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November 15, 2004
Rice Gets the Nod

ABC reports President Bush will nominate Condoleezza Rice to replace Colin Powell as secretary of state. I think most of us expected this announcement, and I believe it's a good move, overall.

Addendum from Ed: Whiskey and I agree on the selection of Dr. Rice, which is also being reported by the AP. She's up to speed, she knows the players, and will provide powerful representation for George Bush overseas -- more so than Powell, who was assumed to be at odds with Bush's policies on the use of American power in Southwest Asia.

One of the big tasks ahead of Dr. Rice mirrors that of Porter Goss at CIA: cleaning out the partisan career bureaucrats that have acted to defeat Bush's foreign policy. Bush has apparently decided not to simply acquiesce to the inevitability of only middling control of State, which has been the reality for both Democratic and Republican administrations for years.

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Posted by Whiskey at November 15, 2004 6:44 PM

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