13/2007 2:26:59 PM PST by GAB-1955 (being dragged, kicking and screaming, into the Kingdom of Heaven....)
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To: Sub-Driver

Poor Barbara:

In 1994, her daughter, Nicole Boxer, married Tony Rodham, brother of then-First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, in a ceremony at the White House. The couple had one son, Zachary, and divorced in 2000.


17 posted on 01/13/2007 2:27:09 PM PST by donna
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To: Sub-Driver

Any person who's first concern is their own families interests, should never be a senator of the United States.


Boxer's point seems to imply that mothers can't be trusted to make decisions on matters of national interests.


18 posted on 01/13/2007 2:27:24 PM PST by ansel12 (America, love it ,or at least give up your home citizenship before accepting ours too.)
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To: Sub-Driver

LOLOL...I wonder if Boxer's husband would re-marry her if he had the chance???? IMHO: NOT!!!!


19 posted on 01/13/2007 2:31:45 PM PST by HarleyLady27 (My ? to libs: "Do they ever shut up on your planet?" "Grow your own DOPE: Plant a LIB!")
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To: Sub-Driver
The idiot shows her colors yet again.

Yellow straight down the back.

I look forward to the day Babs Boxer realizes that history does not remember her.
20 posted on 01/13/2007 2:37:58 PM PST by Danae (Anail nathrach, orth' bhais's bethad, do chel denmha)
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To: TRY ONE

"Just imagine if Condi had made a similar statement about Boxer?!?!?!"

Yeah, Boxer would be screaming for Rice's removal as Secretary of State.


21 posted on 01/13/2007 2:39:44 PM PST by tob2 ( "I may not be perfect but I'm always me." Anon.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Imagine that, Boxer and her party are the ones who have been tearing the family apart for years.


22 posted on 01/13/2007 2:55:11 PM PST by freekitty
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To: Sub-Driver
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A true female boxer.
23 posted on 01/13/2007 2:55:17 PM PST by Old Seadog (Inside every old person is a young person saying "WTF happened?".)
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To: GAB-1955; 7thson; alarm rider; Albion Wilde; Alexander Rubin; Allegra; AmeriBrit; ...
Ping to those who've expressed interest in Condi as President. There have been several threads on Boxer vs Condi. Maybe Boxer and the Democrats are trying a pre-emptive strike just in case Condi should change her mind about running for President.

"The Democrats were just venting their feelings this week. These weren't hearings, they were show trials. Wait until they realize that they didn't get ahead with their program and they looked stupid to the vast majority of the people in the country. Worse - wait until it's President Condaleeza Rice and Boxer wants a favor."

Oh but that would be a great day -- especially if it happened in public.

24 posted on 01/13/2007 2:57:51 PM PST by Solitar ("My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them." -- Barry Goldwater)
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To: Sub-Driver
Single women can understand war

But no one can stand Boxer "underwear"...

25 posted on 01/13/2007 2:59:52 PM PST by mikrofon (To put it briefly.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Sounds like "itch" or "witch" or "Mitch"?

I think harlot is a better term for Boxer myself but I like old fashioned words.


26 posted on 01/13/2007 3:03:30 PM PST by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts and guns made America great.)
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To: Sub-Driver

So Boxer believes only immediate military families should make policy and plans for the military. I wonder if she would like the answer.


27 posted on 01/13/2007 3:13:09 PM PST by depressed in 06 (Bolshecrat, the party of what if and whine.)
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To: Sub-Driver
It's back to the 60s for Boxer where heartless Generals and Admirals of the "war machine" thought nothing of offeing up cannon folder so that the "Military Indistrial Complex" would profit.

Liberals are cowards. They won't come right out and challenge you that you're the type to squander lives. They need to hide behind a shield that they believe will prevent any response from the target. So they hide behind a mother's "feelings".

It's also why Liberals stab people in the back. They don't have the guts for a fair fight.

28 posted on 01/13/2007 3:16:33 PM PST by Doctor Raoul ("BOAT PEOPLE" - The result of the last time the Democrats stabbed our allies in the back.)
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To: FlyVet
Condi's father nightly went to war in their neighborhood. He was armed with a gun. Did that make an impression on Condi? You betcha!

Given her history and recent experience in foreign relations, I'm coming to believe that Condi might make a good hardball playing President.

29 posted on 01/13/2007 3:19:35 PM PST by Solitar ("My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them." -- Barry Goldwater)
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To: Peach
Hmm...my senator is Maria Cantwell, (D-WA), single, childless....

Can she vote on Iraq issues???

I think Babs owes Maria an apology....

30 posted on 01/13/2007 3:20:05 PM PST by paulat
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To: ClearCase_guy

And yet none of those aforementioned groups will leave the 'Rat plantation.
"And you know what I'm talkin' 'bout"
-to quote PIAPS...Hitlery....Hildabeast....her thighness...Sen. Cankles.


31 posted on 01/13/2007 3:26:50 PM PST by JerseyDvl ("If you attack Americans, we'll defend your right to do it."- The Democrat Party)
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To: lesser_satan

Unfortunately, the dem single women will ignore this faux pas by Boxer for two simple reasons....Boxer is pro-abortion and they hate Bush. Look how they dealt with Clinton and sexual harassment!


32 posted on 01/13/2007 4:45:30 PM PST by t2buckeye
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To: freekitty

Many of Boxer's constituents are childless men and women. They're gays and lesbians.


