Our Bush Thankathon would not be complete without a tribute to our Secretary of State!
After Laura Bush, there has been one other person seen most often at President Bush's side. His faithful friend, the former National Security Advisor and Secretary of State, Dr. Condoleezza Rice. Affectionately called "Condi" by President Bush, he was often overheard saying "get me Condi" when some problem or other cropped up around the world.
Since the early days of President Bush's 2000 campaign for president Dr. Rice has been there on an almost daily basis. She has become part of the Bush family and stayed with them at the ranch and Camp David on numerous occasions.
She has been at the heart of every decision on national security and foreign policy during the last eight years and has represented our nation overseas with style and dignity.
With all the hoopla over the inauguration of the nation's first black president, let's not forget that trail blazers like the first black female Secretary of State led the way.
Condi is one heck of a class act!