So the world wondered after reported what it benevolently called a "poignant faux pas" committed by Rice at a recent D. And though nobody thinks Bush and Rice are "actually an item," we were nevertheless reminded that the unmarried Condi Whether this happened exactly as reported has since been questioned in a second leak—and in fact it seems that while Rice said the first thing, she didn't go on to say, "As I was telling President Bush." But as we see, whenever politicians make (or are suspected of making) Freudian slips, the media get very wound up.
But how should we construe the meaning of such unintentional locutions in the political classes?
Mr Rumsfeld was fired in 2006 as Iraq descended into civil war and Guantanamo Bay became a byword for abuse of power.
Now Secretary of State, Miss Rice, assisted by Mr Rumsfeld's replacement Robert Gates, fought and won a bureaucratic battle for President Bush's ear and the direction of US foreign policy that gradually marginalised the influence of hawks like Mr Cheney.
In this day and age, politicians seem to have a free reign to cheat on their partners, and for some weird reason, their partners seem to stay with them and support them.
Well, not some weird reason – they’re staying because they have no other choice.
That policy faced challenges as Hamas captured a popular majority in Palestinian elections, and influential countries including Saudi Arabia and Egypt maintained authoritarian systems with U. While in the position, she chaired the Millennium Challenge Corporation's board of directors.
They were floating around during Bush’s term in office, and although nothing was ever confirmed or leaked, there were a lot of political ‘sources’ that hinted towards it. The floodgates opened for the then national security adviser in February 2004, as the Bush administration was wrestling with growing instability in Iraq and the legal status of detainees at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.A new biography of Vice President Dick Cheney, called Angler after his Secret Service codename, recounts how he and Mr Rumsfeld conspired to delay the military tribunals which the president had ordered to be set up to try the terrorist suspects.Her name, Condoleezza, derives from the music-related term con dolcezza, which in Italian means, "with sweetness".Rice has roots in the American South going back to the pre-Civil War era, and some of her ancestors worked as sharecroppers for a time after emancipation.Miss Rice tried repeatedly to organise a meeting with the most senior figures in the government to discuss the tribunals, but Mr Rumsfeld twice refused to attend, sending his deputy Paul Wolfowitz instead.