A Sec of State to be proud of

If, like me, you are fascinated by both classical music and politics, don't miss this article.

There is a special place in my heart for Condi. We share a birthday. We attended the same undergraduate university and studied in the same school (international relations). Her Phd advisor was one of my profs and, incidently, the father of Madeleine Albright. She is an accomplished classical pianist, and I love accomplished classical pianists.

Her tastes, it would seem, are well in advance of mine. She doesn't think much of Puccini, while his arias still make me a bit teary eyed. However, we do apparently agree on Brahms. Of the big B's (plus M), his star shines brightest.