Condi Rice Mocked Cashier On Minimum Wage, Was "Flattered" to Have a Quarter Bounced Off Her Ass

This post, written by Melissa McEwan, originally appeared on Shakesville

In other books about various administration miscreants that I won't be buying news, there are some nifty little tidbits in Washington Post correspondent Glenn Kessler's new bio, The Confidante: Condoleezza Rice and the Creation of the Bush Legacy.

I quite enjoyed the anecdote about Condi shopping for jewelry (you know how she loves to shop, especially during hurricanes!) and admonishing the sales clerk, "You are behind the counter because you have to work for minimum wage. I'm on this side asking to see the good jewelry because I make considerably more," and the one about her being "flattered and proud" that a male colleague literally bounced a quarter off her ass, but I'm most partial to this one:
And while Bush sometimes introduces her as "the most powerful woman in the history of the world," he also considers her "like my sister." Thus, at a briefing, he skipped over the gory details of the rape and torture committed by Saddam Hussein's sons, explaining: "I didn't want to say [those things] in front of Condi."

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