Romney congratulates Condoleezza Rice on Augusta membership
August 20th, 2012
12:22 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney congratulates Condoleezza Rice on Augusta membership

(CNN) - Mitt Romney congratulated former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Twitter Monday for becoming one of the first women admitted as a member to the Augusta National Golf Club.


In April, Romney expressed support for women members at Augusta, but said the decision should be left up to the club.

"I am not a member of Augusta. I don't know if I would qualify," Romney said. "My golf game is not that good. Certainly if I were a member, if I could run Augusta, which isn't likely to happen, of course I'd have women into Augusta."


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soundoff (37 Responses)
  1. Chumlee

    And Rice is to naive to realize that this is nothing but a token ploy

    August 20, 2012 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  2. mgctampa

    Congratulations for something they should have done 30 years ago really? Shows you who he is.

    August 20, 2012 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  3. Sniffit

    "What is it about College Records? Robmey also went to "College" as he himself claims. So why aren't you asking for his then."

    Mittens is white. The whole point of the demands for more of Obama's college and other academic records is to dogwhistle about affirmative action, insinuating that Obama is a "charity case" and got into Harvard, etc., because he was black, but really didn't deserve it academically and probably took some more deserving white kid's spot. The entire purpose of those talking opints is to stoke race resentment. It wouldn't work with Mittens and it doesn't concern them because he was white and rich and obviously (as far as they are concerned) therefore a talented, intelligent, deservintg, hard-working, virtuous and able student and academic who earned everything he was ever given. After all, winning the womb-lottery is a sign that God has chosen you for great things.

    August 20, 2012 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  4. Bill

    Who cares? This creep was one of the architects of the unnecessary war in Iraq and ahe will forever be tainted by that fiasco. Hey, Condi, make sure you take a photo ID with you wnen you go to play golf.

    August 20, 2012 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  5. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Why would she want to be a member of this club. One.
    Two. Who cares?
    Three. Get your teeth cleaned and fixed Condi.
    Four. Who gives a good gosh darn?
    Five. Show us the tax returns Robmey.
    Six. How does a woman's body know NOT to get pregnant when she is "legitimately raped"? Either Condi or Romney can answer this one.

    August 20, 2012 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  6. cali girl

    It seems that only the rich and elite get a nod. Still segregated for the fat cats.

    August 20, 2012 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  7. Boss

    Maybe its a Repub peace offering. Akin comment typical old fashioned good ol boy ignorance, so they show enlightenment by admitting a woman. (AND she's BLACK, people!) They probably still have jam boys at Augusta.

    August 20, 2012 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  8. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    It wouldn't work with Mittens and it doesn't concern them because he was white and rich and obviously (as far as they are concerned) therefore a talented, intelligent, deservintg, hard-working, virtuous and able student and academic who earned everything he was ever given. After all, winning the womb-lottery is a sign that God has chosen you for great things.
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    Sniffit you freaking slay me!!!!!!!!!!!!
    What a way with words you have. I LOVE IT!!!

    August 20, 2012 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  9. Bob

    What a breakthrough! Now if you have enough money, you can not only be an "honorary white" you can even be an "honorary man". Of course, they probably will still make them use the back entrance. You know, just for appearances.

    August 20, 2012 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  10. Woman In California

    For goodness sake, as a woman, I ask why can't men have anything to themselves? We ladies have so many other things to get involved in – but I guess if you can't start unnecessary wars and bankrupt the American people, you have to find something.

    August 20, 2012 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  11. curious

    Does Rice golf?

    August 20, 2012 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  12. Mikey

    Someone posted: "A woman with class and intelligence that the left wishes was on their side"
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    We on the left can admire people who we disagree with politically. The person who typed the above thinks it's okay to be gratuitously disrespectful to the President of the United States, making their comment laughably hypocritical. Rice would have been an excellent choice for VP by Romney, but instead he picked the Ayn Rand disciple, Paul Ryan, who the kind of person that would read Great Expectations and think it was a prescription for society.

    I am very happy the GOP ticket is not Huntsman-Rice. That would have been a duo to contend with. The out-of-touch serial liar and flip flopper (Romney) and the smug social and economic Darwinist (Ryan) are not.

    August 20, 2012 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
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