Monday, November 03, 2008
I saw something on CNN last weekend and I can’t seem to get the image out of my mind. President George W. Bush was walking briskly (carefree and maybe even whistling) across the White House lawn and U.S. Secretary of State, Dr. Condoleezza Rice, was following a few steps behind him. What struck me was how Condolezza was struggling to carry several bags. One was strapped over her shoulder and she was carrying the other luggage with her hands. It made me wonder, “Is she carrying George Bush’s bags?” Maybe they were her own bags, but that’s just as bad. Couldn’t he have seen that she was struggling and helped her? Wasn’t his staff looking at this scene and recognizing the absurdity of it?
Then I started thinking about how brilliant Condoleezza is and how she could easily be President of the United States. She has a Ph.D in political science, she’s a Soviet Union specialist, speaks fluent French and Russian, and she’s also an accomplished pianist. Now she has served eight years in the Bush administration as National Security Advisor and Secretary of State. She's well qualified to run a country.
Somebody help me with this. Why in the world would Bush’s administration allow this image to go over the airwaves? This woman deserves more than to have to struggle along behind George Bush across the White House lawn carrying lots of baggage.
Did anybody else see this travesty?
Posted by Alicia Benjamin at 11/03/2008 12:07:00 PM