But as far as Rice having no lovahs...
Ultimately, Baker's political strategy counted on the decisive intervention of one person in the president's closed inner circle -- who sees him alone and could not be kept from him, and on whom he has become dependent for support and trusts implicitly...What does Sidney Blumenthal mean by "could not be kept from him"? I know what I would mean if I described a relationship that way.
And Sidney goes on in the same Salon piece:
On the other [side] was the president, who had raised her into Baker's seventh-floor office in Foggy Bottom, whom she had flattered as the equal of Lincoln and Churchill, and whom, in a telling Freudian slip, she had referred to as "my husband" before a roomful of reporters and editors of the New York Times.Her husband? I wonder if they'll be allowed conjugal visits when the revolution comes.