Why not Condi Rice?
Now, my peeps here know how I feel about Condi Rice. So, I think, smarting from the Obama/Hillary dustup, Anderson Cooper decided to try and turn the wheels on McCain by planting the seed of discontent in folks like me over McCain “snubbing” Condi in the manner of Obama snubbing Clinton. Two serious differences here that should have been blatantly obvious to Cooper:
- Condi never showed any interest at all by attempting to run for president.
- Condi flat out said she was not interested in pursuing politics of any sort after she serves her time in DC. She’d rather be the NFL commissioner.
Bottom line, it was never an option. Now, the media put a lot into the “vetting” process. Some people claim that Condi was never even vetted ala Clinton never being vetted. Who the hell would see a need to “vet” either one?
I would have loved to have seen Condi on the ticket. However, as I posted a long time ago, I knew it was never an option. She’s just too smart to put up with dictators and political thugs for more than her time demands. In order to run for office, she’d have to knock her IQ down another notch or two. I just don’t see her ever doing that, or having a need to. Think I’m stretching the sarcasm a bit? Check out the comments on Cooper’s post. Check out how many of those people think Alaska has a population of 8,500. Check out how many of those people are basing their “informed” decision based on the fact she has never done anything but be a mayor of a small town. Check out how many think she’s never been out of the country before. Then, check this out:
That’s not Alaska, that’s Kuwait. Finding that pic took about five seconds. When people make up their mind, they’re not going to spend that five seconds to validate their opinion. It’s just made up and that’s that. In their mind, she has never been to Kuwait, the pictures don’t mean a thing. In their mind, either Alaska has 8,000 or so citizens, or she’s never been governor. Facts are irrelevent. They’ve made up their mind.
Alaska has 300,000 or so citizens, state employees, and a budget that makes most states look simple. Senators have small staffs, no real budget to manage, and are directly responsible for no one citizen. So yeah, the comments on Cooper’s post are sad. Real sad. Really about the only “support” most gave was she was not Joe Biden.
Condi’s too smart for politics. That is the ugly side of democracy. And, given her abilities, I don’t blame her.
Just a personal note to Anderson Cooper. I make it a point to challenge all statements made on my blog. If I get overwhelmed with comments, I close them until I can catch up. Sure, I’m biased, but not in what either party is usually offering me today. I can not understand how a “professional” like Cooper and others can honestly look at the tripe being thrown into their domain and just let it sit there. There are some incredibly stupid comments that are there for eternity testifying the level of intellect that is the Anderson Cooper reader. I couldn’t live with that. I don’t live with that. Someone says something wrong here, I correct it. If it’s right, I acknowledge it. If it’s intentionally inflamatory, I delete it. But, what I am not going to do is make the other readers here feel stupid by letting the quality level drop to sub-zero. You better think here. If not, CNN’s more than happy to accept it.