October 12, 2006, - 9:58 am
By Debbie Schlussel
A while ago an ad endorsing Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for President began running on this site for a few weeks. We couldn’t understand why they’d want to advertise here, since we’ve been very critical of the woman, who’s benefited more than anyone we can think of from PC job hiring and promotions based on minority status than anyone we can think of in the Bush Administration. Proof that affirmative action is alive and well in the congenital GOP.
Now, in a two-fer, Condoleezza has given us yet two more reasons why she merits our moniker for her, “Condoleezza Clueless.” It may be the first time merit and Condi-Clueless have met.
Today’s USA Today has an article on the non-existent “GOP’s Gay Identity Crisis.” It’s a trumped up story. Anyone who’s worked in Washington knows that especially there, home to DuPont Circle a/k/a “The Fruit Loop,” there are plenty of Gay Republicans in the circles of power. And here, we have to say the obligatory, Seinfeldian, “Not that there’s anything wrong with that.”
More notable about the article is Condi-Clueless’ statement about gay marriage, her implication that it’s legal, when it is NOT:
WASHINGTON – At a State Department ceremony this week, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice warmly acknowledged the family members of Mark Dybul, whom she was swearing in as the nation’s new global AIDS coordinator.
As first lady Laura Bush looked on, Rice singled out his partner, Jason Claire, and Claire’s mother. Rice referred to her as Dybul’s “mother-in-law.”
Mother-in-law? Huh? Since when is gay marriage legal throughout America? It isn’t. But it tells us a lot about Rice. She’s not qualified for most of the jobs she’s gotten, but she’s no dummy. She chooses her words carefully. The “mother-in-law” statement was no accident. It was deliberate.
Then, there’s her dumb statement about the Palestinians. It’s outrageous enough that she spoke, last night, at the annual banquet of the falsely-named American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP), an amalgam of extremist Muslims who support a host of terrorist groups that murder Americans and whose funding is apparently largely from overseas Islamists.
But then, in her speech to the Islamofascist group–she repeated the BS line that Palestinians deserve a better life “free of the humiliation of occupation” and in a state of their own. “I promise you my personal commitment to that goal.”
Free of the humiliation of occupation? Hello. . . Condi-Clueless. Did you bother to check a map? What “occupation”? They–your precious, “humiliated” Palestinians–already control, in their own pseudo-State of barbaria, over 97% of the land originally claimed to be “Palestine,” and has (but for Gaza–which they got the rest of over a year ago) for well over a decade.
If anyone is humiliating or occupying that land it is the various Palestinian “leaders” Condi-Clueless has welcomed to the White House and Foggy Bottom. It is the Fatah freaks and HAMAS-niks, which only too recently, Condi-Clueless said symbolized that the Palestinian people have “aspirations for peace.”
Rice’s–again, carefully calculated and deliberately uttered–statement can only mean that she agrees with the group’s claim that ALL of Israel is “Occupied Palestine.”
Is this the new U.S. policy? When the Secretary of State utters it to Islamofascists on our shores, perhaps it is.
If this is the chick you want leading the country, please get a lobotomy (perhaps the problem is that you already had one).
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