The Good Soldier

Friday, November 19, 2004

And so Colin Powell won't be taking part in Bush Term Two. His legacy is uncertain, but while in office, he was by far the cabinet's most popular member. Sympathetic observers attribute Powell's positive ratings to his up-by-the-bootstraps bio, straight-talking manner, and air of loyalty. But might he have been more manipulative with the media than he is given credit for? Brooke examines the reality and representation of Colin Powell.

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