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First, Cheney, then GW Bush, now Condoleezza Rice re-emerges

March 23, 2009 |  2:59 pm
Former secretary of State Condoleeza Rice speaks at a Race 4 the Cure tally in Washington

Programming Note:

Set your TiVo for Jay Leno again. Tuesday night. Condoleezza Rice. NBC's "The Tonight Show."

She was President George W. Bush's secretary of State, second African American in a row he appointed to that important job. Hillary Clinton has the assignment now. Third woman in Foggy Bottom.

Last weekend she was invited to speak to an NFL owners' meeting. According to the Associated Press, she said, "I am prepared to answer any questions on Russia, the Middle East, advice for the draft, the zone blitz. And why no one should ever run a prevent defense."

For Bush, Rice was his foreign policy mentor and first female national security advisor. She's a kind of renaissance woman. Could have been an accomplished professional concert pianist. Gone back to Stanford. Wants to write books. Denies political plans.

Then goes on Jay. Hopefully, she'll play something with Kevin and the band.

Memo: Don't talk about special bowling.

-- Andrew Malcolm

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Photo: Kevin Wolf / Associated Press

H/T Mark Silva in the Swamp.