So Colin Powell is stepping down as Secretary of State in Bush’s cabinet. Not unexpected, he made it clear that he was in it for one term only. His successor? Looks like it’s Condolezza Rice. Ouch!!

Powell was a moderate voice in a Cabinet filled with synchophants. A soldier who has seen war and knows that there must be a better solution. A learned, thoughtful diplomat saddled with the burden of being the mouthpiece for a gang who couldn’t care less what the rest of the world thinks of America.

Rice will fit right in to her new role. She’s about as diplomatic as a blitzkreig. Condi will have absolutely no problem keeping a straight face while she broadcasts the company line and look out anyone who stands in her way.

Will Powell resurface as a replacement for Dick Cheney when the guy’s heart finally decides stopping is better than hanging around in that corrupt body? Or will he wait until 2008 and take a run at the Presidency on his own terms? Either way, I don’t think we’ve seen the last of the General.