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Heroes of our timesAhh, so now we know why lying war monster Condolleezza Rice was going around giving wingnut speeches about socialism and such-like. It wasn’t about getting on the presidential ticket — who even wants that? — it was about becoming the first female member of August National golf club, a goal that she attained today. She, along with Darla Moore, an insanely rich finance lady, can now navigate the lush fairways of America’s finest golf course at their leisure without a male Fortune 500 CEO escorting them. Now it’s just the other 99.9% of us schmucks who will never be able to play this course once in our lifetimes. Hooray!

From the New York Times:

Rice, 57, served as national security adviser and secretary of state under President George W. Bush. She is currently a professor at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, where she has also been provost. Rice was long considered a likely candidate for Augusta National membership if it became open to women.

“I have visited Augusta National on several occasions and look forward to playing golf, renewing friendships and forming new ones through this very special opportunity,” Rice said in a statement released by the club. “I have long admired the important role Augusta National has played in the traditions and history of golf. I also have an immense respect for the Masters Tournament and its commitment to grow the game of golf, particularly with youth, here in the United States and throughout the world.”

Moore, 58, is vice president of Rainwater, Inc., a private investment company founded by her husband, Richard Rainwater. She rose to success in the banking, becoming the highest paid woman in the industry and the first women to be on the cover of Fortune Magazine The University of South Carolina business school is named after her.

Which ladies got snubbed in the inaugural inductions? We can think of at least one…


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