Two weeks ago, we co-sponsored Freedom Fest 2005 with the Young Americas Foundation.
One of the groups with a booth in the Exhibit Hall was called Americans For Dr. Rice.
We kidded Crystal Drucker, the dynamo in charge, that it was really a Condi Rice Fan Club.
She insisted it was a political network.
Either way, we see where this is headed and think it’s a great idea.
With the assumption that the Democrats will surely nominate Hillary Clinton in 2008 what better Republican comeback than nominating the Secretary of State?
We would be assured this nation’s first female President. We would also be assured that the two candidates would be whip smart and very familiar with the reigns of power. And there could be no excuses on either side.
Hillary already has a fan club.
It’s called the left wing of the Democratic Party.
And we kidded Drucker that if Dale Earnhardt, Jr. could have a fan club, why couldn’t our Secretary of State? We told her that the "Condi" logo on the shirts they were selling were a simple replacement for a number 8, whereupon she smiled and said she, personally, was a Jeff Gordon fan.
The fact is that the Republicans have no better star-power than Condoleezza Rice.
And if they want to retain the White House, they better start now, convincing our Secretary of State that running would be a very good idea.
On another subject…
On another subject…
Forgive us if we’re less than impressed by that phony display of collegiality that 14 members of the United States Senate conjured up in striking a deal as phony as their smiles.
The truth is that United States Senators individually and collectively think way too much of themselves.
If the majority of the American public had actually watched CSPAN2 during the so-called debate on President Bush’s judicial nominees, we would have 100 new Senators in fairly short order.
Most of the members (as they like to call themselves) violated Judge Judy’s first law.
"Don’t pee on my leg and tell me it’s raining outside."
You would think, from listening to both sides that the Senate has had fair and equitable rules for over 200 years.
Which any student of history knows is simply not true.
The Senate is the home of sleazy parliamentary lawyer tricks which have been invented on both sides to stop reality from interfering with their little club.
It is hardly the utopian debating society which is saving us mere mortals from our base instincts as both sides would like you to think.
These guys hold office because they can raise about $75,000 each day they are in office. With those kinds of requirements for getting re-elected, there are a lot of things which are much more important to a Senator than to a mere citizen.
We’re not sure that most real people would want to have lunch with three quarters of the members of the United States Senate, much less want to try and understand the arcane motivations those members have for doing the stupid things they do.
What the debate on the filibuster was really about is muddying up the other twenty five percent so come election time, they all have about the same amount of dirt on their skirts.
Whenever a Senator talks about a matter of principle, just remember how well they stuck to their respective principles last Tuesday.
No wonder we rarely elect Senators President.