"People say, 'She's so successful' and 'Look at her position as a black
woman.' She is a black woman who grew up in Birmingham, Ala., and said that she
never experienced a day of racism in her life," Lee tells the April issue of
Umm, I don't think she's a successful "black woman." I would be more inclined to say that she is a successful person. Pretty sure that the position of Secretary of State ranks right up near the top in terms of "success."
"I know you love your Ferragamo shoes, but come on. While people were drowning
in New Orleans, she was going up and down Madison Ave. buying Ferragamo shoes.
Then she went to see 'Spamalot.'"
I'm always curious to know what people like Spike Lee would actually have these leaders do in times of crisis. Forget about the simple fact for a moment that domestic emergency management is not even fall under the State Departments scope of operations. Let's say it did; then what, Spikey? Would you have her tromping through waste deep water trying to patch the levees? Flying a helicopter rescuing people? I could actually see that, though. Madame Secretary in her thigh-high leather boots, kicking down doors and slinging people over her shoulder while climbing up a rope ladder and into a helicopter. Totally plausible.
Simple fact: People who are "on the ground" in these emergency situations don't want leadership hovering over their shoulder. It's called "micro-management" and most people don't like it. They're kind of funny that way.