Big Story opened tonight with a Fox News Alert heralding a statement from Condoleeza Rice who returned to DC today after a shopping trip to NYC. Rice appeared shaken and nobody would have guessed that she had been indulging herself in New York instead of responding to International offers of support. 9/2/05
After Rice finished her business as usual non-statement, she paused and said "On a personal note.." and then went on to share that her family came from Alabama and Mississippi. She appeared emotionally affected for almost a split second while expressing her sorrow.
When those tough questions started coming, it was steel toed Condi who answered. Asked why Russia's offer had been turned down, she curtly replied that it was untrue making up some lame excuse. Then she was asked if FEMA was correct saying that 60 Countries had offered aid and none had been accepted. Rice looked visibly shaken while she was forced to spin an answer while standing there. Of course, she was probably standing in her new Ferragamo shoes and that made all the difference.Reported by deborah at September 2, 2005 08:34 PM