Monday, October 17, 2005

Condi for Prez? "NO!"

Amusing exchange between Tim Russert and Condoleeza Rice.

"I'm not somebody who wants to run for office. I haven't ever run for anything," Rice told NBC. "I think I'm doing what I need to do, which is to try and promote American foreign policy, American interests, the president's democracy agenda at an extraordinary time."

Pressed by host Tim Russert, Rice said, "I don't know how may ways to say no."

"So," asked Russert, "no ...?"

A few seconds of silence followed. "Tim," Rice said, "I don't know how many ways to tell people that I have no interest in being a candidate for anything. ... No."

(HT: Xavier at RBA)

Perhaps Dr. Rice could have used this handy chart: How to Say "No" in 520 Languages.