No Means No (or Condi And The Male Elite)

Condi – aka Dr. Rice – really meant it when she said she didn’t want to be Mitt Romney’s VP.

There is no way I would do this,” she told CBS News. Despite this, the press kept floating her as a top choice for Romney, reportedly because Romney’s aides kept “leaking” her name to the press.

She still said no.

Is it just me, or is Romney’s staff flailing and inept?

In Poland, when journalists asked Romney questions after his visit to Warsaw’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Romney’s Press Secretary told the reporters to “Kiss my ass,” and to “shove it.”

How’s that for international relations?

When the Presidential wannabe went to England for the Olympics, Team Romney pissed off the British the entire time – including conservative Prime Minister, David Cameron. 

What a clod.

You can’t blame Mitt for wanting Condi – or for his people to want him to want her. For all the obvious racial and gender issues. Which is so conniving and cynical and gross. Which, I will speculate, is why she said no.

Yet, she has given speeches for him, at private fundraisers, that apparently roused the audience to wild applause.

Condi has many fans foreign and domestic. Former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi kept a photo album of her pictures. An entire photo album. Just her.

“I support my darling black African woman,” Gaddafi told al-Jazeera television in 2007, according to The Guardian. “I admire and am very proud of the way she leans back and gives orders to the Arab leaders…Leezza, Leezza, Leezza. I love her very much. I admire her and I’m proud of her because she’s a black woman of African origin.” (Huffington Post)

But, Condoleezza Rice will not allow herself to be the trophy wife of Gaddafi, say, any more than she will allow herself to be the symbol of Romney’s tolerance of minorities and women.

Yes, she has been wooed. But will not be had.

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