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pben makes this great point:
From the (60 Minutes) interview of Woodward:
“When Powell would be asked to go on television talk shows, the White House would tell him no,” Woodward tells Wallace. “And Powell would say, privately to his deputy Richard Armitage, ‘I’m in the refrigerator. â€” I’m in the ice box. â€” They’ve got me put away and they’ll pull me out like a carton of milk when they need me, and then put me back.'”
Woodward says it is the hidden political hand in the White House, and communications operations.
“Often they called on Powell to carry the message, but sometimes into the refrigerator he went,” Woodward says.
Kinda puts Powell right where Mr. Tallyman said he was, doesn’t it?
“You got the privilege of living in the house, if you served the master exactly the way the master intended to have you serve him. Colin Powell’s committed to come into the house of the master. When Colin Powell dares to suggest something other than what the master wants to hear, he will be turned back out to pasture.”