Do As I Say, Not As I Do
What I love about Condi Rice is that she sticks to a deal. Some people, like Colin Powell, Karl Rove or Donnie "Buster" Rumsfeld, might ditch a floundering administration in search of dignity or integrity, but Condi is the most loyal supporting actress since Eva Braun. Condi's a Russia expert, so she knows that the country, and especially Putin, are pathologically afraid of being marginalized (just as Bush is pathologically afraid of admitting a mistake). So, she makes a public address to say:
"Russia's invasion of Georgia has achieved -- and will achieve -- no strategic objective," Rice said. "Russia's leaders will not accomplish their primary war aim of removing Georgia's government. And our strategic goal now is to make it clear to Russia's leaders that their choices are putting Russia on a one-way path to self-imposed isolation and international irrelevance."
The best part is her apparent inability to remember the Bush Doctrine (Sarah Palin knows how she feels) or to refuse to allow The Bear the same violent, xenophobic powers W claimed for himself. To be fair, though, Putin hasn't overseen nearly as many failed companies.