There are a couple of things that have always been clear about Condoleezza “Uhura” Rice. First that even though she was the lone sista in a White House full of angry rich old white men, she was considered one of the “boys.” Second, that like her name sake, it seemed like everybody from Captain Kirk to Kahn had the hots for her 80’s perm and gap toothed smile.
The most important thing about Condoleezza Rice is that she’s been the only person from the Bush cabinet to ever come close to breaking ranks on anything having to do with the Republican Party. Donald Rumsfeld’s stayed quiet; Dick Cheney has been openly critical of Obama and more talkative since 2008 than he was in 8 years as vice president; and Karl Rove has been towing the party line on FOX for years.
But Condi has tepidly admitted that the Bush Administration could’ve ‘done better ’ in Iraq, was openly tearful when Obama got elected andeven defended some of his Iraq policies.
So in some respects we should not have been surprised at her take on Herman Cain during a Wednesday morning interview on the CBS Early Show. Condi could’ve come to Herman Cain’s defense when she was asked about the recent sexual harassment allegations against him. Instead she basically said “we’ll see” and left Herman to dig himself out of his own hole.
As the most powerful African American woman in the Republican Party, Condi could’ve done the Black GOP frontrunner a solid by going through the party talking points and claiming the stories about him are a witch hunt or politically motivated. Instead she just blathered that neither side should play the race card and left it at that. I know you may not be endorsing him, but as a fellow Black Republican you couldn’t give the man a little lift on CBS? Where’s the love Condi?
This article originally appeared at Politic365.com.