Generally, I wouldn’t cross the street to hear what former National Security Advisor, Condoleeza Rice might have to say, but parts of George Stephanopoulos’ interview with her for “Nightline” are just too interesting to ignore.
According to Ms. Rice, she accompanied President George W. Bush, Colin Powell and Chief of Staff Andy Card to a conference in Shanghai, China, when Dick Cheney came on the line with a video message telling them that deadly botulinum toxin had been found in the White House, that there was no cure and that they were all potentially dead people. The sample had been sent to the Centers for Disease Control for analysis. George W. Bush, Powell, Rice and Card, went about their business as though nothing was wrong while they waited for the results to come in.
The imagination runs wild. It was just weeks after the attacks of 9-11. If the tests for botulinum had been positive rather than negative, the nation would have been left in the hands of Cheney, Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz. Presuming of course, Dick Cheney hadn’t come into contact with it as well. If that were the case, we would have been left with Speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert, as president.
There’s gotta be a screenplay in there, somewhere.