The thought of Condi as Secretary of State made me think of that business management book from the Seventies, the Peter Principle, which posited that
employees within an organization will advance to their highest level of competence and then be promoted to and remain at a level at which they are incompetent.
Of course, you could argue that Condi has long since passed her level of competence and has continued to be promoted nonetheless.
On a related note, the one quotation for which Condi should ultimately be remembered:
“I believe the title was Bin Laden Determined To Attack Inside the United States.”