Colin Powell’s endorsement of Barack Obama made me think of two things.
1. The worst thing that could happen to the Bush Administration — and it did — is if his Secretary of State became captive to the State Department. (In fact, it happened twice.)
2. Possibly the best thing that might happen to an Obama Administration is if his Secretary of State becomes captive to the State Department.
I’ll leave the difference as a matter for the reader to figure out.