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Women rule

Mrs. Bush and Condi Rice both attended the swearing in ceremonies of Liberia’s (and Africa’s) first female head of state, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf. Here is a short outline of Liberia’s recent messy history. Can you imagine, by the way, the security net that had to be placed over the area where Bush and Rice were? Clearly, the security couldn’t be left to the UN troops. And my only other point is that this event, inevitably, brings up Rice’s name regarding her own possible run to be a head of state. Stanley Crouch has a few thoughts on the possibility of a Rice-Clinton contest. Also note that Chile has elected a woman. The BBC story calls her a "center-left" candidate; she is a socialist and a child of the (USA) Sixties. Cool.

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Does anyone share my reservations about a Rice candidacy, simply on the level of practicality? She has no experience in running for office. Neither did Eisenhower, but of course generals have been elected to the presidency several times. Scholar/bureaucrats strike me as electorally implausible, and I should know. Rice might make a good president, but does she have what it takes to get there?

From what I’ve read of the new Chilean President (feminist/atheist/socialist) that flaunts extreme left ideologies despite the fact that leftist tendencies led to a bloody coup (in the 1990s ?)putting the regime in turmoil for a decade, and that her "center-leftist" party is only "center" because of that, I would say she at least is decidedly not cool.

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