Posts tagged "condoleezza rice"

In Honor Of Leslie Knope’s Last Hurrah, These Are Our Galentines

Tuesday night's series finale of "Parks and Recreation" was the perfect swan song to a wonderful show that always delighted in the simple joys of life, instead of sneering at the world from a perch on high. But the best part of the show was its unabashed commitment to celebrating strong women. Amy Poehler's Leslie…
By: Beejoli Shah / February 26, 2015

Condi Rice Invited To Join All-Male Augusta National Golf Club

Breaking news! The He-Man Woman Hater's Club has finally realized girls do not have cooties. Okay, I am being glib. But it's friggin' 2012, Augusta National Golf Club — it took you long enough to admit your first-ever female members, i.e. stop discriminating against over 50 perent of the population. Women have always been allowed to…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 20, 2012

Condoleezza Rice Tells Dick Cheney To STFU About Crying

"It certainly doesn't sound like me, now, does it? I would never — I don't remember coming to the vice president tearfully about anything in the entire eight years that I knew him." — Ex-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice politely suggested that ex-VP Dick Cheney STFU after writing in his memoir that she once "tearfully"…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 1, 2011

Condoleezza Rice Shares Stories Of Her Childhood In The Segregated South In New Memoir

As a little girl, Condoleezza Rice posed in a sundress in front of the White House. Decades later, Rice worked in the White House as the second woman, and the first African-American woman, in history to be Secretary of State and the first woman to serve as national security advisor. In her new…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 13, 2010

Aretha Franklin Duets With Condoleezza Rice On “I Say A Little Prayer”

In one of their weirdest pairings ever, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Aretha Franklin teamed up for a duet on "I Say A Little Prayer" at a Philly benefit concert for inner-city youth. Unfortunately, the AP didn't clip the whole song, but I'd like to think Condi whipped out the jazz hand…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 28, 2010

Condoleezza Wanted To Play In The WNBA

Condoleezza Rice wrote a really sweet essay about how she wishes she'd had a chance to play in the WNBA instead of being turned into a "mediocre" figure skater against her will. As a lanky kid, the former secretary of state (and current Stanford professor) said she envied the athletes for "playing a sport…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 17, 2010

Lavish Gifts Of Jewelry For Condoleezza Rice And Others

Condoleezza Rice really isn't someone we envy. I mean, she has to work with one of the most annoying men in the country. But we'd be willing to put up with a lot if it meant receiving lavish gifts from foreign heads of state and government and their aides. The kings of Jordan and Saudi…
By: Annika Harris / December 24, 2008