Politicians' Television Cameos
Condoleezza Rice on 30 Rock
Now that she's no longer responsible for world peace, former Bush administration Secretary of State Condi Rice is unwinding with some acting. Tina Fey confirmed that Rice is filming a cameo on NBC's 30 Rock, a show known for its hilarious incorporation of celebrity cameos. Rice's appearance will be especially anticipated because of the show's running joke about her: She is mentioned repeatedly as the ex-girlfriend of GE executive Jack Donaghy, played by Alec Baldwin. Fey said Rice's cameo will be "amazing..Every now and then we hear that someone wants to come," Fey said, "but usually we try and do it where we write the part first so that we have something good to offer them, because all actors like to see, you know, a juicy part."