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  • Condoleezza Rice Will Not "Chirp" at Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton

    So, I guess it's kind of official now. The Tonight Show is Meet the Press for dumb people…

    Here's the former Secretary of State responding to a question about Dick Cheney decision to be a total dick chain in the press lately…

    "I know what it's like to have people chirping at you when they perhaps don’t know what’s going on inside. These are quality people. I know them. They love the country. And they won't make the same decisions, perhaps, that we did. But I believe they'll do what they think is best for the country and I'll give my advice privately and keep it to myself."

    All this post-Bush-administration stuff is difficult for me to deal with. I kinda like the words coming out of her mouth now, but then I remember how easily she was led around by the nose for the past eight years, and I want kick a wall.

    Here's a response from Ed Morrissey, a conservative who's prone to clearer thinking when it comes to her…

    Rice gets it right on Cheney, but for the wrong reasons. “Chirping" at politicians come from disagreements on policy, and every American can speak to that. I think it’s bad politics (and another step away from a good tradition, of which Al Gore is more guilty) for Cheney to assume the lead in public Republican opposition to Obama’s policies, and that Republicans need the space to groom the next generation of leaders, and hopefully really soon.

    To dismiss Cheney's criticisms as “chirping” and suggest that a man who had been at the forefront of national-security policy doesn’t understand the issues is flat-out wrong.

    I agree. You can't really characterize anything Dick Cheney does as chirping.

    "Growling," "puking" or "festering" are probably better words to use.

    (via Matt Lewis)

    Update: Best comment ever?

    I thought Meet The Press was Meet The Press for dumb people? (Matt P)

    I think you're thinking of Fox News Sunday.

    Tags: Bush Administration, Condoleezza Rice, Dick Cheney, Jay Leno, Tonight Show
  • Al Qaeda Maybe Not as Enlightened and Tolerant as Previously Assumed

    After so recently witnessing such a momentous sea change in the emerging post-racial world, it really sucks to learn something like this

    Al-Qaida's No. 2 leader used a racial epithet to insult Barack Obama in a message posted Wednesday, describing the president-elect in demeaning terms that imply he does the bidding of whites…

    In al-Qaida's first response to Obama's victory, [Ayman] al-Zawahri also called the president-elect — along with secretaries of state Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice — "house negroes."

    This is very disappointing. Very, very disappointing. I was really hoping that our international terrorists had turned a corner as far as race relations were concerned.

    After years and years of targeting specific ethnic and religious groups, such as Israeli Jews, Hindi Indians and Muslim each others, it seemed that on September 11th, 2001, they'd made a huge leap forward in their shameful ideology by wantonly and mercilessly killing thousands of innocent people in the World Trade Center without regard for race, creed or nationality.

    That's why al-Zawahri's recent remarks about Obama, Rice and Powell come as such a blow. Where are the enlightened religious fundamentalist mass-murderers we thought we knew?

    This all just goes to show that now, more than ever, we need Change in our al-Qaeda leadership. That's why I'm endorsing Malasian terrorist Mohamad Farik Amin as the next leader of the world's most prominent hate organization. Under Amin's watch, can we — all of us: white, black, Asian, arab, Jew and Muslim — cower under the fear that we will meet some random and undeserved death? Yes, we can!

    Remember: We are the people we've been waiting to kill!

    Let's go change the world.

    Tags: 9/11, al Qaeda, Barack Obama, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, Terrorism
  • Sarah Palin Breaks Glass Ceiling of Pornography

    By now, you've probably heard about the upcoming Sarah Palin, um… homage film (you know, the kind with anal sex) "Nailin' Paylin" being released by Hustler Video…

    The faux Sarah is Lisa Ann, who "will be nailing the Russians who come knocking on her back-door." In another scene — a flashback — "young Paylin's creationist college professor will explain a 'big bang' theory even she can't deny!"

    There's also a threeway with Hillary and Condoleezza look-alikes.

    Well, it's heartening to imagine that Palin would be willing to reach around both sides of the aisle.

    The video is in pre-production, but is being fast tracked for release before the election.

    Pre-production, eh? I guess we'll have to wait a little while for to see what that piece of cinematic brilliance looks like. Unless…

    Let's just say that I know a guy who knows a guy who knows a goat who knows a guy who has access to certain… things. And let's also say I were to put a hyperlink right about here that led to a video that might make certain Obama supporters… how should I say?… rethink their political loyalties.

    (Please! If you're gonna hit that link at work, don't do it with your sound turned way up. Your co-workers might not appreciate it. Trust me on this.)

    Tags: Condoleezza Rice, Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin
  • Forbes' Most Powerful Women List Hits Hillary Clinton Where it Hurts

    Mere hours after Hillary Clinton officially stepped aside to make way for her rival Barack Obama, Forbes magazine released its annual list of the world's most powerful women. It's a big thumb of the nose to the vanquished senator from New York, who's nearly a third of the way down the list at No. 28.

    Meanwhile, Condoleezza Rice is in the top ten at No. 7. And the No. 1 most powerful woman in the world is German chancellor Angela Merkel, who isn't even American.

    Way to twist the knife, Forbes.

    Tags: Condoleezza Rice, Hillary Clinton
  • Will John McCain Choose Any Local Weatherman as His VP?

    Don't know how I missed (in reality, I don't know how I ever catch anything), but when John McCain was a guest on Conan O'Brien last month, he was subjected to following cast list of the made-for -TV movie of his campaign

    A bit like this can be really hacky in the wrong hands, but Conan's people actually pulled it off pretty well.

    Mitt Romney is my favorite.

    Tags: Bobby Jindal, Conan O'Brien, Condoleezza Rice, John McCain, Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney, NBC, Veepstakes