posted on January 11, 2008 06:30
Clinton-era Secretary of State Madeline Albright—you know, the lady who found North Korean psycho-in-chief Kim Jong Il to be "very much on top of his brief"—has favored us with another zinger.
Albright addressed an adoring crowd on 9 Jan at a Georgetown Barnes & Noble, where she was pushing her latest book. The title? Memo to the President Elect: How We Can Restore America's Reputation and Leadership.
Here's the money quote:
This is a purely practical point here, and I think there’s a lot of work to be done. And I think the judgment is that this is one of the worst presidencies we’ve had and people will wonder what it is that the role of the vice president is.
Um. Thanks, Mad.
In a 2003 Time Magazine interview, Albright offered this nugget: "[f]rankly, if there was a President Gore, we wouldn't be in this particular mess. But we are, and we cannot fail. I very much hope there will be a U.N. resolution that makes clear the U.S. has military command but that would set up a U.N. high representative to coordinate the political and humanitarian things the U.N. does very well."
Ah, yes. I can't decide which idea I find more fatuous: that a Secretary of State charged with looking after American interests in the international arena should cede those interests to the U.N... or that she actually believes the United Nations to be competent at something.
I know, I know... if you're still reading, then I'm preaching to the choir. If you're a Georgetown liberal, then you love Maddie and think I'm just so mean. Well, maybe I am... but I'm also telling the truth.
And the truth about Madeline Albright is that she's an incompetent moron.