33 posted on 01/13/2007 5:05:01 PM PST by pleikumud
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To: Sub-Driver

That was such a disgusting thing to say that I really couldn't even comment on it. I was really amazed that anybody would say something like that. Especially a "feminist" like Babs (I used to live in her district) whose whole goal in life was to prevent women from marrying and having children.


34 posted on 01/13/2007 5:08:09 PM PST by livius
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To: Sub-Driver

Where are the Republican Senators with the testicles to nail Babs on her horrendous comment about Condi Rice?

There is so much ammunition in her comment, that this could be kept in the news for weeks. Even just reading Freeper's comments on Condi threads would write the script.

The Republican leaders still don't understand who they are dealing with. If they expect to win in '08, they have to frame every idiocy of the Dims and nail them with it. Continually.

But we're all so, you know, collegial, in the Senate, dontchaknow.

Guess the Pubs WANT to be in the minority for another forty years like last time.


35 posted on 01/13/2007 5:45:12 PM PST by exit82 (Condi Rice has already sacrificed more in the War on Terror than Barbara Boxer.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
Martin Luther King Jr.


36 posted on 01/13/2007 7:51:20 PM PST by Valin (History takes time. It is not an instant thing.)
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To: FlyVet
She had a little more "war" than most of us, when she was a child.

You bet she did, and that rich snob Boxer isn't fit to carry her briefase to work.

Can you imagine if Tom Delay would've said this?

37 posted on 01/13/2007 9:20:13 PM PST by lawnguy (Give me some of your tots!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Well, if Condi wants to run for President she's going to have to put up with this kind of stuff every day.

But the good thing is how WELL she handled Boxer:

".....does not in any way make me incapable of understanding not just those sacrifices but also that nothing of value is ever won without sacrifice."

Now that, IMHO is how the President of the United States should speak; not scripted (maybe she had anticipated this attack some time ago, still...) but turning the question around and scoring a point thusly.
38 posted on 01/14/2007 12:55:14 AM PST by RedStateRocker (Nuke Mecca, Deport all illegals, abolish the IRS, ATF and DEA)
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To: lawnguy
Can you imagine if Tom Delay would've said this?p>Wellllll.....Katie Couric would have been OUTRAGED!
39 posted on 01/14/2007 1:22:02 AM PST by FlyVet
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To: depressed in 06

I would be more than happy to give some of the answers to BB, but she would not want to hear what I have to say. In fact, Senators are not AT ALL interested in what our families have to say. I support the President's plan, and am still waiting as he is, to hear an alternative from the BB's of the world. We remain nameless and quiet as the media again has their way with the American public
Debbie Argel Bastian
Proud mother of Capt. Derek Argel USAF Combat Control, KIA Memorial Day, 2005 Diyala, Iraq


40 posted on 01/14/2007 1:31:38 AM PST by debbieargel ("It is above you. To serve God and Country is a priviledge and not a right." (Derek Argel ))
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To: debbieargel

Amen. God bless you.


41 posted on 01/14/2007 7:14:12 AM PST by depressed in 06 (Bolshecrat, the party of what if and whine.)
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To: FlyVet
She had a little more "war" than most of us, when she was a child.

Excellent point.

42 posted on 01/14/2007 9:40:37 AM PST by Churchillspirit (We are all foot soldiers in this War On Terror.)
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To: Sub-Driver

By bird-brain Boxer's logic there should be no male gynecologists.


43 posted on 01/14/2007 9:44:28 AM PST by Churchillspirit (We are all foot soldiers in this War On Terror.)
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To: donna

Boxer was HR's brother's mother-in-law? How quaint. So, how are they related to Pelosi or Reid or Murtha or Frank or Dean or...?


44 posted on 01/15/2007 2:19:26 PM PST by polymuser (There is one war and one enemy.)
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To: FlyVet
She had a little more "war" than most of us, when she was a child.

Ohhhhh. That's good! She should have thrown that in Babs face.
45 posted on 01/16/2007 3:30:46 AM PST by no dems (Duncan Hunter for Prez / John Bolton for VEEP in '08)
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To: donna
Poor Barbara: In 1994, her daughter, Nicole Boxer, married Tony Rodham, brother of then-First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, in a ceremony at the White House. The couple had one son, Zachary, and divorced in 2000.

Let's hope that's as close as anyone in the Barbara Boxer universe ever gets to living in the White House.

46 posted on 01/16/2007 7:32:51 PM PST by Albion Wilde (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. -2 Cor 3:17)
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To: mikrofon
Single women can understand war But no one can stand Boxer "underwear"...

We need to find a competent Republican candidate named "Brief." Then the contest will truly be "Boxer or Brief?"

47 posted on 01/16/2007 7:34:31 PM PST by Albion Wilde (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. -2 Cor 3:17)
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To: paulat
Hmm...my senator is Maria Cantwell, (D-WA), single, childless.... Can she vote on Iraq issues??? I think Babs owes Maria an apology....

Yep, and I've got Barbara Mikulski, D-MD. Guess she's not capable of making a decision, either.

48 posted on 01/16/2007 7:36:14 PM PST by Albion Wilde (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. -2 Cor 3:17)
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To: Sub-Driver

I wonder if Babs would like to apply the principle to cops?


49 posted on 01/16/2007 7:46:27 PM PST by gogeo (Irony is not one of Islam's core competencies (thx Pharmboy))
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