When Bush was elected Pres, the first name bandied about was Colin Powell. Pretty much everybody on both sides saw him as a good choice for anything.
So, now, some 2 months later, I find one news story. One. now, I read wire services from MSNBC, CNN, ABC and CBS daily, in addition to reading the news and catching it on TV. I’ve seen this one story on Powell’s verbal missteps that could have had international implications. These missteps did not occur in a casual ‘on the way to an airplane’ basis, but during recorded testimony before Congress.
As Secretary of State, the person will often be in the position of testifying in front of Congress, giving news releases, talking with the press, both domestic and foreign.
I never knew that Ms.Albright relied on notes. Sounds like a good plan to me, since there’s so much one needs to be able to keep track of (like if we recognize a country or not). Now, I’m sure that in Powell’s previous positions, there were times that he needed to be very cautious about what he said and how he said it. I would think that’s more true now than ever.
What say ye?