Sunday, October 23, 2005

Most importantly, the Tide won the toss

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, in Tuscaloosa on Saturday for the opening coin toss of the Alabama-Tennessee football game, on the prospect of running for governor of Alabama one day: "Now there's a novel idea."

Also, Rice said claims that President Bush doesn't care about blacks are "outrageous" -- she grew up in Birmingham, she says, so she could tell if he didn't -- and said there is no "stronger defender of civil rights" than Bush. She didn't mention civil liberties, but that was probably just an inadvertent omission.

Fun fact: Rice's ovation at Bryant-Denny Stadium, while loud, was quieter than that for former Crimson Tide All-America linebacker Cornelius Bennett, who delivered the game ball. After all, diplomacy is great, but how many quarterbacks has it sacked?


Blogger Nico said...

Cornelius Bennett is the man. His linebacker skills are bipartisan.

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