Condoleeza Rice has long since blew out of the D.C. area, but who knew she would show up on an episode of '30 Rock'? Well that's exactly where you could have gotten a glimpse of her if you tuned in last Thursday. Ms. Rice was once the 66th Secretary of State during the Bush administration. She is also a respected scientist and diplomat, not to mention an accomplished pianist and professor of political science. However, wearing all those impressive hats didn't preventing her from taking on the role of Jack Donaghy's (Alec Baldwin's media executive character) ex-girlfriend. Writers even managed to include a scene where Rice's character has a musical showdown with her old beau. AWASHINGTONWOMAN is truly impressed with Ms. Rice's versatility. We say two thumbs up.
Helping To Put Things In Context: Something You Should Know About D.C.
Everyone knows Washington, D.C. for being the nation's capital where decisions are made that affect the country itself and impacts the world at large. But between the time that politicians and special interest groups like to use the city as the reason for all that ails America, it has a more intimate side. This is the side that one could think of as the "local" aspect of the city. I think if people understood what really exists within the boundaries of this diamond shaped (minus a complete side) metropolis, their perspectives may be altered considerably. As AWashingtonWoman will continue to focus on some of the wonderful women who make up the fabric of the DMV (a term used for the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and includes: the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia), we will also strive to give you a little of the backstory, as objectively as we can. So it's been a year since this all began and without really trying, this blog has exceeded what our expectations were. So we are thinking that with a little love and a lot of integrity, we can share some real true insight which can be entertaining as well as informative. Who knows?.... Maybe it will even be ..... helpful.