From COLIN GLAD TO DROP NEW YEAR’S BALL, The New York Post, Dec. 22, 2004:
“Secretary of State Colin Powell will return to the city of his birth and drop the famous Waterford Crystal ball in Times Square on New Year’s Eve, Mayor Bloomberg announced yesterday.
“‘Colin Powell is the American dream come true,’ Bloomberg said of the Bronx-raised outgoing secretary of state.
“‘He’s done everything his country has ever asked.’…”
Yes, well, that’s been his undoing.