1) She works for the Bush Administration and is a longtime friend of what has amounted to "The Imperial Family";
2) The mixed bag of global racism and sexism that particularly plagues women of African descent shows itself in the most despicable fashion.
But, unlike disillusioned Arabs and Muslims pimped and distracted by despotic Middle Eastern governments into extreme unrest over Danish cartoons, life goes on back in the States. No surprise that the Bush Administration refuses to pursue it as a serious issue, despite the fact that such attitudes may reflect one underlying reason why Rice can't make a cease fire or peaceful resolution fit. This should definitely spark discourse on how the Arab/Muslim world views the African Diaspora and the disturbing history behind those perceptions.