Condoleezza Rice did not noticeably submit herself to her husband on Tuesday while addressing the Southern Baptist Convention in Greensboro, but she took on the protective coloring of her surroundings and out-Phariseed the Pharisees: admitting, shyly and while digging her toe into the plush carpet of the convention center, that she only prayed to God every day.
"And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men."
"Neither shall you learn war any more." Well, no, not that far, not necessarily. The assembled Baptist brethren gave Rice's defense of the war in Iraq a standing ovation.
Interestingly, Ms. Rice refused outside the convention to support the anti same-sex marriage amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which was hotly lusted after inside the convention hall. Nobody asked her, evidently, about abortion. She'd have ducked that question too.