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katty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:47 PM
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Fool on the Hill (Senators grill rice for 3 hours)
excerpt/full report at:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9751656 /


-In interviews outside the hearing room, committee members Obama, Chafee, and Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wisc., all said Rice is not doing a good job in persuading the American people to support Iraqi nation building. (Both Chafee and Feingold voted against the Iraq war resolution in 2002.)

Secretary Rice is a very articulate spokesperson for the administrations point of view, but after three hours of hearings I dont think any of us can say what the benchmarks of success are that would allow us to bring our troops home, Obama told MSNBC.com.

Its just not working, said Feingold. They keep using the same old mantras. People dont believe this idea that somehow this is the logical step in the fight against terrorism. Theyve lost all those arguments.

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TallahasseeGrannie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:53 PM
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1. I understand the sentiment
but we better not underestimate Dr. Rice. You can call her a lot of things, but I don't think fool would be one of them.
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stopbush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:54 PM
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3. Oh, she's a fool alright. Being educated doesn't always translate
into being intelligent.
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TallahasseeGrannie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:57 PM
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5. I think she is lacking in what
we call Emotional Intelligence. But she is a very sharp lady in her field. If she is a fool, it is in regards to the wagon she hitched her personal star to.
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stopbush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 06:02 PM
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7. Her "field" was the Cold War/Soviet Union.
Edited on Wed Oct-19-05 06:02 PM by stopbush
She failed in the first job * gave her and she's totally unqualified to be SoS. I'll be glad when she's finally gone from the political scene.
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TallahasseeGrannie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 06:03 PM
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8. I also agree
she is a fine example of the Peter Principle. She should have stayed a Cold War expert.
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ed murrow Donating Member (88 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:53 PM
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2. "Fool on the Hill (Senators grill rice for 3 hours)
I also would have trouble convincing people to support this ill conceived war.

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SammyBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:55 PM
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4. Dr. Gap got toasted
In the words mixed together from George Carlin and ESPN's Sturat Scott:

Fuckin' boo-yah!!!
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 06:01 PM
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6. it is past time these Senators start drilling her --her story is getting
real old!
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 07:17 PM
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9. Dear Senators==You don't grill rice!
You steam, boil, or fry it, or maybe bake in a casserole.
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