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Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4593)
Sun, 19th Oct '08 10:36 AM


The transcript isn't up yet, so please, somebody who just saw Colin Powell on Meet The Press:

Please tell me I misheard his very last sentence. Tom Brokaw had asked his final question about whether or not Colin Powell would serve in an Obama administration. Colin Powell said several times that he didn't seek to have a position nor did he want a position.

But his final sentence sounded like he said, "I don't look forward to ruling again."

Did he really use the word "ruling"?

If he didn't, please tell me what the actual word was.

Violetblue  (Level: 112.2 - Posts: 853)
Sun, 19th Oct '08 11:49 AM

Is this what you're looking for?

He denied he was keen on returning to government in an Obama administration to help repair his political reputation.
Powell said he would have to be ready to serve if asked, "but I am in no way anxious to rule it in."

Papermanbill  (Level: 41.3 - Posts: 1312)
Sun, 19th Oct '08 11:52 AM

The Bush Administration treated him like a fool. There is a word for it on the Southside of where I live.

Tsk9653  (Level: 113.2 - Posts: 1466)
Sun, 19th Oct '08 12:01 PM

It's true Bill, but Powell's decision to do Bush's bidding and deliver the outrageously distorted and untrue UN speech to gain support for the Iraq debacle is something for which he bears personal responsibilty. He elected to deliver the speech, instead of resigning.

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2853)
Sun, 19th Oct '08 2:07 PM

I did see one where Tim Russett's son appeared and he seems
so intelligent, likeable and articulate....just like his father

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4593)
Sun, 19th Oct '08 2:23 PM

Yes - whew! Thank you. And it's online now to verify.

MR. BROKAW: You're not ruling it out?

GEN. POWELL: I would sit and talk to any president who wishes to talk to me, but I'm not anxious to rule it in.

Rule it in, as opposed to ruling again.

I couldn't imagine he would have said what I thought I heard, and the CC was gone rapidly so I couldn't check it. (I always use CC on political talk, though often it is incorrect.)

Papermanbill  (Level: 41.3 - Posts: 1312)
Sun, 19th Oct '08 4:37 PM

I agree Tim. All Powell had to do in 2000 was throw his hat in the race and the White House was his. I think the reason Powell agreed to help "W" out was his loyalty to the old man. Do you realize how many guys fell on their swords for that fool. Politics is a strange lifestyle.

Alvandy  (Level: 242.0 - Posts: 7720)
Sun, 19th Oct '08 9:51 PM

Colin Powell has endorsed Senator Obama.
Quite a blow to the McCain campaign.

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4593)
Mon, 20th Oct '08 6:26 AM

It's a blow, but it's been a hinted blow for 2 months. The dreaded, hated Fox News reported back in August that sources said he was going to endorse Obama.

Even Colin's been known to tell a whopper here and there. Most libs call him a liar about his speech to the UN re Iraq war. Yet now.......

Alvandy  (Level: 242.0 - Posts: 7720)
Mon, 20th Oct '08 11:33 AM

Colin Powell waited until a critical time in the campaign to actually make his endorsement announcement.
This will help allay the concerns of some that Obama is too inexperienced to be commander-in-chief.
Based on his selection of Joe Biden for Veep, I 'm sure he will select very qualified foreign policy advisers and Cabinet members. That is something that G.W. Bush failed to do.
We don't need another president who is "disconnected" from the real problems facing our country.

Colin Powell would make a great Secretary of State or top adviser to Obama's administration. He'll tell less whoppers than Dick Cheney did.

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4593)
Mon, 20th Oct '08 7:32 PM

Ok Al - who has shot more people? Powell or Cheney?

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