In 2005 after opening remarks at a stop in Kazakhstan, the ex-Soviet dictator Nursultan Nazarbayev walked away from his podium. That is when Condi chased him down and brought him back to the podium to answer questions from reporters.
Nazarbayev was not familiar with this practice.
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice stops the Kazakh leader in his tracks and gestures to reporters during their press conference in Astana, October 13, 2005. Condoleezza chased down Nazarbayev after their opening remarks. She stopped him in his tracks and brought him back to the stage to answer questions!… Not exactly the sort of thing Nazarbayev is used to,… on many fronts! Rice visited Kazakhstan on Thursday as part of her regional tour. (Reuters)
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On Saturday, black female conservative Condoleeza Rice withdrew from speaking at Rutgers University’s commencement after protests from irate liberals.
The Daily Caller reported:
Former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice abruptly withdrew Saturday from speaking at Rutgers University’s commencement address amid protests at her selection from faculty and students and denouncements of her as a “war criminal.”
“Commencement should be a time of joyous celebration for the graduates and their families,” Rice said in a statement. “Rutgers’ invitation to me to speak has become a distraction for the university community at this very special time.”
The Associated Press reports that she was set to earn $35,000 for her speech on May 18 and was unanimously approved by Rutgers board of governors to be this year’s speaker.
The announcement of her selection prompted immediate negative reaction from Rutgers faculty and some students. The faculty council voted affirmatively to denounce her selection and urged the school to rescind its invitation.
They cited her role in the Iraq War for their opposition and believe it, according to their statement, “led to the second Iraq war, which caused the death of over 100,000 men, women and children, and the displacement of millions of others.”
Rice said in her Saturday statement that her record showed that she had “defended America’s belief in free speech and the exchange of ideas.”
These same liberal give Barack Obama a complete pass for continuing and expanding the military policies of the Bush administration.