Saturday, March 8, 2008


Given our current problems in the world--you know, the Middle East in turmoil, tensions in South America, the Iraq War, Afghanistan, the Balkans, Pakistan, and a whole host of others--is this really the best place for the Secretary of State to be?

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice stands for the National Anthem before the Georgetown Louisville college basketball game, Saturday, March 8, 2008, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

You know, when you have a handle on your job and things are going pretty well for you, take in all the ballgames you want. When things are tough, sure, it's a good idea to unwind for a bit and recharge your batteries. I won't begrudge someone a little downtime. Take a week off if you need it.

But when you are proven to be the worst Secretary of State in the history of this country, perhaps you ought to get a skybox and try not to be noticed when you waste a perfectly good Saturday instead of trying to do something, anything even remotely related to doing your job.

Maybe we should be grateful she does things like this, rather than try to talk to world leaders who don't want to listen to her repeat whatever she was told to try to accomplish.



WASHINGTON - President Bush said an early farewell to political Washington on Saturday night, making his first appearance on the stage of the Gridiron Club of Washington journalists.

Bush surprised the white-tie audience of more than 600, including Supreme Court justices, Cabinet members and lawmakers, by appearing as the final act of the club's annual revue. To the tune of "Green Green Grass of Home," he sang about looking forward to his return to Texas.

"As I step down from the plane and there to meet me is my mama and my papa, down the lane I look and here comes Barney, heart of gold and breath like honey," the president warbled.

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