Rice is just a GOOD girl trying to be a success in a man's world. This means that she has to be the one filling everybody's coffee cups and asking if they take cream or sugar with that? Only, it's not so simple anymore. Now, instead of doing the coffee rounds, the girls have got go out and be the lying mouthpiece for all the big bad boys around her. She gets to whitewash it for them by lying while being a woman at the same time.
It's sort of the political equivalent of oral sex. Worshipful mouthing of phallic power, and all that. Don't you know? That's how the "smart" girls get ahead in today's world of business and politics. I had a boss just like that; I almost wanted to assasinate her for the good of womankind.