Legions of the Bay Area unemployed blame the Bush Administration for their predicament. But members of that very administration find themselves being offered plum Bay Area jobs -- and turning them down.
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's spokesperson acknowledged Tuesday that Madame Secretary was "approached about being the new commissioner of the PAC-10 conference", but she turned the job down.
That sound you hear right now is students at ten large West Coast schools sighing in absolute relief.
Ms. Rice was a professor and provost at Stanford prior to taking a job in the Bush Administration, and has returned to the Bay Area to teach and lecture since wrapping up work at the State Department.
On the other hand, we would not so much enjoy her inevitable water boarding of the constantly misbehaving Stanford Tree.