In the "Even a broken clock is right twice a day" news category, Confederate Yankee, tbogg's latest nemesis, is, well, maybe, right?:
So here is my completely groundless theory:
Negroponte is moving in to be in a position to take over for Rice, but not because Rice is going out of office, but up. Vice President Dick Cheney will resign due to much more plausible health problems (the poor guy has worn-out defibrillators, hasn't he?), and Dr. Rice will step in as our first female Vice President sometime during the summer or early fall of 2007. She will then be "pushed" into running as the Republican contender against Hillary, setting up our first guaranteed female president as a result of the 2008 elections. At this point, Pat Robertson will quote some obscure translation of the Book of Revelations and declare this is proof of the End of Days, at which point we all laugh at him.
Again.Of course, that's just my theory. I could be wrong.
Of course, that's this Negroponte:
He has been criticized because of his involvement in the covert funding of the Contras, and there are allegations that he was in involved in a coverup of human rights abuses carried out by CIA-trained operatives in Honduras, where he was the U.S. chief of mission in the 1980s. It was in Honduras that Negroponte first worked with the former executive director of the CIA, Kyle "Dusty" Foggo. According to The New York Times, Negroponte carried out "the covert strategy of the Reagan administration to crush the Sandinistas government in Nicaragua."
All in all, Negroponte's a really sweet guy.