According to an announcement made by CBS newsman Bob Schieffer on Sunday, former United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice - who served in President George W. Bush’s administration – will become a CBS News contributor at the television network.
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During a roundtable discussion on “Face the Nation” in which Rice was a member of the program’s panel, Schieffer announced on Sunday:
Everybody knows Condoleezza Rice was President Bush’s Secretary of State, but I’m highly pleased to announce she has a new job. As of today, she’s joining CBS News as a contributor.
The network further detailed their rationale for signing Rice on by stating that the former Secretary of State will use her insight and vast experience to explore issues facing America at home and abroad.
Condoleezza Rice has been extremely popular with Americans according to polls taken while she was in the Bush administration and thereafter – right up to the present. There was much talk of Rice being drafted into running for president in the early stages of the GOP presidential primary events, but she continued to say that she had no interest in pursuing a political future in elective office. In spite of her constant insistence that there would be no way she would run for president on the Republican ticket, news persons continually hounded her with the question regarding a change of heart and change of mind - which never came.