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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:15 AM
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NYT~As Rice Testimony Nears, Tone Remains a Question
WASHINGTON, April 6 With little more than a day until Condoleezza Rice testifies before the Sept. 11 commission, the White House is still deciding what kind of tone she should strike as she explains the intelligence lapses leading up to the attacks, officials involved in the internal debate said Tuesday.

In conference calls and other discussions preparing Ms. Rice for two-and-a-half hours of testimony on Thursday morning, she and her White House colleagues have prepared an opening statement that one official described as "a detailed, almost day-by-day overview" of what the administration was doing in the months before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

~snip~

At the same meeting, officials said, members of the commission will be briefed by the panel's lawyers about the results of a two-day review of thousands of national security documents from the Clinton administration that the Bush administration acknowledged last week it had withheld from the panel until now. Panel members said the lawyers, who spent much of Monday and Tuesday with the documents, had been instructed to keep their findings secret until they could be shared with the commissioners.

Ms. Rice's presentation is considered critical to the White House's election-year effort to put questions about the Sept. 11 attacks behind it. But it may be just as critical for Ms. Rice herself. While she has indicated that she plans to leave the job of national security adviser at the end of Mr. Bush's first term, she has not ruled out taking a Cabinet post secretary of defense is the one possibility most often discussed should Donald H. Rumsfeld leave the job. Ms. Rice has also been mentioned as a possible secretary of state, though she would likely be less interested in that post, her friends and colleagues say.

~snip~

more:http://www.nytimes.com/2004/04/07/politics/07PANE.html


Is condi auditioning for Sec.of State or Sec.of Defense after she botched her job as Security Advisor?
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:26 AM
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1. Bet she doesn't want State because she wouldn't be first.
Not the first woman, and not the first black. Condi wants her own page in the history books.
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gandalf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:53 AM
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2. Will C-Span broadcast it?
Does anybody know if the Q&(perhaps)A with Condy tomorrow is to be watchend on C-Span, and when?
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T Bone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:25 AM
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6. NPR is pre-empting morning and noon broadcasting to cover it live
PBS and NPR affiliates will have it live. I heard them saying what regular shows would be pre-empted to cover it live. So check for a PBS/NPR radio affiliate near you or stream it.
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gandalf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:36 AM
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7. Thanks!
Living in Germany, I will try a stream.
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:57 AM
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3. The song Condi sings can be and will be a song that can be sung
to any tune or tone. "Her Insipid Opinions" Should be the name of the song. The tone may sound sweet to the un-trained ear of sound.
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:06 AM
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4. What ever happened to just getting up
and telling the truth? Then you don't have to worry about the tone or anything else for that matter.


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T Bone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:12 AM
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5. Widely known in DC that she has gone through Anger Management
Sessions in preparation for this questioning.

This past Sunday morning I was listening to a show on NPR and a Washington correspondent was saying this. That it is "widely know in Washington that the White House has had her go through some Anger Management sessions in preparation for her testimony to the commission."

Words to that effect. I did not note the name of the guy who said it but he went on to say it was because they had reviewed her performance on things like 60 Minutes, etc and come to the conclusion that she was coming across as "angered" when being put on the spot and questioned.

Don't tell me this administration doesn't live and die by focus groups and polls. Focus groups are their bible. I am not sure, though, how they could compose a focus group that was reflective of the make-up of the 911 commissioners, and why any focus group would predict her performance foibles before the commission.

:shrug:
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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:12 AM
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8. Condo Lizard needs some body language management , too.
She simply MUST learn how to control her whole Reptile body. Her head goes "no-no" with every assertion of "fact" that comes from her tight lips. Her eyes (note the vertical pupils) blink so fast that you can feel the breeze from her lashes. Her entire non-verbal behavior says, "I am lying for my Massah."

:freak:
dbt
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