Teary Condi Celebrates Obama


Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice took to the t.v. yesterday to celebrate Barack Obama‘s electoral victory.

Promising a smooth transition on behalf of the State Department, an emotional Rice went on to say she’s “exceptionally proud” of Obama’s place as our nation’s first black President.

One of the great things about representing this country is that it continues to surprise. It continues to renew itself. It continues to beat all odds and expectations.

As an African-American, I’m especially proud, because this is a country that’s been through a long journey, in terms of overcoming wounds… That work is not done, but yesterday was obviously an extraordinary step forward.

This election must be exceptionally astounding for Condi, who grew up in then-segregated Birmingham, Alabama.

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4 Comments

  • JJ

    I think that Dr. Rice goes with the money and that she is willing to play the race card if she thinks it will benefit her. My belief is that she voted for McCain.

  • CitizenGeek

    Nah, I don’t doubt for a second that Condi, who grew up when segregation was the norm, could possibly have voted for anyone other than Obama.

  • Roy Pyatt

    If only should had used her power for good.

  • Smartypants

    While I disagree with Rice on virtually all of her policies, this was a gracious and heartfelt statement. Whatever you might think of Dr. Rice and General Powell, the fact that we are moving from a Republican administration that had two African-America Secretaries of State to an administration headed by a Democratic president who is African-American is truly remarkable. Rice is right that we are moving (stumbling?) toward a more perfect union.

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