I noticed that Google- images was full with this not long ago and has been cleansed lately.

You google Powell- test tube, you get anything but that picture…

So, for those of you wanting to reminisce…and maybe replenish Google’s sources – please post this

and if you want the fiction send off from Mars Attacks

His line (not in the video) – calling his wife before welcoming the aliens

Yes, I get to greet the Martian ambassador.
Isn't that great?
Oh, it's a hell of an honor.
Didn't I always tell you if I stayed in my place
and never spoke up...
...good things were bound to happen?
I want the Martians to be treated like
foreign dignitaries.
I want your men alert and majestic...
...with a snap in their step.
This must look good. The world is watching.

One more thing: I caught the end of Meet the Press when Brokaw asked Powell about the Bush administration. “Have they failed?”

he hemmed and he hawed and the only intelligible things were

“……..and his polls are down”

I also remembered how all the endorsements in the primaries had that nasty kick in the script:

“because I didn’t like Hillary’s tone”

I notice they maintained the spiteful script.