Stanford’s Secret Recruiting Weapon: Condi Rice?

Look, you may have your opinions about waterboarding, Gitmo, illegal wiretapping, the war in Iraq and offenses against human rights, the U.S. Constitution and international law. But damn it, if Condoleezza Rice is going to bring blue-chip athletes to Stanford University, then she is to be welcomed back with open arms.

Condoleezza Rice

In a rather remarkable paragraph in his fine story on Rice and her relationship with the Stanford Athletic Dept., Jon Wilner of the SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS tells of how the former Secretary of State for the Bush administration lifts weights with athletes on campus, and is an assistant coach of the women’s golf team. And how she’s drawing in those football recruits, the Condi Way. Read more…