I’ve always though that Rice was a tremendously intelligent person but at the same time I intensely disliked the policies she has been advocating. There’s an interesting opinion piece in Newsweek/MSNBC.com by Marcus Mabry that may give more insight into who she is.
She built the image the public has of her as an ice queen stuck on repeat. Its the downside of her extreme loyalty to Bush, her discipline and her deep competitive streak. But its an image.
I don’t know if he’s right, but it’s an interesting thought.