Mark my words

Crystal ballEverything’s fine today, that is our illusion.”

This is a prophecy dated January 25, 2007.

Because the Scooter Libby trial is escalating and because Dick Cheney’s involvement in the Plame CIA outing scandal is becoming so obvious, I foresee him leaving office soon due to “health issues”.
Condi Rice will become Veep and perhaps she will even secure a position as a running mate for whomever the GOP selects as a presidential candidate in the 2008 elections.
Just think about it, a cat fight between Hillary and Condi.

I am going to leave the rest of this column open for future updates and the inevitable :
”I told you so.”

Source : Off the cuff

NB Posez le curseur sur les mots soulignés noirs pour afficher les traductions et/ou les explications.

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10 commentaires pour Mark my words

  1. Condi Rice will become Veep

    Comtesse, vous me faites grand peur. N’est-elle pas un peu trop attachée au grand Duc Georges W pour mener les affaires du royaume à bon escient ? Dites-moi qu’il n’y a pas, derrière ce voeu, si tant est qu’il en est un, une solidarité toute féminine ? Rassurez-moi rapidement, Comtesse.

    Pierre R. Chantelois
    Montréal (Québec)

  2. Cowboy dit :

    Je ne voudrais pas m’imiscer dans un débat américano-américain mais je crois pouvoir dire -connaissant Comtesse- qu’elle n’exprimait pas un voeu. Simplement une vision, une prémonition consécutive sans doute à l’absorption de quelque alcool fort. Maintenant, l’hypothèse n’est pas totalement fumeuse, non ?
    Au cas où elle ne préciserait pas sa position dans les meilleurs délais, j’attirerai personnellement son attention sur votre question. Je rappelle au passage qu’elle n’est pas censée comprendre le français même si sa compréhension de l’écrit me laisse bien souvent admiratif.
    PS ceci dit, j’attends le 29 pour lire votre prochaine chronique 🙂
    Cordialement.

  3. Comtesse dit :

    You misunderstood me. I am NOT a feminist, I am a humanist.
    Rice’s ‘close’ position to King George is moot because he has always put his « yes men » (or in this case « women ») in high positions of power. Perhaps Condi is too close but she is however in a perfect position to be placed as veep.
    The fact that she is a woman is the very reason why the republicans may see her as an asset due the fact that Hillary (who is a woman, in case no one has noticed) is now officially running for President and with so much interest and popularity in Barrack Obama (who would make a good running mate as veep for Hillary, should she get the Democratic nomination) and he has an African American background as well.
    She (Rice) succeeded Colin Powell (was given the position by Bush) after his resignation.

    Rice is the first African American woman, the second African American (after Powell) and second woman (after Madeleine Albright) and the First Republican woman to serve as Secretary of State.

    The Republicans know that after the Katrina mess they have lost the Black vote, and the war has lost them a great deal of the female « soccer mom » votes. The placement of not only a woman but a black woman would (in their dysfunctional minds)  no doubt level the playing field.

    Rice currently has the highest public approval and favorability ratings of any current administration official (of course the bar is not set that high.)
    I think it must be fairly obvious to an educated world that there is no method to Dubya’s madness so why would the scenario presented in my post be construed as feminine solidarity ?

    I would love to see a major change in the Good Old Boys* club that is politics but giving this woman who has lied through her great gapped teeth such a position scares the hell out of me, but that does not mean that it cannot happen.
    Perhaps I should have made it clear that I foresee this as another Bush FUBAR** scenario.

    Comtesse

    * Good Old Boys club : the Republican Party (NDLR)
    ** FUBAR : Fucked Up Beyond All Repair (NDLR)

  4. You misunderstood me. I am NOT a feminist, I am a humanist.

    __________

    Dear Comtesse. Thank you for reply. I will read you comment under a new point of view. As you wrote – Perhaps Condi is too close but she is however in a perfect position to be placed as veep.

    I would like too to see that major change in the Good Old Boys… is it only a wish or it will be a day the new reality in America ?

    You and me won’t stop, i think, to dream… and dream… and dream… till …

    Have a nice week, dear Comtesse.

    Pierre R. Chantelois
    Montréal (Québec)

  5. Sorry Comtesse. Please read : I will read “your“ comment …

    Pierre R. Chantelois
    Montréal (Québec)

  6. My dear Comtesse,
    Mon cher Cowboy,

    Please apologize again.

    A short comment to congratulate you : you are in La sélection du Monde.fr

    As Condi, you are now a vip… 🙂

    Pierre R. Chantelois
    Montréal (Québec)

  7. Comtesse dit :

    Merci
    j’espère que la tête de cowboys ne devient pas trop grand pour son chapeau.
    🙂

    Comtesse

  8. Cowboy dit :

    As far as I know (or can figure it out), « La sélection du Monde » is just a kind of spinning wheel that grabs the blogs at random and displays them for a couple of days. Talent is not a criterion. Should that be the case, this blog would be on the top list every other day -ie every time MY columns come online. 🙂 🙂 🙂

  9. kind of spinning wheel

    Please let me tell you something important : I am persuaded that this choice exceeds chance. Quality and interest have a lot to do here.

    Pierre R. Chantelois
    Montréal (Québec)

  10. Cowboy dit :

    Oh ben chic alors 🙂 Voilà une bonne nouvelle à déguster avec mon p’tit noir (il est 7h). Je vais donc redoubler d’efforts. Bonne journée.

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