PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An aide to former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says she was approached by a firm helping Penn State look for a new president but she was not interested, a newspaper reported Friday.
The Philadelphia Inquirer (http://bit.ly/HDNfG6) said Rice's chief of staff, Georgia Godfrey, confirmed the overture.
"We received a request about this position through a search firm," Godfrey told the Inquirer. "Our office declined on her behalf since she intends to remain at Stanford. Penn State is a fine institution and Dr. Rice wishes the search committee the very best."
Now, I am admittedly a lefty, undoubtedly a far-lefty, but here we have a person who in her role as National Security Advisor and Secretary of State for President George W. Bush, was an avid cheerleader for the war in Iraq.
You know, the war that Bush and company deliberately started for no other reason than they could. These guys--and Rice--felt it was important to use the cover story of WMD just to kick some middle east butt and to flex our muscles in the region and the world.
Well, that turned out pretty well.
So, far from being what she should be--a disgraced member of society with no credibility on the national stage--for some inexplicable reason Condoleezza Rice remains one of the Very Serious People, a distinguished elder stateswomen of her generation. One who gets offered college presidencies.
Penn State should be ashamed. Why anyone treats her as a knowledgeable public figure rather than a war criminal boggles my mind. She and the rest of her cronies should be emptying bedpans in Veterans Administration hospitals for the rest of her life.