Condi and Her Critics

The right-wing Wall Street Journal editorial page gets caught prematurely lionizing Secretary Rice:

Her speech in Paris lived up to advance billing as a major policy address. The choice of the elite Sciences Po, a training ground for French diplomats no less, sent a message that the second Bush Administration won’t shy away from engaging its fiercest critics.

From today’s Washington Post:

…if the roar from the audience was mostly polite and restrained, that was partly because only a handful of the school’s 5,500 students were allowed near the auditorium where Rice spoke, and the initial questions were vetted in advance by the school and the State Department.