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When asked about Kristol’s suggestion that Powell might attend the Democratic National Convention, former Reagan White House Chief of Staff and Powell confidante Ken Duberstein took a swipe at Kristol.

“Consider the source,” said Duberstein, referring to Kristol who once served as a top aide to Vice President Dan Quayle. “He was the person who advertised himself as Dan Quayle’s brain. Colin Powell has no plans to attend either convention.”