There were quite a few gems to come out of former Secretary of State Colin Powell's email leak on Tuesday. From calling Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump a "national disgrace" and an "international pariah" to saying of his Democratic counterpart, “Everything HRC touches she kind of screws up with hubris,” Powell had some memorable choice words in those emails. However, the most relatable comment came from Powell's successor, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
In an exchange about Benghazi, where both former secretaries of state agreed that the lion's share of blame for the attack did not lay with Hillary Clinton, Rice ended the conversation by telling Powell, “Let me know when you’re in town and we’ll have that glass of wine (or two).” Oh, to be a fly on the wall as the two statesmen open a bottle of Sancerre or Labrusco.
It's fun for us mere mortals when the curtain gets pulled back and we get a glimpse of the real person behind the stately public figure. Apparently, secretaries of state like getting together with their co-workers over a few glasses of wine and dishing on office gossip as much as the rest of us do, too. Certainly, any person who had to deal with a boss who said things like, "You know, one of the hardest parts of my job is to connect Iraq to the war on terror" is going to need a glass of wine at the end of the day to unwind.
I plan to spend the rest of the night trying to tally the amount of wine bottles Rice must've gone through in her four years under President George W. Bush.
Condi, you've more than earned your glass of wine — or two. Here's a toast to a future where the toughest question is simply, red or white?