Bill Safire pulls one of his best stunts in ages — slyly getting off-the-record-remarks on the record, without breaking any promises.
Also, he demonstrates there clearly is a serious policy rift between Condi Rice and Colin Powell.
But you knew that already.
This site believes Powell would be the perfect king for a mythical land where all is well and peaceful. The people could admire his sagacity and strength from afar, and there would be no messy international problems to soil his reputation. His background and bearing would bring peoples of all colors and creeds together in harmony.
Condi Rice is the kick-ass, take-charge charmer you want running the show in the sometimes brutal world we actually inhabit.