This explains soooooo much…
Remember George Bush telling Brit Hume that he gets his advice from people like Condi:
I glance at the headlines just to kind of a flavor for what’s moving. I rarely read the stories, and get briefed by people who are probably read the news themselves. But like Condoleezza, in her case, the national security adviser is getting her news directly from the participants on the world stage.
Eric Alterman points out that, well, maybe that’s not such a good idea:
We note The American Historical Review on Stanford University Assistant Professor of Political Science, Condoleezza Rice, The Soviet Union and the Czechoslovak Army, 1948-1983, in December, 1985. Rice â€œfrequently does not sift facts from propaganda and valid information from disinformation or misinformation.â€ In addition, she â€œpasses judgments and expresses opinions without adequate knowledge of the factsâ€ and her â€œwriting abounds with meaningless phrases.â€ (p. 1236)
I guess this would be a classic case of the “expresses opinions without adequate knowledge” leading the dumb.