Condoleezza Rice and Aretha Franklin Play Nice Together

Julie Ryan Evans

Condoleeza RiceTypically singing from very different song books, Condoleezza Rice, former Secretary of State under the Bush administration, and Aretha Franklin, soul queen and staunch Democrat, took to the stage together last night in Philadelphia to raise money for music education.

"We do have some things in common, but I am a Democrat forever, let me be very clear about that, alright?" Franklin said.

Rice played piano and Aretha belted out tunes. Together they performed "I Say a Little Prayer" and "My Country 'Tis of Thee."

You can check out part of the performance here:

Not bad, huh? Who knew Condi had it in her?

According to CBS, the two met at a White House event.

"We were just talking and chatting and she said, 'You play, don't you?' And I said, 'Yes.' And she said we should do something together," Rice said.

Of Rice's ability, Franklin said: "She really does play. She's formidable."

Good for them for putting political differences aside for a good cause. Now if only Congress could figure out how to do so ...

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