I would like to know the marital status of Condoleezza Rice. Is she married, or has she ever been married?
— Ken K., Arizona
The woman President Bush has tapped to be the nation's new secretary of state is single and has never been married. It's safe to say that Rice, 50, who spends weekends with the president and first lady, is currently married to her job. A native of Birmingham, Ala., she was named National Security Advisor in 2001 and is widely recognized as one of the president's closest advisors. Before joining the White House, she served as the provost of Stanford University for six years. She worked for the first President Bush as senior director of Soviet and East European Affairs in the National Security Council and as a special assistant to the president for National Security Affairs. She holds a Ph.D. in international studies from the University of Denver. In her rare spare time, she plays the piano and exercises.