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Old 01-11-2007, 03:04 PM   #1
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Condi inadvertently endorses Fox News(big shock!)

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Rice 'loves' Fox News; CBS anchor 'decent guy'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) --Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice let slip her news media preferences Thursday, saying, "I love every single one" of Fox News network's correspondents and also favors CBS anchor Harry Smith.

In comments overheard on an open microphone between morning television interviews, including one with Fox, the top U.S. diplomat said: "My Fox guys, I love every single one of them."

But Rice told an aide that when she was next in Iraq she would like to do a "one-on-one" interview with CBS "The Early Show" anchor Harry Smith.

"He's a decent guy. I know they are, like, 55 in the ratings, but I like him," Rice said in comments monitored by Reuters on a television feed.
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I saw that...shocking...simply shocking...
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Old 01-11-2007, 04:11 PM   #3
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WTF? She doesn't like Democracy Now?
This has completely turned my world upside down.
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So she even likes Shepherd Smith? Yikes, that's disturbing

I like Harry Smith too
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Old 01-11-2007, 04:15 PM   #5
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for a long time now

i have thought she was all washed up

perhaps she and McCain will ride Iraq all the way down
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This is surprising why?
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Old 01-11-2007, 04:41 PM   #7
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Horrors!
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I've always maintained that she was incompetent and frankly I don't see how I'm wrong. Now I also know she has bad taste in tv.
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"I don't want to descend on the Maliki government and look like just sort of beat their brains out." more Condi open mike
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Good to know that the Bush Administration doesn't know how to turn off a microphone.
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i like her more when she speaks candidly.

she almost seems human.
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i like her more when she speaks candidly.

she almost seems human.
I find Condi to be probably the only likeable person in Bush's entire administration.
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Oh boy, I have to agree- inappropriate. Of course people use that against Bush and say that his daughters would never go, but that isn't the same. Something about a woman bringing that up to another woman too.. Of course it's the Post, and saying that she was "attacking her for being a childless woman"-well that's a hyperbolic stretch.

http://www.nypost.com/seven/01122007...ls_.htm?page=0

Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, an appalling scold from California, wasted no time yesterday in dragging the debate over Iraq about as low as it can go - attacking Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for being a childless woman.

Boxer was wholly in character for her party - New York's own two Democratic senators, Chuck Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton, were predictably opportunistic - but the Golden State lawmaker earned special attention for the tasteless jibes she aimed at Rice.

Rice appeared before the Senate in defense of President Bush's tactical change in Iraq, and quickly encountered Boxer.

"Who pays the price? I'm not going to pay a personal price," Boxer said. "My kids are too old, and my grandchild is too young."

Then, to Rice: "You're not going to pay a particular price, as I understand it, with an immediate family."
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NY Times

January 12, 2007
Exchange Turns Into Political Flashpoint
By HELENE COOPER and THOM SHANKER

WASHINGTON, Jan 12 — A passing exchange during a Senate hearing on Thursday turned into a political flashpoint overnight as Senator Barbara Boxer, the California Democrat, and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice accused one another of insensitivity in comments about motherhood and the war in Iraq.

In an interview this afternoon with The New York Times, Ms. Rice suggested that the California Democrat had set back feminism by suggesting during the hearing that the childless Ms. Rice had paid no price in the Iraq war.

“I thought it was okay to be single,” Ms. Rice said. “I thought it was okay to not have children, and I thought you could still make good decisions on behalf of the country if you were single and didn’t have children.”

During the Thursday hearing, Ms. Boxer told Ms. Rice: “You’re not going to pay any particular price, as I understand it, with an immediate family.”

In a separate interview, Senator Boxer said her comments had been misunderstood and were now being turned against her by the White House and other Republicans. “What I was trying to do in this exchange was to find common ground with Condi Rice,” Ms. Boxer said, adding that “my whole point was to focus on the military families who pay the price.”

“They’re getting this off on a non-existent thing that I didn’t say,” Ms. Boxer said. “I’m saying, she’s like me, we do not have families who are in the military. What they are doing is a really tortured way to attack a United States Senator who voted against the war.”

The exchange between Ms. Boxer and Ms. Rice came during a hostile Senate hearing on Thursday in which Ms. Rice, seeking to sell President Bush’s new Iraq plan to a skeptical Congress, faced an almost solid wall of opposition from both Democrats and Republicans. Ms. Boxer several times repeated the question, “who pays the price?”

Senator Boxer read excerpts from a radio interview with an American family that lost a son in Iraq. “You can’t begin to imagine how you celebrate any holiday or birthday,” Ms. Boxer said. “There’s an absence. It’s not like the person’s never been there. They always were there and now they’re not and you’re looking at an empty hole.”

Ms. Rice replied, “I can never do anything to replace any of those lost men and women in uniform, or the diplomats, some of whom ...”

Ms. Boxer cut her off. “Madame Secretary, please, I know you feel terrible about it. That’s not the point. I was making the case as to who pays the price for your decisions.”

During the hearing itself, Ms. Rice did not appear to take issue with Ms. Boxer’s comments. During the interview, she addressed them only in response to a question. But the White House spokesman, Tony Snow, had suggested earlier today that Senator Boxer’s comments were anti-feminist.

In the interview, Ms. Rice said that at first, she didn’t understand what Ms. Boxer was saying. “It didn’t actually dawn on me that she was saying, ‘you don’t have children who can go to war,’ ” she said. “Which seems a rather strange comment, to be quite frank.”

A number of members of Congress have children in the military who are serving in Iraq or are likely to do so, including Senators John McCain of Arizona and Jim Webb of Virginia.

Ms. Boxer’s comments and the claims and counterclaims about what she meant have captivated the blogs and received extensive coverage on Fox News and other cable channels. One blog, Time magazine’s Swampland, labeled it the “Womb Wars.”

Conservative blogs and commentators in particular were quick to seize the issue. “One Great Leap (Backwards) for Womankind,” read one blog, Bikini Politics. “They will be known by their Fruits,” read another, Macsmind, which billed itself as “Conservative News, Commentary and Common Sense.”

“I am deeply appalled by Senator Barbara Boxer’s cruel and callous attack on Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice,” said Deneen Borelli, a fellow with an organization called Project 21, which describes itself as a “leading voice in the African-American community.”

“The debate should have been about the war in Iraq and not a platform to demean Secretary Rice,” Ms. Borelli said in a statement issued by the organization.

Some Democratic Senate staffers complained privately that Ms. Boxer’s exchange with Ms. Rice allowed the Bush administration to turn the tables on Iraq critics and sidestep the larger issue of the almost uniform opposition to the president’s new plan to send an additional 21,500 U.S. soldiers to Iraq.
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