Dubbed "Kinda-Lies-a-Lot" by the Jersey Girls, Ms. Rice comes across as almost clueless about the terrorist threat. "Whatever her job title, Rice seemed uninterested in actually advising the president," Mr. Shenon writes. "Instead, she wanted to be his closest confidante — specifically on foreign policy — and to simply translate his words into action."
Some of you might get apoplectic at Rice's abandonment of her job. I was too, at first. But before you get too mad, focus on this: she has to translate Bush's words into coherent strategy.
These include such words as "I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully", "Families is where our nation finds hope, where our wings take dream", and "Put food on your family".
So really, don't hate Ms. Rice for not doing the job she should have; pity her for taking on the job that she did.