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Sunday, June 26, 2005

Condi/Hillary Battles Moves to Front Stage!

Knight-Ridder stories the wonderfully-anticipated Condi-Hillary battle in 2008.

The story is fairly level in content, lacking much it here.

This is wonderful news with many pundits and lots of writers already reaching the point of annointing the two women as battling for the 1st-ever woman president title!



Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Go Condi Go!

While things are a bit quiet here in Condiland.....she is off making waves...nice positive waves around the world.

Check her latest work at Gateway Pundit!

She gets around and if you notice in the pic of Condi and Annan in the above story, she even makes the SG look half way acceptable....

She continues to amaze me!



Sunday, June 19, 2005

Condi in Strong Stand on Gaza Pullout

Condi Rice spoke out today in Jerusalem on the pullout of Isrealis from Gaza. "The United States cannot make the disengagement work, only the Israelis and Palestinians can make the disengagement work," she said.

She also said the two sides seemed of a mind to accomplish the process, "Israel and the Palestinian Authority share a commitment to ensure that disengagement happens smoothly without violence," she said.

How outstanding to see Condoleeza Rice telling it like it is on the Gaza pullout, and making it quite clear that the USA expects the two sides to accomplish the feat without some form of mediation, other than her visits with those involved. Formal mediation in the past has not worked.



Saturday, June 18, 2005

She is Working the Difficult Areas!

Condi Rice has waded in, hip boot depth, to the Isreal withdrawl plan for Gaza.....

The Fox News story is fair....and readable!

I hope this is something the MSM here covers.....but have little actual expectation of same happening!

This woman is magic, and the next two years shall prove said and same!

Go Condi.....straight to the Presidency!

Duke of DeLand


Thursday, June 16, 2005

OK, If we are serious we begin HERE!

The Marvelous Dr. Condi Rice has a background to shake the grates of most corporate folk in the USA, as well as the opponents who fear her more than anyone else in the GOP for 2008!

From the government web site on is her description:

Biography of Dr. Condoleezza Rice, National Security Advisor
Dr. Condoleezza Rice became the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, commonly referred to as the National Security Advisor, on January 22, 2001.
In June 1999, she completed a six year tenure as Stanford University 's Provost, during which she was the institution's chief budget and academic officer. As Provost she was responsible for a $1.5 billion annual budget and the academic program involving 1,400 faculty members and 14,000 students.
As professor of political science, Dr. Rice has been on the Stanford faculty since 1981 and has won two of the highest teaching honors -- the 1984 Walter J. Gores Award for Excellence in Teaching and the 1993 School of Humanities and Sciences Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching.
At Stanford, she has been a member of the Center for International Security and Arms Control, a Senior Fellow of the Institute for International Studies, and a Fellow (by courtesy) of the Hoover Institution. Her books include Germany Unified and Europe Transformed (1995) with Philip Zelikow, The Gorbachev Era (1986) with Alexander Dallin, and Uncertain Allegiance: The Soviet Union and the Czechoslovak Army (1984). She also has written numerous articles on Soviet and East European foreign and defense policy, and has addressed audiences in settings ranging from the U.S. Ambassador's Residence in Moscow to the Commonwealth Club to the 1992 and 2000 Republican National Conventions.
From 1989 through March 1991, the period of German reunification and the final days of the Soviet Union, she served in the Bush Administration as Director, and then Senior Director, of Soviet and East European Affairs in the National Security Council, and a Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. In 1986, while an international affairs fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations, she served as Special Assistant to the Director of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In 1997, she served on the Federal Advisory Committee on Gender -- Integrated Training in the Military.
She was a member of the boards of directors for the Chevron Corporation, the Charles Schwab Corporation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the University of Notre Dame, the International Advisory Council of J.P. Morgan and the San Francisco Symphony Board of Governors. She was a Founding Board member of the Center for a New Generation, an educational support fund for schools in East Palo Alto and East Menlo Park, California and was Vice President of the Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula . In addition, her past board service has encompassed such organizations as Transamerica Corporation, Hewlett Packard, the Carnegie Corporation, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, The Rand Corporation, the National Council for Soviet and East European Studies, the Mid-Peninsula Urban Coalition and KQED, public broadcasting for San Francisco.
Born November 14, 1954 in Birmingham, Alabama, she earned her bachelor's degree in political science, cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Denver in 1974; her master's from the University of Notre Dame in 1975; and her Ph.D. from the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver in 1981. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has been awarded honorary doctorates from Morehouse College in 1991, the University of Alabama in 1994, the University of Notre Dame in 1995, the National Defense University in 2002, the Mississippi College School of Law in 2003, the University of Louisville and Michigan State University in 2004. She resides in Washington, D.C.

OK! Let us god, I know lots of really successful folk! If I combined all of them into a single individual, they would simply PALE beside the good doctor's accomplishments!

You will hear more!



Our exposure was positive!

We have gained readers from the exposure on ABC News-Online!

We, (son-of-Duke) and I are going to be much more active in this blog.....we had, frankly, felt that late 2005 or early 2006 was the time for this to be active....

OBVIOUSLY, we were wrong.....many people care NOW!

& Thus we shall treat the site with special care, and pursue our dream of Condi as the standard-bearer for 2008!

Here's hoping!

Duke & son-of-Duke


Wednesday, June 15, 2005

ABC Interview now available....

A 20 minute interview by ABCNews,com of yours truly, is up today here.

I love the story, but to see a 20 minute, in-depth interview reduced to one lone comment....and that not even among the best I felt I a bit disappointing.

Well, at least more on Condi's strengths and the possible future....



Saturday, June 11, 2005

"The Unflappable Condi Rice"

From 2003 comes a description for Condi Rice that pegs just why we "Dukes" find her attractive as a Presidential candidate in 2008......

Check it out:

The story is going to grow as this lady is making Giant waves in Europe and across the globe as THE representative of the USA whom other countries find impressive!

Go Condi 2008!

Duke & Lil Duke


Friday, June 10, 2005

ABC News (Online) Interviews...

Received an email while on vacation from Rose Palazzolo, apparently a producer for ABC News online (

Wanted to do an interview re: why we had a blog for Condi to be President.

She called yesterday (Thur) to do the interview. We covered the gamut of items from why did we start the blog to why Condi would make a good candidate to her strengths.

Of course the tone seemed more one of trying to drive to at the Hillary vs Condi situation.

I'll be interested in what actually comes of this online....if anything.

The story is supposedly to appear from today thru Sunday sometime.

I'll report back when (if) it does.