Thursday, January 27, 2005

Condi Rice - What the Democrats Fear

There has been a lot of speculation on why the Democrats gave Rice such a hard time. Especially since there was no way to block her nomination.

Some say it was a legitimate debate others say it was just political grandstanding. Either way the Democrats looked bad.

The attacks were led by veteran Democrat buffoon Ted Kennedy.

Kennedy keyed the Democratic attack in the Senate with charges that Rice, as Bush’s national security adviser, provided Congress with "false reasons" for going to war. Had she not, he said in a speech, "it might have changed the course of history."

I guess he means he prefers Saddam in power. Anyway this is the exact opposite of what he said before the war.

"We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction." Sen. Ted Kennedy (D, MA), Sept. 27, 2002.

The BBC said the same thing until they realized Bush was going to use WMD's as one reason for toppling Saddam. They quickly reversed course.

So, why the all out assault on Condi? Why do the Democrats fear her so much?

Roger Simon has the answer.

The just resolved Condi nomination struggle of 2005 somehow reminded me of the great Giuseppe De Santis movie of 1949. Maybe there's something about the name Rice that makes people angry. But I have had another thought about why Condi became such a lightening rod. The Dems are afraid of her as a presidential candidate in '08 and wanted to take her down a peg as soon as possible. After all, according to Forbes anyway, she is the most powerful woman in the world -- and that was before she was Sec'y of State (No. 2 - Wu Yu of the Chinese Politburo; No. 5 - Hillary Rodham Clinton; No. 10 - Carlton Firoina of Hewlett-Packard).

Even if they don't fear her as a presidential candidate they fear her as a vice presidential candidate.

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