POLITICS
04/25/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Condoleezza Rice On Jay Leno: Says She Won't Criticize Obama Like Cheney Is (VIDEO)

Barack Obama isn't the only political figure making the late night rounds. Jay Leno had former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on his show last night, less than a week after the President's appearance. Leno asked Rice about whether she misses her job, thinks Bush was misunderstood and whether Dick Cheney should stop criticizing Obama. In what could be perceived as disapproval toward Cheney's recent disparaging comments about the Obama administration, Rice told Leno that we "owe them our loyalty and our silence". Rice made a point to let the audience know she was agreeing with her former boss, George W. Bush, who said the same thing last week. Watch the video below and read a partial transcript:

"My view is we got to do it our way; we did our best. We did some things well, some things not so well. Now, they get their chance. And I agree with the president. We owe them our loyalty and our silence while they do it. Because I know what it's like to have people chirping at you when they perhaps don't know what's going on inside. These are quality people. I know them. They love the country. And they won't make the same decisions, perhaps, that we did. But I believe they'll do what they think is best for the country and I'll give my advice privately and keep it to myself."