Madeleine Albright who was Secretary of State from January 23, 1997 – January 20, 2001 under Bill Clinton was in a verbal altercation with a group of pro-Serbian activists at a book signing in Prague. And of course, they had their camera rolling and it made the news and YouTube:
Condi Rice who was SoS from January 26, 2005 – January 20, 2009 under George W. Bush was on Fox News about the Benghazi attack. She told Greta Van Susteren that “The Accountability Review Board… will indeed take a look at whether or not the preparations were adequate, given what was known about the intelligence picture. I myself have received reports from Accountability Review Boards.” And folks turned off their teevee.
Colin Powell who was SecState from January 20, 2001 – January 26, 2005 under George W. Bush endorsed President Obama for the second term made a smaller splash than his 2008 endorsement. But Mr. Sununu (of the Air Sununu fame) suggested that endorsed President O because both men are African American, and the endorsement became bigger news. But … but Mr. Sununu and Mr. Romney are both … does that mean …. ? Mr. Sununu went soft and all and said in statement from the campaign that — “Colin Powell is a friend, and I respect the endorsement decision he made, and I do not doubt that it was based on anything but his support of the President’s policies.” I don’t think these guy are getting together for Thanksgiving this year.
- Lawrence Wilkerson, Former Colin Powell Aide, Blasts Sununu, GOP As ‘Full Of Racists’ (democraticunderground.com)
- Top Romney aide Sununu suggests Powell endorsed Obama because he’s black (washingtonpost.com)
- Sununu cites race as factor for Powell’s Obama endorsement (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com)