I saw Tim Russert press Secretary of State Rice last Sunday. He insisted that she give an airtight "no" to the question of whether she intends to run for president in 2008. I thought the thing was an embarrasment (for Russert). Whats the sense of doing this to a sitting Secretary of State who--quite naturally--will be in the position of being a candidate, even if she really is not interested? This is especially true if the Demos end up nominating Hillary, which I predict they must. Whats the point of forcing Condi to say no? Even is she were deeply interested, she couldnt say so. After all, it may affect her current work, wouldnt it. Yet, Russert pressed on. Foolish stuff, I thought.
Well, Wes Pruden notes that it doesnt matter what she said, she left herself a way out. Hes right.