Driving into Manhattan this morning, I was shocked to see the cover of the New York Post sporting a photo of CondoSLEAZa Rice and a headline that blared, "THE LADY IS A CHAMP."

The tabloid writes that Rice "generally won praise from a politically mixed Post panel of six New Yorkers," then manages to quote just one "independent" who said, "I think she did very well."

Pushed toward the bottom of the story are the following paragraphs, likely from its sourced wire services:

Former Democratic Sen. Bob Kerrey, a commission member, slammed Rice for her statement that Bush was waiting to strike bin Laden because he was tired of "swatting at flies" and wanted a more comprehensive approach.

"We only swatted a fly once, on the 20th of August 1998. We didn't swat any flies afterwards. How the hell could he be tired?" said Kerrey, referring to the missile strikes in Sudan and Afghanistan ordered by Clinton in 1998.

Rice responded, "It was simply a figure of speech."

Perhaps it's similar to the way the Aug. 6, 2001, Presidential Daily Briefing titled "'Bin Laden Determined to Attack Inside the United States" was only a figure of speech.


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