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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Former Bush Official On Book Tour

In less than a week, two of the George Bush administration's former cabinet members make the news.

We told you about former Vice President Dick Cheney earlier this week.

On Friday former National Security Advisor and Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice spoke at the National Press Club about her new book titled, Condoleezza Rice: A Memoir of My Extraordinary, Ordinary Family and Me.

Condoleezza Rice speaking at the National Press Club on Friday.
 The accomplished Stanford grad spoke on a number of topics including growing up in Alabama amid its racist climate, how she credits her parents (and God) for her success, the strength of the African American community as she saw it during her childhood, 9/11, former president George W. Bush, and current President, Barack Obama (whom she met with later in the day at the White House).

On the topic of meeting Obama, Rice said, "I'm sure we'll talk about whatever he wants to talk about."

When asked about the meeting during a White House press briefing, White House Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton said, "She was going to be in town, and the President obviously couldn’t make her book party later today.  But he wanted to bring her in and have a chat with her.  I’m sure they’ll talk about a wide range of foreign policy issues."

Watch C-Span's coverage of Rice at the National Press Club below.

Read Condoleezza Rice: A Memoir of My Extraordinary, Ordinary Family and Me by clicking the book's cover image below.

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