Monday, February 20, 2006
I sit here and wonder on this Presidents Day holiday if America is ready for a woman to be President.
It is already quite apparent that New York Senator Hillary Clinton has ambitions to be the first woman President in the hitory of our young republic. But are we as a nation ready for a woman who if she was in a mini skirt, you would be able to see the testicles that she has been hiding all this time?
I am perhaps one of the biggest male cheuvinist pigs of all times. "A woman as President? Not in my lifetime!" would have been my response 10 yrs ago. But after watching Secretary of State, Dr. Condoleeza Rice in action, even I am surprised to hear myself say...."CONDI IN 2008!!!"
The woman has an impressive resume:
Born November 14, 1954 in Birmingham, Alabama, she earned her bachelor's degree in political science, cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Denver in 1974; her master's from the University of Notre Dame in 1975; and her Ph.D. from the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver in 1981. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has been awarded honorary doctorates from Morehouse College in 1991, the University of Alabama in 1994, the University of Notre Dame in 1995, the National Defense University in 2002, the Mississippi College School of Law in 2003, the University of Louisville and Michigan State University in 2004.
Dr. Condoleezza Rice became the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, commonly referred to as the National Security Advisor, on January 22, 2001.
In June 1999, she completed a six year tenure as Stanford University 's Provost, during which she was the institution's chief budget and academic officer. As Provost she was responsible for a $1.5 billion annual budget and the academic program involving 1,400 faculty members and 14,000 students.
As professor of political science, Dr. Rice has been on the Stanford faculty since 1981 and has won two of the highest teaching honors -- the 1984 Walter J. Gores Award for Excellence in Teaching and the 1993 School of Humanities and Sciences Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching.
At Stanford, she was a member of the Center for International Security and Arms Control from 1981-1986 (currently the Center for International Security And Cooperation), a Senior Fellow of the Institute for International Studies, and a Fellow (by courtesy) of the Hoover Institution. Her books include Germany Unified and Europe Transformed (1995) with Philip Zelikow, The Gorbachev Era (1986) with Alexander Dallin, and Uncertain Allegiance: The Soviet Union and the Czechoslovak Army (1984). She also has written numerous articles on Soviet and East European foreign and defense policy, and has addressed audiences in settings ranging from the U.S. Ambassador's Residence in Moscow to the Commonwealth Club to the 1992 and 2000 Republican National Conventions.
From 1989 through March 1991, the period of German reunification and the final days of the Soviet Union, she served in the Bush Administration as Director, and then Senior Director, of Soviet and East European Affairs in the National Security Council, and a Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. In 1986, while an international affairs fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations, she served as Special Assistant to the Director of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In 1997, she served on the Federal Advisory Committee on Gender -- Integrated Training in the Military.
She was a member of the boards of directors for the Chevron Corporation, the Charles Schwab Corporation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the University of Notre Dame, the International Advisory Council of J.P. Morgan and the San Francisco Symphony Board of Governors. She was a Founding Board member of the Center for a New Generation, an educational support fund for schools in East Palo Alto and East Menlo Park, California and was Vice President of the Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula . In addition, her past board service has encompassed such organizations as Transamerica Corporation, Hewlett Packard, the Carnegie Corporation, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, The Rand Corporation, the National Council for Soviet and East European Studies, the Mid-Peninsula Urban Coalition and KQED, public broadcasting for San Francisco.
On January 26th, 2005 she was sworn in as the first Black woman to hold the position as the Secretary of State for the United States of America.
Her background, her qualifications are even more impressive then most of the schmucks that are considering a quest for the highest post in the land.
I truly think that America is ready for a woman to be President. I sincerely hope that Dr. Rice seriously considers this opportunity that is within her reach. Her integrity and the dignified way she handles herself in the male dominated world of World Politics makes her a person to watch for 2008.
Many websites have popped up that support this idea... Check some of them out!
Americans for Rice
Blogs for Condi
I hope that her sense of American Pride and her love of country will convince her to run for President in 2008! We as a nation cannot endure another Clinton in the White House. Say no to crack, and say no to Hillary. Both are able to destroy a nation.
The Rogue Jew
Posted by The Rogue Jew at 2/20/2006 12:40:00 PM