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  •  don't forget Condoleezza Rice (4.00)
    whose academic expertise, during her Cold War apprenticeship, centered on regional and ethnic tensions within the former Soviet Union. That's the subject Rice spent a year researching as a fellow at the Council of Foreign Relations in the mid-1980s.

    Rice's knowledge, and her mercenary conservative credentials, were later applied to 'gaming' these conflicts on behalf of oil companies after the break-up of the Soviet Union. Hence her seat on the Chevron board.

    Since I always seem to forget which oil company Rice represented, I wrote the following as a mnemonic. It may be sung to the tune of 'The Battle Hymn of the Republic' (it's a work in progress, so feel free to substitute your own last line and chorus):

    There's a tanker in the ocean named the Condoleezza Rice,
    It's a legacy of days when she gave Chevron good advice,
    She sold her soul for oil, now we all must pay the price,
    In truth, she's just a pawn...

    "And I hope you'll understand if any of us come before a court and we can't remember Abramoff, you'll tend to believe us." - Senator Lindsey Graham.

    by QuickSilver on Thu Jan 26, 2006 at 08:43:53 AM PST

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