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Madeleine Albright Can Leg-Press 400 Pounds



'NYT' Sunday Preview: Madeleine Albright Can Leg-Press 400 Pounds

By E&P Staff

Published: April 20, 2006 1:35 PM ET

NEW YORK In an interview in the The New York Times Magazine that will appear this coming Sunday, Madeleine Albright reveals, among other things, that even at 68, she works out three times a week "and I can leg-press up to 400 pounds." This follows a discussion of how she does not expect to re-marry, partly because, as she says, "I'm intimidating, don't you think?"

Another highlight of the Q & A is her commentary on the fact that her father, Josef Korbel, a Czech diplomat who became dean of the school of international relations at the University of Denver, happened to train two future secretaries of state. The other was Condoleezza Rice. "What I like about her," Albright says, "is that she continues to give credit to the fact that my father had a big influence on her."

When Korbel died in 1977, Rice sent a pot of flowers in the shape of a piano, and Albright's mother referred to her as "your father's favorite student."

Nowadays Albright is not a fan of certain aspects of Rice's work. She declares that the Iraq invasion "may end up being one of the worst disasters in American foreign policy." She does not believe Saddam was an "imminent threat" and advises, "You can't go to war with everybody you dislike."

The magazine on Sunday also unveils a new serial, by Scott Turow, and a new comic, by Jaime Hernandez.

E&P Staff (letters@editorandpublisher.com)


yeah a 400 pound leg press is impressive for a 60some year old woman but how many alternating barbell curls can she do while balancing on a medicine ball?