Rice appeared before the Senate in defense of President Bush’s tactical change in Iraq, and quickly encountered Boxer.
“Who pays the price? I’m not going to pay a personal price,” Boxer said. “My kids are too old, and my grandchild is too young.”
Then, to Rice: “You’re not going to pay a particular price, as I understand it, with an immediate family.”
We scarcely know where to begin.
The junior senator from California apparently believes that an accomplished, seasoned diplomat, a renowned scholar and an adviser to two presidents like Condoleezza Rice is not fully qualified to make policy at the highest levels of the American government because she is a single, childless woman.
In other words, Miss Rice can have no opinion and she cannot respond. The typical liberal ploy to discredit someone with whom a liberal cannot debate – tell them their opinion doesn’t count and therefore, “shut up.”
Again, who is electing these people?
Update: I must admit, I enjoyed Rush’s turn of phrase: “. . . below the ovaries.”