Monday, September 1, 2008

If John McCAin Was A True Maverick He Would Have Picked Condoleeza Rice And By The Way - Where The Hell Is Condi?

You could hear a rat pissing on cotton if you were looking for a sound bite from Condi Rice about John McCain picking Sarah Palin as his running mate. She has already been virtually silent about John McCain being the GOP nominee and now it's nothing but the sound of crickets chirping with Palin.

She is the highest ranking female member of the GOP and the most high profile, but where is she? You would think the GOP would be using her blackness and her gender to their advantage to combat both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, but Condi has been MIA.

And for all the whining from women about Hillary Clinton, women have been curiously silent about Condi Rice's treatment. If John McCain wanted to make a ground-breaking historical choice for his party wouldn't Condolezza Rice have been a much better choice than Sarah Palin? Wasn't it her turn, as folks argued about Hillary Clinton? Shouldn't she have at least been asked or vetted for the position?

And I wonder how long it will take the mainstream media and pundits to notice Rice's silence and absence. I will be very interested in why Condi Rice has to say when she does reappear, if she says anything at all.

10 comments:

BLKSeaGoat September 1, 2008 at 10:36 AM  

Condi refused to be vetted. Her exact quote was, "I don't want another government job." LOL.

That's a bad sista!

Mildred September 1, 2008 at 12:00 PM  

I don't support Ms. Rice's world view or politics but I think we have to be fair. She has said that both Obama and McCain were qualified which was more than Bill Clinton was willing to do. She has also made some very compelling statements about race on AP - that African Americans have been loyal to America even when it wasn't loyal to us. We can't expect fair, balanced and consistent coverage of blacks from mainstream media so let's not assume that blacks in the public eye are not speaking out.

But the question remains, why doesn't Rice (or others) put such comments in an African American publication, website or blog (NNPA, Black Enterprise, et al.)?

Kit (Keep It Trill) September 1, 2008 at 12:03 PM  

I think Condi is gonna vote for Obama.

Professor Tracey September 1, 2008 at 12:42 PM  

@Mildred,

I don't think I was being unfair to Ms. Rice. She was recently asked in an interview if she would vote for John McCain and she did not endorsement him at all, she skipped over it completely. That seems highly unusual for a dedicated Republican.

Two, considering her status, the fact that she has issued no comment at all on Sarah Palin over the three days since the announcement is telling. She is the only prominent female GOP official to not have a recorded comment and that's strange.

She didn't even seem to have been recruited to support this GOP ticket and that's strange as well.

You raise and excellent point about her voice being missing from black publications.

Faith September 1, 2008 at 3:54 PM  

Clearly Condi is not as subservient to her white masters as we've been led to believe. I also think she's voting for Obama. Now wouldn't the ish hit the fan if he appointed her to his cabinet?

Selena September 1, 2008 at 7:42 PM  

She's been asked that question quite a few times and she's always said that she wanted to go back to the university from which she started. I don't much blame her!

Pop-it-Philosophic September 1, 2008 at 8:06 PM  

I think Ms. Rice is smart enough not to be so obviously used as a pawn. Black Repubs are jumping ship too. They only railed against black progress because they didn't believe it could occur. Ever since Iowa....

Don September 2, 2008 at 6:27 AM  

Good read, I didn't know Condi is the highest ranking female member o the GOP party. I wonder if McCain ever considered her?

gsutiger September 2, 2008 at 9:31 AM  

I Love Condi. The chick knows what's up!

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