Every four years, involving one party or the other, it seems that we get a batch of stories just like Republicans have succeeded in projecting an image that is not only at total variance with their record but in contradiction of their own platform,” then-Senator Robert Torricelli harrumphed – but Read More
If Lawrence Eagleburger, Madeleine Albright or Condoleezza Rice bought one of the newly converted condos at 220 West 93rd Street, those secretaries of state would probably spring for the building’s $135,000 “upgrade package” to get a brand-name fridge, subway tiles and granite countertops.
But stoic, sensible Colin Powell and his wife, Alma, are different. Read More
Soldier, the new bio of Colin Powell by Karen DeYoung of the Washington Post, includes some incisive comments about the neoconservatives’ concern for Israel’s interests. Per the LA Times review:
According to the author, the then-secretary went out of his way to identify the pro-war neoconservatives as affiliates of the Jewish Read More
The big news from the Clinton Global Initiative conference today was that Richard Branson, the eccentric founder of Virgin group, joined the billionaire philanthropist club with a pledge to donate $3 billion over the next 10 years to anti-global warming initiatives. The money accounts for all of the profits from his transportation and airline businesses, Read More
Republican governor Mike Huckabee of Arkansas says Hillary Clinton will be tough for Republicans to defeat in 2008. He says Hillary has “rock-star quality that she brings just by walking into a room and sucking the oxygen out of it.”
As does Newt Gingrich in an interview to air tonight on NY1: Read More
Right now, the first line of Condoleezza Rice’s resume is that as national security adviser, she drank the neocon Kool-Aid and spouted bad intelligence leading to the Iraq war. Interviewed by PBS’s Frontline for the on-line documentation of its “Dark Side” documentary, Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, Colin Powell’s former chief of staff, Read More
Maybe the question shouldn’t be why Rudy Giuliani should run for president, but why not?
RudyBlogger reacted to Jason Horowitz’s piece about the beginning of the end of the post-9/11 Giuliani bubble by comparing the former mayor to Douglas MacArthur and Colin Powell — national heroes who wound up sidelined Read More
Bloomberg News is reporting that Giuliani has declared that he will run as a Republican, not an Independent, if he runs for president in 2008.
Because he is pro-choice, pro-gun control, and pro-gay rights, some poll-watchers have speculated that he will never survive the GOP primary process. But the mayor said he Read More
At a speech at the Middle East Institute yesterday, Colin Powell’s former chief of staff Col. Larry Wilkerson described Dick Cheney as a dangerous “paranoid,” the most powerful vice president in history, a man whose world view was locked in place by 9/11, and the key tossed aside. Wilkerson is an admirable guy. Read More
In the morning, Eliot Spitzer speaks at the Women for Spitzer Breakfast at the Grand Hyatt.
Then, Al Sharpton’s annual National Action Network Convention kicks off at the Sheraton with a panel discussion, “Are Blacks Projected Fairly in the Media?”; and Colin Powell speaks to students at Harlem’s Thurgood Marshall Academy for Learning and Social Read More