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.