Dear Ms. Walsh: Can't get anything to work so that I can post near your article, so I'm posting here. If you and Mr. Buchanan discuss this again, I hope you will ask the following: "Are you implying, sir, that General Powell was not qualified for the posts he is supposed to be so grateful for?" And, I think that when he says, "John McCain is drowning -- why is General Powell doing this NOW?," the answer should be, "Maybe he feels that since the race seems already to be lost, he can throw his weight behind his conscience without the loss being his doing."
And, I feel that, Barack Obama's superhuman powers of not being seething with anger at the current nasty tactics of his opponents, their obvious race-baiting and hate-mongering -- those superhuman powers need not be mirrored by other minoritiy peoples who are not running for office. Why shouldn't Colin Powell be personally offended by this nastiness, ON HIS OWN BEHALF and say so without Pat Buchanan then calling him "ungrateful"? I'm sorry, but just because you made him a "house worker," Pat, doesn't mean that he won't ask to be manumitted when he gets the opportunity.
It's so sad that we'll be hearing that Colin Powell is ungrateful. Come out of the closet, Republican leaders and admit that you wanted a figurehead, why don't you? Can't you understand how bad it makes you look? Clarence Thomas had better now say a word, I guess.